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Cardinia Life Crèche

Cardinia Life’s Crèche is a much-loved asset in the Cardinia community. This service provides parents the ability to participate in regular exercise at Cardinia Life, drop a sibling off while the other participates in a swim lesson, or even take some time away from the centre.

This service is for members, visitors and also available for occasional care. It is operated by a team of fully qualified childcare experts who ensure every child enjoys their time in the crèche!

Crèche information

Session times

Session 1

9am – 10:30am

Session 2

10:40am – 12pm

Session Prices


$11.40 per child

Non-Member (using the facility)

$13 per child

Occasional Care

$15.70 per child

No Show / Late Cancellation Fee

$10 per child 

If you have not cancelled prior to 8am on the day of the booking you will be charged.

What you need to know

  • Bookings can be made by contacting the crèche during regular session times, or reception outside of crèche operating hours. To rebook a session, please tick the rebook column on the sign in sheet. This will rebook your child for the same time and day for the following week. Bookings can be made up to a week in advance.
  • Cancellation of your booking must be received by 7:30am on the day of your booking. A Non-cancellation/No-show Fee will be applied to your account and is payable upon your next attendance if cancellation is not received by this time.

Your child will need the following items whilst attending crèche:

  • A healthy snack (children will often eat a healthier option when surrounded by their peers, regardless of age. Fruit, yoghurt, vege sticks and dips are great options.)
  • A healthy snack (children will often eat a healthier option when surrounded by their peers, regardless of age. Fruit, yoghurt, vege sticks and dips are great options.)
  • A change of clothes (we strongly believe in children learning through play as it fosters curiosity, experimentation and imagination whilst engaging all their senses.)
  • A hat for outdoors (we are a SunSmart Service and have spare hats if needed.)
  • Nappies and Wipes if your child is still in nappies.
  • A comfort item if you think this will assist your child
  • All childcare educators working in the crèche are required to have a Certificate 3, Diploma or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, as
    well as First Aid, CPR, Asthma, Anaphylaxis and Working with Children Checks.
  • Our children’s program is developed to accommodate the variety of ages and abilities of all children in our care. We aim to assist children to become independent learners through quality care and educational program. Our team of educators work together to develop a fortnightly program, that is reviewed and adapted on a daily basis to support the changing needs and interests of the children. Photographic Reflections are displayed on our Reflection and Programming wall. Parental input is highly valued at our service. Please let the staff know, or write a message in our communication diary, and we will implement your ideas where possible.
  • The techniques we use when dealing with children’s behaviour are obviously going to be different than those that are used at home.
    Our aim is to provide children with a positive atmosphere and to establish opportunities for recognizing and reinforcing appropriate
    behaviour. When children understand the reasons for limits they are more likely to follow them. Teaching children the reasoning for a
    limit helps them to gain a better understanding of why the limit is put in place. A copy of our behaviour management policy is available
    on out entrance communication board, or by contacting staff.
  • The safety of the children in our care is of the utmost importance. Children are only permitted to be collected by a person who has been listed on a child’s enrolment form. For more details or to add additional people to this list after enrolment has commenced, please see one of our childcare educators.
  • Anaphylaxis is a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction. We encourage families to avoid brining nut-based products to avoid possible exposure to children with allergies that may attend our
  • To minimise the spread of potentially infectious diseases between children, and centre staff, Cardinia Life Crèche Educators may exclude children who they deem too ill to attend. This is at the discretion of the educators and Centre Management. More information is available in our Infectious Diseases Policy.
  • If you have a complaint or concern, please speak with the Childcare Educators. If you are not satisfied with their response, please contact Shayreen Quinton, in person, by phone 03 5945 2888, or by email [email protected]. If you have been unable to resolve your concerns, please see our complaints information on the Communication Board at the entrance to Crèche.

Cardinia Life’s Childcare service operates under the ‘No Jab, No Play’ policy. To have an enrolment confirmed for your child please
provide the service with an Immunisation History Statement from the AIR. It must show that your child:

  • is up to date with vaccinations for their age OR
  • on a recognised vaccine catch-up schedule OR
  • has a medical condition preventing them from being fully vaccinated.

Parents and carers can print a copy of their child’s Immunisation History Statement from their;

  • myGov account or
  • Call the AIR on phone 1800 653 809
  • visit a Medicare or Centrelink office.

Enrol today

If you are new to Cardinia Life’s crèche, please complete an enrolment form and someone will be in touch with you to book your children’s spots.

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