Child Care Centres

Child Care Centres

Council has 26 child care 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. All of our centres are not for profit, so all proceeds go back into your child’s education.

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.

List of Child Care 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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

38A Wedmore Rd, Emu Heights

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Ages catered for

Before and After School Care for Braddock Public School children aged 5-12 years

Hours of operation

6.30am-8.30am and 3pm-6.30pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

Braddock Public School - Laycock Street, Cranebrook

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

Lot 99 Trent Street, South Penrith

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

41 Cook Parade, St Clair

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Emu Plains Kids Place and Emu Village OSH

Ages catered for

Long Day Care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years

Hours of operation

Long Day Care: 7am-6pm

What this service provides

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

Address

4 Lawson Street Emu Plains

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Emu Plains Kids Place and Emu Village OSH

Ages catered for

Children aged 5-12 (attending primary school)

Hours of operation

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
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Vacation care incursions and excursions

Address

4 Lawson Street Emu Plains

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 (OSH service)

Erskine Park Before and After School Care

  • All inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Vacation care incursions and excurions

Address

57 Peppertree Drive, Erskine Park

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

31 Blue Hills Drive, Glenmore Park

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Mobile0422 400 326
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

  • All inclusive fee – no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Vacation care incursions and excursions

Address

Floribunda Ave, Glenmore Park

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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

  • Government subsidised preschool fees for eligible families
  • Transition to School Program
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea (OSH service)

Address

96-98 Grays Lane, Cranebrook

Apply for Preschool

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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

  • Government subsidised preschool fees for eligible families
  • Transition to School Program
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea (OSH service)

Address

97A Cook Parade, St Clair

Apply for Preschool

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

70 Glenbrook Street, Jamisontown

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

25a Moore Street, St Clair

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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

  • All inclusive fee – no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Vacation care incursions and excursions

Address

25 Moore Street, St Clair

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Ages catered for

Before and After School Care for Kingswood Park Public School children aged 5-12 years

Hours of operation

6.30am-8.30am and 3pm-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

Kingswood Park Public School – Caloola Ave, Penrith

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

Cnr Swanston and Collins Street, St Marys

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

61 Wardwell Drive, South Penrith

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

17-23 Woodland Avenue, Oxley Park

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Ages catered for

Before and After School Care for Samuel Terry Public School children aged 5-12 years
Vacation Care for all primary school children aged 5-12 years

Hours of operation

Before and after school care: 6.30am-8.30am and 3pm-6pm
Vacation care: 6.30am-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

Samuel Terry Public School – 93-107 Grays Lane, Cranebrook

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

St Marys Children's Centre & Occasional Care

Ages catered for

Preschool program for children aged 3-5 years 

Hours of operation

Preschool: 8.30am-3pm (school terms) 

What this service provides

  • Government subsidised preschool fees for eligible families
  • Transition to School Program

Address

7 Collins Street, St Marys

Apply for Child Care

Contact

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

207 Bennett Rd, St Clair

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

8 Strauss Road, St Clair

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

17 Hosking Street, Cranebrook

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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

  • Government subsidised preschool fees for eligible families
  • Transition to School Program
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea (OSH service)
  • Vacation care incursions and excursions (school aged children)

Address

217 Evan Street, South Penrith

Apply for Preschool

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

28 Trinity Drive, Cambridge Gardens

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

20 Brookfield Ave, Werrington Downs

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child

Address

Cnr Henry Lawson Dr and John Batman Ave

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Ages catered for

Before and After School Care for Werrington County Public School children aged 5-12 years

Hours of operation

6.30am-8.30am and 3pm-6pm

What this service provides

  • An all inclusive fee - no add ons
  • Qualified staff
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea

Address

Werrington County Public School – 2A John Batman Ave, Werrington County

Apply for OSH

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
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 Program
  • A curriculum that is relevant to every child
  • Breakfast and afternoon tea (OSH service)
  • Vacation care incursions and excursions (school aged children)

Address

7-11 Cottage Street, Werrington

Apply for Child Care

Contacts

Phone4732 7844
Email

Centralised Applications

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

Applying for child care with Penrith Council

Follow the steps below to apply and enrol:

  1. Submit a new Child Care Subsidy application with Centrelink through your MyGov account. More information about what you need to do to apply is available on the Centrelink website
  2. Call Council's Children's Services Clerical Team on 4732 7844 to discuss the availability of child care and arrange an orientation.
  3. Complete an online application form and await a call from a member of the clerical team.

Please contact the Children's Services Clerical Team if you have any questions on:

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

Child Care Application Forms

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.