Hours of Operation

CSIROCare operates Monday to Friday
7:45am - 6:00pm

The Centre is closed for 2 weeks over the Christmas/New Year period and on all public holidays. One annual staff development day and Curriculum planning day will also be held through the year and the centre will be closed on this day (this is usually on Cup Day Eve).
Please Note that full fees are charged for all Public Holidays and all child absences, including illness and holidays.

Public/Centre Holidays - 2017
The Centre will be closed on the following days:

Australia Day Thursday Jan 26th
Labour Day Mon March 13th
Good Friday Friday April 14th
Easter Monday Mon April 17th
ANZAC Day Tues April 25th
Queens Birthday Mon June 12th
AFL Grand Final Day TBC
Professional Development Day Mon November 6th (Cup Eve)
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday November 7th
Christmas Closure

Fri December 22nd -
(Last day of business for CSIROCare)


Waiting List:

Due to the current high demand for childcare, we may be unable to accommodate your immediate care needs; however, we are happy to place your child's name on a waiting list. A non-refundable fee of $25 is payable when joining our waiting list.

CSIRO employees are given first priority, followed by families from the wider community. Our waiting list is updated twice a year, when we make contact with all families to update them on availability and note any amendments to care requirements.



Playing indoors
Playing indoors


Outdoor play area
Outdoor play area