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Bannockburn Children’s Service

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Bannockburn Children’s Service (BCS) has child care vacancies for children aged between 6 weeks and 6 years of age.

  • Come and meet our highly qualified, experienced and caring educators
  • Play in our large natural outdoor environment
  • Learn with our fun, engaging daily program of music, science, early literacy and numeracy
  • Enjoy child care, kindergarten, maternal and child health, and allied family services in one location

Want to know more? Visit us at 2a Pope Street, Bannockburn for a chat and a tour.

What early education programs are offered at BCS?

Bannockburn Children’s Service offers quality early childhood education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years of age. There is also a Government-funded kindergarten program available, taught by a degree-qualified Early Childhood teacher.

The daily program at BCS features a play-based approach to learning, with an innovative staff team implementing diverse and engaging experiences for children. Our staff focus on the health and happiness of your child, which includes serving nutritionally balanced meals and snacks and playing  in our natural and appealing outdoor play spaces.

What are the opening hours at BCS?

Bannockburn Children’s Service opens from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. The  funded sessional and integrated kindergarten programs offer 15 hours of Kindergarten per week during terms. .

What are the child care fees at BCS?

The full cost for child care is $123 per day with a discounted weekly fee of $565, confirmed to 30 June 2019. Bannockburn Children’s Service does not charge a fee on public holidays, the BCS annual conference day, or the annual closure period from Christmas to New Year.

Bannockburn Children’s Service is an approved service for the Federal Government’s Child Care Subsidy, so the actual cost of care is different for each family. For an individual quote for care at BCS, call 5220 7230.

For more information on the Federal Government’s Child Care Subsidy, call 136 150 or visit



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Tuesday, 24 March 2020 - 2:15pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.