Childcare Centres

Childcare Centres

Council has 26 childcare facilities catering for 4000 children each year. Our services include long day care, preschool and programs for school age children up to 12. Our centres provide a safe, secure and inclusive environment for all children, including children with additional needs.

Call our Children’s Services Hotline on 4732 7844, email or visit our Penrith City Council Children's Services Facebook page to find out about vacancies, fees, specialised support services, vacation care and upcoming activities.

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List of Childcare Centres

Blue Emu Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

38A Wedmore Rd, Emu Heights

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4735 6954
Email

Carita Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

Lot 99 Trent Street, South Penrith

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4721 3138
Email

Cook Parade Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

41 Cook Parade, St Clair

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9834 5002
Email

Emu Plains Kids Place and Emu Village OSH

Ages catered for

Long Day Care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years 
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care for children aged 5-12 (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Long Day Care: 7am-6pm 
Before and After School Care: 7-9am and 3-6.30pm (school terms) 
Vacation Care: 7am-6.30pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

4 Lawson Street Emu Plains

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4735 7094
Email

Erskine Park Children's Centre

Ages catered for

Long Day Care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years 
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Long Day Care: 7am-6pm 
Before and After School Care: 7-9am and 3-6.30pm (school terms) 
Vacation Care: 7am-6.30pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea

Erskine Park Before and After School Care

Before and after school care for children aged 5-12 (attending primary school)

Hours of operation: 7-9am and 3-6:30 pm

This service provides breakfast and afternoon tea.

Address

57 Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9834 3651
Email

Glenmore Park Child and Family Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am-6pm

What this service provides
  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

31 Blue Hills Drive, Glenmore Park

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Mobile0422 400 326
Fax4737 8293
Email

Glenmore Park OSH Care

Ages catered for

Before and after school care and vacation care for 5-12 year olds (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Before and after school care: 7-9am and 3-6.30pm (school terms) 
Vacation Care: 7am-6pm

What this service provides

  • breakfast and afternoon tea.

Address

Floribunda Ave, Glenmore Park

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4733 5097
Email

Grays Lane Children's Centre

Ages catered for

Year-round Preschool program for children aged 3-5 years 
Before and After School Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school).

Hours of operation

Preschool: 9am-3pm 
Before and After School Care: 6.30-9am and 3-6pm (school terms)

What this service provides

  • parents are asked to provide morning tea, lunch, hats and a change of clothes
  • breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

Lots 136/137 Grays Lane, Cranebrook

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4730 6801
Email

Gumbirra Children's Centre

Ages catered for

Year-round Preschool program for children aged 3-5 years 
Before and After School Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Preschool: 8.45am - 3pm 
Before and After School Care: 7-9am and 3-6pm (school terms) 

What this service provides

  • breakfast and afternoon tea
  • preschool parents are asked to provide morning tea and lunch, hats and a change of clothes

Address

97A Cook Parade, St Clair

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9670 4987
Email

Jamisontown Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

70 Glenbrook Street, Jamisontown

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4733 7975
Email

Kindana Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

6:45am to 6:15pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

25a Moore Street, St Clair

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9670 4191
Email

Kindana OSH Care

Ages catered for

Before and After School Care and Vacation Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Before and After School Care: 7-9am and 3- 6.30pm (school terms) 
Vacation Care: 7am - 6pm

What this service provides

  • Breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Transition to school
  • Parents are asked to provide lunch and snacks during vacation care

Address

25 Moore Street, St Clair

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9834 3564
Email

Koala Corner Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

Cnr Swanston and Collins Street, St Marys

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9833 4249
Email

Platypus Playground Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

61 Wardwell Drive, South Penrith

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4736 3050
Email

Rainbow Cottage Children's Centre

Ages catered for

Year-round Preschool program for children aged 3-5 years 
Before and After School Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Preschool: 9am - 3pm 
Before and After School Care: 7-9am and 3pm-6pm (school terms)

