Children’s Activities & Childcare

Aurora School, Blackburn South
96 Holland Road, Blackburn South. Phone 8878 9878. Specialist school for young deaf and deaf blind children. Early intervention staff visit families’ homes. Specialist facility supports and educates young deaf and deaf blind children.  Strong focus on developing communication for families.  Community kindergarten for local children. Centre runs programs Monday–Friday 9am–3pm.

Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley, Blackburn South
87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Phone 9808 2000. In addition to offering occasional care 9am-3pm Monday to Friday (bookings essential). Bubba Beats music group for children aged 0-4 years on Thursday mornings.

Blackburn South Playgroup
St. Edwards Church, 59 Edinburgh Rd, Blackburn South. Thurs mornings 10am-noon. New members welcome. Ph. 0418 537 955 e:

Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
47 Kitchener Street, Box Hill South. Phone 9898 8270. Small groups (maximum 12); support for gradual separation; qualified staff members. Three year old activity group: Mondays 9:15am-12:15pm;  Childcare: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9.15am-12.15pm.

Bowen Street Community Centre, Camberwell
102 Bowen Street, Camberwell.
Sessional/casual childcare in Camberwell: Qualified educators in line with the Early Years framework. 3 and 5 hour Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Phone 9889 0791. Email:

Camberwell Childcare, Church of Christ
Cnr Aird St & Riversdale Rd. Ph 9813 2208. Activity Group Wed. 12:45pm–3:15pm. Supervised Activity Group for toddlers/pre-schoolers. Sessions run by exp. staff.

French Playgroup in Camberwell
“Le jardin des enfants”. Camberwell South Anglican Church, 101-103 Bowen Street. Wednesdays from 10–11:30am. $5 per family. Phone 0450 676 537. Email:

Grandparents/new families playgroup, Camberwell
Bowen Street Community Centre, 102 Bowen St. Grandparents/New Families Playgroups: various times. Phone 9889 0791. Email:

Moving Together mother/baby dance program, Ashburton
Ashburton Baptist Church hall, enter via Marquis Street. Special time for mothers and their babies who delight in music and movement. Fridays noon, during school terms. Bookings essential. Phone Karolina 0406 990 957.

Playgroup at Burwood Heights Uniting Church, East Burwood
Cnr Burwood Hwy & Blackburn Rd. Wednesdays 10am school terms.  Ph. Edith 0410 756 203 / Marg 9955 4532.

Playgroups and Kids Club at St Thomas, Burwood
St Thomas’s Anglican Church, 44 Station Street, Burwood. Thursdays, 3:30–6:30pm, $5, dinner included. Suit school aged children up to Year 6. Playgroups Tuesday (English), Thursday (Bi-lingual) 10am-noon. Phone Ruth 0425 776 313. MOPS – Informal playgroup fortnightly.

Playgroup at Ascension Church, East Burwood
Church Hall, 378 Blackburn Rd. Fridays 9:30am during school terms. Ph. Ros 9802 6545.

St Matt’s Cats, Ashburton
St Matthew’s Anglican Church, corner High Street & Warrigal Road, Ashburton. Christian playgroup for carers & tots. Thursdays school terms 10am–noon.  Phone Leonie 9802 6406 or 0414 547 952.

St Scholastica’s Kindergarten
13 Pheasant St, Burwood. Ph. 9808 1006. Mon–Fri 9am– 3pm. (opt. before/after care). Only local kinder with govt-funded longer-day program. w:

YogaBugs at Power Neighbourhood House, Ashwood
A creative, imaginative and fun yoga for ‘walking to 7 years old’.  554 Power Avenue, Ashwood. Contact PNH for fees, dates and further information. Phone 9807 3589.


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