Church Street Children’s Centre

47 Church Street, West Footscray VIC 3012

About us

In the purpose-built facility on Church Street, children are welcomed to a happy, calm, and playfully stimulating environment.

Community visits, nutritious meals and nappies are included within our daily childcare fee, which means there are no hidden costs for families.

Integrated three- and four-year-old kindergarten

Our integrated kindergarten program is led by our wonderful bachelor-qualified teacher. It features a variety of play-based activities that help children prepare for the transition to school.

Church Street Children’s Centre

47 Church Street, West Footscray VIC 3012
Open Hours
7.00am – 6.00pm (Monday – Friday)

Centre Philosophy

Our philosophy is centred on establishing trusting and respectful relationships with families and children. We build a strong sense of community for children and educate children to become aware of their local environment and ways to care for it. We embrace diversity in families’ cultural backgrounds, religous belief children’sations, and find ways to incorporate these into our curriculum. We look to broaden our knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Our focus is also on promoting children’s sense of well-being and supporting their development, sense of security, and sense of belonging. We encourage healthy nutrition through positive role modelling and foster a team approach where all team members feel encouraged, supported, and valued.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Red 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Red 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational G1 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational G2 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational G3 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Group A Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Group B Integrated 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Daljit Singh, Centre Director at Church Street Children’s Centre, with a diverse Early Childhood Education background, including roles as a Room Leader and Educational Leader. I find immense joy in creating a nurturing environment where children flourish, and families feel supported. I value fostering holistic development, and on prioritising holistic development, my philosophy focuses on inclusive, play-based learning that celebrates diversity and builds strong relationships with families. At Church Street, I am proud to lead the team in fostering trust, positive connections, and continuous growth that enriches our children and families.

Daljit Singh

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Our families say

Two kids, two different kindergartens, and Church St is by far the best, thanks to the two amazing, caring educators who genuinely care about our child’s well-being and listen instead of dismissing our concerns. Couldn’t recommend this kindergarten enough. Thank you for two, going on three, amazing years!

Tina Nguyen

Frequently asked questions

Your child will need a backpack or bag, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, a wide-brim sun hat and their favourite toy, which can help them settle in.

Children love community visits. Experiencing different environments and groups of people helps them learn. You’ll get plenty of information in advance and have opportunities to ask questions. The centre will also need your written permission before your child can take part.

Germs spread quickly, and home is the best place when we’re unwell. Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they show any of these symptoms.

• 38C and higher temperature

• Vomiting or diarrhoea

• Rashes that can’t be explained

• Red, swollen and discharging eyes

• Unusually lethargic, irritable or not eating and drinking

When your child is feeling better with no symptoms for 24 hours, they’re welcome to return.

Infectious diseases

If your child has an infectious disease, please keep them at home and let us know straight away. Whatever you tell us is confidential.

See the list of infectious diseases at

If your child becomes unwell while at the centre, teachers will make them comfortable and ask you to pick them up. If you’re not available, they’ll call one of the other contacts listed on your enrolment form.

Whether it’s a one-off issue or requires ongoing care, talk to your teachers if your child is on regular medication or has food allergies or intolerances. The team is there to support your family, and the more you can tell them, the better they can help. They will ask you for information from your doctor about how much your child takes and how often. Also, let the team know when anything changes. They will set up a new plan to support you, including any necessary training.

ECMS is a Child Safe organisation. We rigorously follow the child-safe standards set out by the Victorian Government. These standards guide us to drive a child safe culture, provide appropriate strategies and actions to put the interests of children first, keeping them safe from harm. We are committed to involving families and communities in our efforts to keep children safe.

Engaging in risky play is vital for children’s learning and development. Our teaching teams plan for and support opportunities for children to explore their environment and challenge themselves within play. Navigating risk promotes problem solving, persistence and resilience, and in a safe environment, is lots of fun!

Explore a day in the life

Immerse yourself into what a day at our service could look like for you and your family.

Questions about enrolling?

Get in touch and one of our team will help you.

    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.