What this service provides

  • parents are asked to provide morning tea, lunch, hats and a change of clothes
  • breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

30 Trinity Drive, Cambridge Gardens

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4730 4231
Email

Ridge-ee-Didge Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

17-23 Woodland Avenue, Oxley Park

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9623 2142
Email

St Marys Children's Centre & Occasional Care

Ages catered for

Preschool program for children aged 3-5 years 
Occasional Care for children aged 0-6 years

Hours of operation

Preschool: 8.30am-3pm (school terms) 
Occasional Care: 8:30am- 4pm

What this service provides

  • Parents are asked to provide morning tea, lunch, hats and a change of clothes

Address

7 Collins Street, St Marys

Apply for Waiting List

Contact

Phone4732 7844
Fax9623 5754
Email

Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

207 Bennett Rd, St Clair

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9670 6318
Email

Strauss Road Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

8 Strauss Road, St Clair

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9670 5792
Email

Tamara Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

6.30am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

17 Hosking Street, Cranebrook

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4730 2858
Email

Tandara Children's Centre

Ages catered for

Preschool program for children aged 3-5 years 
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Preschool: 9am-3pm (school terms) 
Before and After School Care: 7-9am and 3-6pm (school terms) 
Vacation Care: 6.30am-6pm

What this service provides

  • breakfast and afternoon tea
  • preschool parents are asked to provide morning tea, lunch, hats and a change of clothes
  • vacation care parents are asked to provide lunch and snacks

Address

217 Evan Street, South Penrith

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4730 2858
Email

Wattle Glenn Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

6:30 am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

28 Trinity Drive, Cambridge Gardens

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4730 2024
Email

Werrianda Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

20 Brookfield Ave, Werrington Downs

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4730 4895
Email

Werrington County Children's Centre

Ages catered for

6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

7am to 6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

Cnr Henry Lawson Dr and John Batman Ave

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax9833 7803
Email

Yoorami Children's Centre

Ages catered for

Long Day Care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years 
Before and After School Care and Vacation Care for children aged 5-12 years (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

Long Day Care: 6.30am to 6pm 
Before and After School care: 6.30-9am and 3-6pm (school terms) 
Vacation Care: 6.30am-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Transition to school
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child
  • before and after school care provides breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Preschool parents are asked to provide snacks and lunch, hats and a change of clothes

Address

7-11 Cottage Street, Werrington

Apply for Waiting List

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Fax4732 3177
Email

Centralised Waiting List

Apply to enrol your child in one of our Long Day Care, Preschool, or Out of School Hours (Before and After School Care), Vacation Care or Occasional Care services.

Applying for a Waiting List

Follow the steps below to apply and add your child to a waiting list:

  1. Call the Department of Human Services on 136 150 or visit the Human Services Child Care Benefit website and register for Child Care Benefit / Child Care Rebate.
  2. Click on the relevant centre in the list below that you want to apply for. This will open an application form in a new window.
  3. Follow the prompts and answer the questions
  4. Press the Submit button when complete

A Children's Services Clerical team member will be in contact once a position becomes available.

Please repeat the steps if applying for multiple sites and/or multiple children.

In January and July we will be sending a confirmation letter for you to respond to within the designated time frame acknowledgeing if you would like to remain on the waiting list and that your details are current.

Please contact the administration team if you have any questions on:

Phone: 02 4732 7844
Email: .
Facebook: Penrith City Council Children's Services Facebook page

Waitlist application forms

As an alternative to applying online on one of the above links you can download and complete the Centralised Wait List Form. Note: Before completing the form below please call the Department of Human Services on 136 150 to ascertain your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate details.

Send your completed form to: Children's Services, Penrith City Council, PO Box 60, PENRITH NSW 2751.

Call our Children's Services Hotline 4732 7844 for information about how we can help you, including:

  • vacancies
  • fees
  • specialised support services
  • hours of services
  • vacation care bookings
  • upcoming activities

Email or visit our Penrith City Council Children's Services Facebook page.