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If you have young children, childcare services can help you balance your study, work and family life.

Three childcare centres providing long day care currently operate on or near our Joondalup, Mount Lawley and South West campuses catering for children aged from 0-5 years.

Occasional care for children aged 2 months – 5 years is provided for ECU staff and students at the ECU Sport and Fitness Centres in Joondalup and Mt Lawley and Building 4 (behind the Co-op Café) at the ECU South West Campus. A Vacation Care program is also offered to school aged children during the school holidays.

Childcare centres

The centres are open to students, staff and the general community. They are licensed services and registered with the relevant regulatory authorities. They provide children with an enriched learning program of fun experiences and according to the Early Years Learning Framework, developed by qualified educators and early childhood teachers. Staff members are not only qualified but are also friendly and supportive.

Enrolments at these services are for regular weekly attendances and Australian Government ‘Priority of Access Guidelines’ apply to all bookings. It is recommended that families contact the services as early possible to express their interest in a place. Offers for bookings are generally confirmed by the end of November and commence at the beginning of the subsequent year.

Eligible families are required to apply to the relevant Australian Government Department to be assessed for the ‘Child Care Subsidy’.

Occasional care

Occasional care is not offered at the childcare centres.  The ECU Sports and Fitness Centres offer occasional care for children (aged 2 months to 5 years) of ECU students and staff working on the Joondalup or Mount Lawley campuses and from Building 4 (behind the Co-Op Café) at ECU South West Campus.

Vacation care program

The ECU Sports centres offer school aged children a variety of sports to participate in during the school holidays on both Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses.

Parent facilities on campus

ECU provides parenting rooms or multi access rooms on all three campuses.

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