Child care

Photo of four young children sitting on the grass

See the Department of Education and Training website to assist in choosing the right child care.

Long day care centres

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Occasional day care centres

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School holiday care

Programs are supervised by qualified staff and include a range of age-specific activities. School holiday care programs administer child care subsidy, so if you are eligible you may receive financial assistance.

These Council owned facilities run school holiday programs.


Council manages the Playhouses in Eltham and Panton Hill. The registered services comply with the Children’s Services Act 1996 and the Children’s Services Regulations 2010. They provide occasional care during school terms for children aged from three months to six years. Panton Hill and Eltham operate during the school terms and the school term holiday period. They are closed during the summer school holiday period.

See Related Information below for Playhouse Policies and Procedures.

View our fact sheet for more information about enrolment and Playhouse operations(PDF, 314KB)

For enquiries please contact or phone 9433 3145.

58 Pitt Street, Eltham
9433 3755

Open Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Eltham Playhouse Daily Rate (2021)

 Booked session $78.00 
 Casual session $83.00

Panton Hill
11 Bishops Road, Panton Hill
9433 3795

Open Monday-Friday 9am-2pm

Panton Hill Playhouse Daily Rate (2021)

Booked session $73.50 
 Casual session $78.50