Good Shepherd Early Childhood Services offer early childhood education and care for children from 3 weeks of age to 6 years.

GSECS is a not-for-profit service that consists of the following educational rooms:

RoomNumber of ChildrenApprox. Age RangeMin. Educators
Joeys10 children6 weeks to 1.5 years2 educators
Possums12 children1.5 to 2.5 years2 educators
KoalasUp to 27 children2.5 to 5 years3 educators
Kinder 322 children3+ years2 educators
Kinder 430 children4+ years3 educators

Our service is open from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 50 weeks per year, closing on Public Holidays and 2 weeks over Christmas and the New Year. The 3-year-old and 4-year-old Sessional Kindergarten is open from 8.30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, 40 weeks of the year, closing for Public Holidays and Victorian State School Holidays.

Children enrolling in long day care and extended hours kindergarten programs are eligible for Child Care Subsidy as per the Family Assistance Law eligibility criteria. Meals and nappies are provided for long day care enrolments and for extended kindergarten bookings throughout the school holidays.

Families enrolling their children in funded kindergarten programs have the choice of Sessional or Extended hours bookings. Sessional booking are two days per week from 8.30am-4pm during school terms. Extended hour kindergarten booking run for 50 weeks of the year between 7am and 6pm up to 5 days per weeks. Families can also choose to enrol in a combination of sessional and extended hours days up to 5 days per week.