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Merrilands Children’s Centre and Kindergarten

About the Centre

The Merrilands Children’s Centre and Kindergarten is a welcoming environment where all children and families are respected. Enrolments are centralised through Darebin Council, see details below. You can also arrange to visit the centre by making an appointment.

We enjoy nurturing and developing the curiosity of children through the wide range of opportunities we offer them, which they may not have at home. One example of this is the Reptile Encounters and Egg Hatching program we ran. This included activities such as a bug hunt as well as feeding and hands on play time with safe animals. The program taught children about different animals and their origins, enhancing their knowledge about native Australian wildlife. Children also learnt to be responsible for the welfare of chicks after they hatched.

Child Care Opening Hours

Our Long Day Care service is open from 7.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday. 

Kindergarten Timetable 

4 Year Old (Red) 8.30am - 4.00pm 8.30am - 4.00pm  -
4 Year Old (Blue)  -  -  8.30am - 4.00pm  8.30am - 4.00pm  -

Child Care Enrolment

Merrilands Children Centre and Kindergarten also runs a Long Day Care Service and you can enrol at any time. In some cases there may be a waiting list. To secure your place please register your details by submitting our expression of interest form, or call Lentara UnitingCare on 03 9351 3600 for more information. You can also arrange to visit the centre by making an appointment. 

Darebin Council

Kindergarten Enrolment

Merrilands Children Centre & Kindergarten in Ryan St Reservoir currently runs a funded 4 year old program in addition to a Long Day Care Service. Enrolments for our 4 year old program are centralised through Darebin Council, see details below. If you would like more information or would like to book a tour, contact the centre directly to make an appointment.

Darebin Council

Kindergarten Centralised Waiting List Office
Ph: (03) 8470 8105 or (03) 8470 8118

Child Care Fees

Our childcare fees are $120 per day and $590 per week.  Want to find out about Rebates and Benefits

Kindergarten Fees (per term)

4 Year Old Program
Health Care Concession

Centre Details

Address: 23-25 Ryan Street, Reservoir Merrilands VIC 3073
Phone: (03) 8470 8825 
Email: registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebinvic.gov.au