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North Brighton Children’s Centre

We are upgrading and expanding North Brighton Children’s Centre. The new design will create more kindergarten and occasional care places for local children and continue to deliver on-site maternal and child health services. 

Key elements include: 

  • A purpose-built centre for three-year old and four-year-old kindergarten 
  • Occasional care service and a multi-function meeting room
  • An expanded outdoor play area for occasional care 
  • Maternal Child Health consulting rooms  
  • Environmentally sensitive design
  • On site car parking and landscaping improvements.

This project is being delivered as part of Council’s commitment to improving the accessibility and quality of early childhood services in Bayside. 

The new North Brighton Children’s Centre will continue to provide the same services including kindergarten, occasional care and maternal and child health in a more functional and accessible building.  It will also cater for the State Government’s direction to expand its funded four-year-old kindergarten program to include three-year-old children.

The Centre will be reconfigured to provide 2 kindergarten rooms of 33 and 22 places, creating an additional 14 kindergarten places for children. Additionally, with a flexible room design, five more places will be created for occasional care enabling either one or two con-current programs to be offered.

The new building will feature environmentally sensitive design, an extended outdoor play area for occasional care and provide onsite car parking. 

Council’s $2.4 million investment is supported by a $600,000 Victorian Government Building Blocks Capacity Grant.

Construction will commence in Mid-June 2022 and be complete by the end of 2022. Enrolments will be open for term 1 in 2023.

We have relocated the services to temporary facilities at Brighton East, adjacent to Hirlingham Park, Elsternwick Primary School, and Brighton East and Hampton Maternal and Child Health centres to ensure a smooth transition for children and families during the construction period.