We have an open door policy. You and your family are welcome to visit our Service at any time.
On behalf of the Committee of Management, the staff and the families of Barry Beckett Children’s Centre I would like to welcome you. Barry Beckett Children’s Centre is licensed for 93 children per day, aged between 3 months and 6 years. We offer both long day care and sessional kindergarten programs.
Barry Beckett Children’s Centre is a community not-for-profit centre; we value and endeavour to work in partnership with you to ensure your child’s time at the Centre is a positive and stimulating experience. Our team of experienced early childhood professionals work together, as one, to provide a service delivery to the Community that is inclusive, warm, welcoming and reassuring to families.
As a community-based service, we welcome and value family input into developing and supporting our service delivery. Building Community is at the core of our Centre philosophy and through this children are empowered as active contributing members of the Community, their Community, our Community.
This Information Handbook was revised and updated in 2018 and will provide you with a wide variety of information regarding the operations of the Centre. All policies and procedures are reviewed annually and regularly evaluated and updated by the staff and families as new information and standards are developed. Please feel confident that your opinions and input are valued and that we welcome your feedback. We offer a variety of information on a number of topics in languages other than English and we are able to access an interpreter service for families if it is required.
Again I would like to welcome you to our centre; my door is always open so feel free to come and talk any time.
Colleen Koch, Centre Director
Barry Beckett Children’s Centre is open 49 weeks of the year.
The centre is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm.
This small not-for-profit centre is licensed by Moreland City Council and is located just off Murray Road in Coburg. We are part of the Moreland City Council’s Central Enrolment Waitlist Trial, for kinder and long day care.
Please contact Moreland City Council for a waitlist form here:
In 2018 we are starting the year with a capacity of 69 long day care children and an additional 22 place sessional kinder program.
If you know any families with a four year old who are looking or thinking about kinder in 2019, please suggest they contact Grace at Moreland City Council on 9240 2273.
Childcare in Melbourne’s North
Barry Beckett Children’s Centre offers day care places for families in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Areas we service include Coburg, Pascoe Vale, Fawkner, Glenroy, Hadfield, Preston, Thornbury, Northcote, Oak Park, Campbellfield, Broadmeadows, Reservoir, Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Thomastown and many more. We also offer a kindergarten room to assist in the transition to school.