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Please Note: Patients requiring casual/occasional childcare at the Women's are not guaranteed a place upon completion of this enrolment form. You will be contacted to formally confirm if we can accommodate your child or not.
Royal Women’s Hospital Childcare Services
The Royal Women’s Hospital is a workplace-based early learning centre and funded kindergarten in the heart of the health precinct here at Parkville.
We are a registered early childhood service providing education and care to children from six weeks to six years of age. We are wholly owned and operated by The Royal Women’s Hospital and predominantly enrol children of staff employed at the Women’s. Other care options include the provision of staff child care for employees of Frances Perry House Private Hospital, The Royal Melbourne Hospital & the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
We provide an integrated funded Kindergarten Program delivered by our Early Childhood Teacher.
20 Flemington Road, PARKVILLE, VIC, 3052
Days of operation
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Assessment & Rating
The Department of Education and Training along with the regulatory authority, the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) support the provision of quality early childhood education and care delivered by approved services in-line with the National Quality Standard (NQS).
Our service here at the Women's is guided by the NQS in line with other frameworks for service operation and approved curriculum development, including the Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations.
The National Quality Standard guides services to ensure provision of quality care and education at all times as well as inform continuous improvement.
Hours of operation
The Royal Women’s Hospital Childcare Services are open Monday to Friday, 6:45am-5:45pm for employee children.
Casual/Patient children may attend the service between 9am and 5pm. Extended sessions may be available upon discussion with the Manager Childcare Services.
Fees & Payments
Fees are paid weekly, debited from your nominated credit or debit card, or bank account. Fees are before CCS and The Royal Women’s Hospital is not responsible for your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) entitlements.
Part Time Care Daily Fee (1-4 Days): $120.00 p/d
Full Time Care Daily Fee (5 Days): $110.00 p/d
Casual/Patient Childcare Fees
Hourly (1-4 hours): $22.00
Daily Fee (5+ hours): $120.00
Please Note: Fees must be settled prior to your child’s physical attendance.
- Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is not available on casual and patient care
- Two-hour minimum booking (fees are not refundable if you don’t utilise your whole session)
- Fees are payable via credit and debit card (charged via our direct debit payment system, Childcare EasyPay)
- Cash payments are accepted and payments can be made via the Cashiers office located on the Ground Floor of the Women’s. If paying in cash, the receipt from the Cashiers office must be provided.
The Royal Women’s Hospital Childcare Services operates a waitlist for prospective families. The waitlist does not apply to casual or patient families.
The waitlist is offered in order of the date of the application. Should an enrolment vacancy become available, it will be offered to the first suitable client on the waiting list, taking into account the date of the application and the eligibility against the priority of access criteria for early childhood services.
A decline of an offer made by The Royal Women’s Hospital Childcare Services will see the original application moved to the back of the waitlist for the new specified month education & care is required.