Our community based, not-for-profit centre
Perry Street Childcare Centre and Elizabeth Gorman Memorial Kindergarten is a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable community-run early childhood education centre that acknowledges and supports the uniqueness of each child and family.
We are a centre of excellence in early childhood education for children and are rated Exceeding in the seven national Quality Areas. The centre has been running for 40 years and the majority of our staff has worked at the centre for 10 years. Welcoming families from Darebin communities including Fairfield, Northcote, Preston, Thornbury and Alphington and more.
6 - 18 months
We use our families' understanding of the children to provide a safe and nurturing environment where they can engage in early language and social interactions.
18 - 36 months
We provide children with a safe, secure and supportive environment where they can learn new skills to encourage them to be more independent.
2 - 3 years
In the Acacia Room we
encourage our children express themselves creatively and
socially in preparation for Kindergarten.
3 - 5 years
Two bachelor qualified teachers and two diploma qualified educator deliver our 3- and 4-year-old kindergarten programs to in a Long Day Care setting.
What Parents Think
"I feel so lucky to be able to send both my children to Perry Street. The kids spend so much time playing outside in the bush gardens, in the sand pits and with the chickens - it's so great! The staff are lovely and have very little turn over - most have been there for several years."