Barry Beckett Children’s Centre (BBCC) is a community not-for-profit early childhood education and care service located on Wurundjeri land, near Merri Creek in Coburg. 

The Centre is named after Councillor Barry Beckett, who championed rights for refugees and local families, creating an important social service in the Coburg area.  We wish to acknowledge and reflect the significance of these aspects of our history and existence and instil a shared understanding in the children who play here and the educators who work here.

We are an inclusive service, with a deep commitment to social justice, inclusion, sustainability, and reconciliation. We strive for excellence in teaching and care, supporting ongoing learning and continuous improvement for our staff to support our teaching practices.  

BBCC is licensed for 93 children per day and provides quality programs in both long day care, integrated and sessional kindergarten. 

We run regular tours and invite you to come and see our centre.

What we offer

Our philosophy

What our community of children, families and educators believe and value at BBCC.

Family & community

Our Committee of Management is run by parent volunteers; we highly value and honour our families’ knowledge and expertise; and we share in decision-making about their child’s learning and wellbeing.

Our team & programs

We are proud of our highly trained, kind professionals working at BBCC and our research informed practise.

Enrol with us

We welcome new families to BBCC, please contact us for more information.

“The BBCC community acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Country we play and work on. We recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters and thank them for protecting Merri Creek, the surrounding area and its ecosystems since time immemorial. We pay our respects to Elders and Ancestors past and present and acknowledge that First Nations sovereignty was never ceded. This continent always was and always will be Aboriginal Land.”