Family & Children


Family and Children’s services
Tailored to suit your needs and busy life
Our qualified early learning childhood educators are committed to offering children innovative hands-on learning tasks, in beautiful and safe indoor and outdoor learning environments – for all children to explore, create, imagine and discover.
We encourage child initiated/adult supported play and implement best practice and up-to-date techniques in guiding children’s behaviour.  
Download our monthly Newsletters & Vacation Care programs below, or contact us the Centre to discover how our programs give children their best start to lifelong learning.

  • Occasional Care NOW OPEN:
    – 10 places within our Young Mum’s program, 
       at our Children’s Centre site in Little Yarra Rd.
    – 13 places at the Upper Yarra Family Centre 
  • 4yo Kinder: 25 places, universal access to funded Kinder
  • 3yo Kinder: 20 places, universal access to funded Kinder (FREE places available, criteria apply)
  • Long Day Care: 16 place, 2-3yo room & 10 place nursery room
  • Out of School Hours & Vacation Care: see program details below. Parents choose their child’s days to fit in with busy lives and work commitments. We offer full and part-time early education care for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age. Bookings essential.

Our philosophy:
Every child is entitled to a safe, secure and nurturing environment that builds self-esteem.
Each child’s development is enhanced by a partnership between family and early education and care professionals.
Children grow and develop through child initiated/adult supported, open-ended play, which is a fundamental component of all UYCH programs.
Our staff and programs:
All UYCH staff are qualified early childhood professionals who work with each child on an individual basis. All our programs are fully accredited and are based on the National Quality Standards & Early Years’ Learning & Development Framework.



UYCH Family and Children’s Centre
41 Little Yarra Rd, Yarra Junction
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
: (03) 5967 2776


February – March 2014

December 2013

October – November, 2013

May – June, 2013

February – March, 2013

August – September, 2012

Vacation Care Programs

Vacation Care Yarra Junction APRIL 2014

Vacation Care Launching Place APRIL 2014


Out of School Hourse Care:
Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care services nine local primary schools. We provide bus transport to and from school, free of charge. Afternoon tea and a late snack are provided.
Yarra Junction: 45 places available
Launching Place: 30 places available
Before school hours: 6.30–9.00am
After school hours: 3.00–6.30pm
Phone: (03) 5967 1315 or 0438 672 886


Vacation Care
Vacation Care provides care and recreational programs to primary school children during school holiday periods.
Yarra Junction: 45 places available
Launching Place: 30 places available
Hours: 6.30am–6.30pm
Phone: (03) 5967 1315 or 0438 672 886