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Child care centres

Education and care services

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The City of Parramatta provides early learning centres for children from birth to school age, offering quality care and learning experiences through a variety of educational programs.

The centres are open for 11 hours per day, five days per week for 49 weeks per year.

Qualified staff

Our qualified teachers and childcare workers are from a variety of cultural backgrounds and provide excellent care and education for your child's individual needs.


Council supports the provision of quality early learning services and all of our centres are licensed and accredited with relevant authorities, and meet all national and state standards.

Daily programs

Daily programs are provided to develop children's strengths, interests and needs and to respect their cultural backgrounds. These programs encourage children to share and express ideas individually and to develop social skills.

Play equipment

Play equipment activities and experiences are provided to develop children's physical skills, creativity and to stimulate their development through activities such as games, stories, music, art and craft.

Healthy meals and refreshments

Healthy meals and refreshments are provided for children during lunch, morning and afternoon tea times.

Fees are adjusted annually on July 1 according to City of Parramatta budget decisions.

City of Parramatta Early Learning Centre

  • Monday and Friday – $106 per day
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – $108 per day

North Rocks Early Learning Centre

  • Children under 3 years of age – $112 per day
  • Children 3 to 5 years of age – $106 per day

Child care subsidy

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You may be eligible to receive a fee subsidy from the Commonwealth Government.

The child care subsidy is the main way the Commonwealth Government assists families with their childcare fees.

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