Student services - Childcare services

Children's Centres

A number of TAFE NSW locations have children's centres that provide a safe, positive, and inclusive learning programme.

Our centres foster your child’s self-esteem by encouraging activities, based on their interests and development as individuals. TAFE NSW children’s centres achieve this by involving children in self-directed language, physical, social and emotional, creative, and expressive developmental experiences.

You can relax knowing that your child is learning and playing happily, allowing you to concentrate more easily on your studies and training.

TAFE NSW children’s centres are licensed to provide long day care for children aged from six weeks to under six years. TAFE NSW children’s centres are licensed under the Education and Care Services National Regulations..

At the campus level, each centre undergoes the full licensing process individually, with a separate licence being issued for each centre.

Applying for placement

If places are available, children can be admitted from as early as six weeks old, and right through, up until the age of five. Children are able to be cared for in conjunction with your study schedule.

Places are limited, so once you have enrolled in your TAFE NSW course (or have confirmed your enrolment) please apply to your campuses children’s centre, as soon as possible.

If you have already enrolled with TAFE NSW and have a child who requires care during your study, you can apply for a place at one of our centres, by filling out an application form and emailing it the centre of your choice.

Your local children's centre

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Campus Location

Phone

Email

Sydney

Sutherland

02 9710 5852

ChildrenCentreLoftus@tafensw.edu.au

St George

02 9598 6368

ChildrenCentreStGeorge@tafensw.edu.au

Western Sydney

Blacktown

02 9208 1880

ChildrenCentreBlacktown@tafensw.edu.au

Nepean

02 9208 9226

ChildrenCentreNepean@tafensw.edu.au

Mt Druitt

02 9208 6391

ChildrenCentreMtDruitt@tafensw.edu.au

Sth Western Sydney

Bankstown

02 9780 5673

ChildrenCentreBankstown@tafensw.edu.au

Granville

02 9682 0389

ChildrenCentreGranville@tafensw.edu.au

Wetherill Park

02 9609 9201

ChildrenCentreWetherillPark@tafensw.edu.au

Meadowbank

02 9942 3049

ChildrenCentreMeadowbank@tafensw.edu.au

Hunter

Newcastle

02 4923 7253

ChildrenCentreNewcastle@tafensw.edu.au

Illawarra

Shellharbour

02 4295 2269

ChildrensCentreShellharbour@tafensw.edu.au

Wollongong

02 4229 0627

ChildrenCentreWollongong@tafensw.edu.au

Riverina

Albury

02 6058 2853

ChildrenCentreAlbury@tafensw.edu.au

Narrandera

02 6959 5417

ChildrenCentreNarrandera@tafensw.edu.au

Wagga Wagga

02 6938 1415

ChildrenCentreWagga@tafensw.edu.au

Other childcare options

Places in TAFE NSW children's centres are limited. However, there are some alternatives you can pursue. To learn about other childcare services available to you, please visit the Australian Government Childcare Finder website.

TAFE NSW Children’s Centres Operation Manual

The TAFE NSW Children’s Centres Operation Manual (updated 3 August 2019) has been developed to comply with Commonwealth and State Government legislation, in relation to children’s services, early childhood education, child protection, licensing, funding, and accreditation.

It contains all policies and mandatory procedures relating to the operation of TAFE NSW children’s centres. In particular, the policies and procedures that comply with the Education and Care Services National Regulations, the current National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care, and the Commonwealth Child Care Support Program.