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Welcome to

Raleigh St Community Children's Centre

A home away from home.


Welcome to Raleigh Street Community Children’s Centre (Raleigh St). Established in 1985, Raleigh St is a warm and caring space dedicated to quality education and care for 37 children per day between the ages of 6 months to preschool years.


We offer Early Childhood Education and 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten Programs that are developed by our Educators and Kinder Teachers in accordance with the Early Learning Years Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.


We strive to create an inclusive environment where Educators and families feel inspired to work together in a genuine partnership focused on creating an open learning environment to ensure each child reaches their potential, regardless of culture, gender, ability, or family structure.


We celebrate our multicultural roots for the wealth of knowledge they bring to our community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, identities and connections to community and Country are valued here.  

Raleigh St is committed to creating a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal children and families.  We do this by actively creating opportunities for Aboriginal voices to be embedded into our everyday practice.  For our Public Statement of Committment to Cultural Safety of Aboriginal Children, please click HERE


We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations as the Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

Interested in joining our community?

Raleigh St is almost full for  2024 (only a few childcare days available on a Friday for 3 and 4 yr olds), but you can add your child's name to the Darebin Centralised waitlist for care starting in January 2025 (for details on the waitlist and how it works, click here)

If you would like to tour our Centre you can choose a time and day to suit using the booking link below. 

Great News!! Raleigh St Community Children's Centre will be offering a lot more places in 2025!!

We will be offering more childcare places, more integrated kinder places for 3 and 4 year olds, and limited sessional kinder places, as we will take on the space at 2A Raleigh St.

Want to apply to our waitlist for 2025?  The new portal for the Darebin Central Waitlist can be accessed here

Our Commitment to Child Safety

The protection of children is a shared responsibility between all Raleigh St Community Children’s Centre employees, students, contractors, volunteers, and extended members of the RSCCC community. RSCCC recognises this responsibility and is committed to protecting all children and young people from harm or maltreatment and supporting them to access all opportunities available to them to develop, progress and live life free of trauma and abuse.
Click HERE for our full Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Our Philosophy

Diversity is our strength- When we value and celebrate diversity it helps overcome stereotypes, promotes inclusion, builds cultural awareness, and encourages unity. We work to enable children to feel confidence and pride in their uniqueness.


Empowered staff- Our staff have the knowledge, confidence, means and ability to make decisions that enable professional growth and continuous improvement. We challenge ourselves through critical reflection and by coming together to ask - Can we do better? 


Community connections- We foster relationships that extend into our wider community based on principles of mutual benefit and provide the children with a sense of place. Indigenous perspectives are embedded into our everyday practice to provide children with the cultural context of our local area.


Holistic learning- All children should be well prepared for successful transitions within the service and later to school. Learning is a lifelong process in which new experiences are assimilated, each step building on the last.  We believe early childhood education and care must be approached holistically, for individual personal growth that extends beyond academic learning. 


Sustainability- We commit to sustainable practices and recognise that a climate emergency has been declared.  We empower our children to take positive steps for future generations by teaching them how we impact the environment, and what we can do to reduce that impact through everyday actions. 

What Families Say

“We couldn’t be happier with the care provided. The Educators make the centre a warm and welcoming environment with outstanding educational opportunities.”

Matilda's dad

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