Our Childcare and Kindergarten

CSIROCare is a not-for-profit child care centre offering early childhood education and care for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years in a caring and supportive environment. Although we are the work-based child care centre for the CSIRO in Melbourne, we also provide care for families from the wider community.

We offer both full time and part time care for a maximum of 69 children each day divided across five playrooms. Each playroom has its own separate indoor area with direct access to a newly refurbished, engaging natural outdoor play area.

High standards of care, education and nutrition

Our centre complies with all current Children’s Services legislation and maintains high standards of care, education, nutrition and health for young children. Our practices reflect the National Quality Framework and we currently have an overall rating of ‘Exceeding’ the National Quality Standards. We also offer a registered kindergarten program within the long day care setting which is staffed by a qualified Early Childhood Teacher.