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Providing a safe and welcoming environment where children are encouraged

to grow and develop into confident little learners. We believe in inclusion

and recognise that each child is their own person, celebrating the special

characteristics that make them unique.

Our learning program is a play-based program that follows the Early Learning Years Framework.

We pride ourselves on our warm, genuine relationships with Families and the Community, all under the banner of the Dromana Community House.

Our service is registered as a provider of Occasional Childcare,holds a Victorian Children’s Services Licence and also registered to provide Childcare Subsidies.

We are licenced and staffed to care for up to 16 children per session

Occasional Childcare programs support families by providing flexible care, casual, permanent places for children from 18 months to pre school age.  

Families can introduce their children to care by enrolling them for short periods of time and children may attend five days per week if places are available. We have only 32 places available for children under three weekly.

We are well renowned in Dromana as the best possible start in lifelong learning and you will find a very family focused approach by the team of Educators.

We offer both casual and permanent positions.  

Monday to Friday:

9 am – 2 pm

​Permanent fees: $70  per five hour session

Two weeks notice must be given in writing for any changes

 If you have any questions regarding the fees please contact:

Kerrie Harris- Enrolment Coordinator

Waiting List – Please add your details if you are enquiring

Choose a session to meet your family and child’s needs


$50 deposit plus $25 annual registration must be paid in advance to secure your booking. 

Then you must pay two weeks in advance before your first ession.


Parents will need to enter their bank account or credit card details through Home. Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions, payments will be deducted using your preferred method. The deductions will occur according to the billing cycle that is set up, two weeks for that specific parent.

Conditions of attendance:

Absences must be paid for and in the interest of staying safe and healthy children who are ill cannot attend.

Phone:                  0417 467 734

Video:  Childcare Subsidy

Manager:                                         Tracey Trueman

Enrolment Coordinator:               Kerrie Harris

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Our Educational Program is aligned to  the
National Quality Framework

 National Quality Framework

The educational program contributes to the following outcomes for children:

  • the child will have a strong sense of identity

  • the child will be connected with and contribute to his or her world

  • the child will have a strong sense of wellbeing

  • the child will be a confident and involved learner

  • the child will be an effective communicator.

Educators take all reasonable steps to ensure education and care is provided in a way that:

  • encourages children to express themselves and their opinions

  • gives children the opportunity to become self-reliant and develop self-esteem

  • always maintains the dignity and rights of each child

  • gives positive guidance and encouragement towards acceptable behaviour

  • has regard to the family and cultural values, age, physical and intellectual development and abilities of each child being educated and cared for by the service

We recommend transitioning your child into Occasional Care in our community and  family friendly service.

Child Safe Standards and our Service

We are committed to providing an  environments where all children are safe, including those that are vulnerable and from diverse backgrounds.

We ensure that all Children feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.

We provide environments that inspires confidence, friendship, security, and happiness.

Reconciliation at our Service

Reconciliation is part of  everything we do, we strive for a socially just and equitable Australia that is free of racism. We recognise our enormous opportunity every day, to shape the next generation of Australia’s children to recognise and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and heritage as a proud part of a shared identity. 

Policies - Our service is registered under State Law

Currently aligning our policies to the National Standards which will be published shortly .

Please enquire

National Quality Framework


Children's Services Act

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Acknowledgement of Country

We recognise the Bunurong/BoonWurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional carers of the land where we play and learn at Dromana Community House Early Learning. 
We promise to continue caring for – The Land / the water ways / the animals / the people. 



Childcare Subsidy (CCS)

The childcare subsidy is a financial assistance to cover the cost of child care.  

How much you receive depends on a number of factors, including your family’s income, the age of your child, and the paid and unpaid activities, like your job or volunteer work, your family is involved in.  

Extra support is available for some families, such as grandparents and great grandparents, and families experiencing temporary financial hardship. 

The CSS is paid directly to providers to reduce the fees you pay.