Our community caring for our children

We welcome you to the North Fitzroy Childcare Co-operative, known to our families as 'Co-op'.

Co-op is a unique community-run centre for children aged between 8 months and 5 years. A small centre with only 27 places, we focus on supporting local families through strong relationships and a commitment to early childhood care and education. We aim to provide a warm, caring, safe, fun and stimulating learning environment where children will experience care and attention appropriate to their age and stage of development. At Co-op we value the importance of play as a child's way of learning and developing life skills. We recognise that children mature at different rates and have preferred styles of learning. We offer a diverse range of experiences with a balance between play, rest and routine. We value parents' involvement in Co-op and work in close partnership to support all aspects of their child'€™s learning and development.


Important Dates

Here are Co-op's important dates for 2016

Co-op year begins €“ Tues 12 Jan

Welcome BBQ €“ Wed 24 Feb

Easter Chocolate Drive €“ commences Mar

Annual General Meeting TBC

Working Bee No 1 Sun Mar 20

Mothers Day/Special Persons Morning Tea Fri May 6

Program Info Night€“ TBC

Working Bee No 2 Sat Jun 16

Trivia Night TBC

Father's Day/Special Persons Morning Tea Fri Sep 2

Working Bee No 3 Sun Oct 10

Parent / Carer Meetings Jul 18 & 21

General Meeting TBC Nov

Christmas Picnic Wed Dec 14

Co-op year ends Thu Dec 22

Co-op re-opens for 2017 Tue Jan 10


We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of this land, on which North Fitzroy Child Care Co-operative is located, the Wurundjeri People.

We acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians and Non-Aboriginal Australians to the education of all children and people in this country we all live in and share together – Australia.



Waiting List

Link to information about our Waiting List and Enrollment processes

Download our Waiting List Application Form

Hours of Operation

Co-op is open Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm.

We offer full-time and part-time care. Occasional care is offered to existing families, if a place is available.

We are closed for Victorian public holidays and for 2 weeks over the Christmas and New Year's break.