Child care


Child care centres offer a quality child care option for parents living, working or studying.

Centres are licensed and registered with the Department of Education and Training (DET) and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Early years programs meet the requirements of the National Quality Framework to ensure good educational and developmental outcomes for children.

Campaspe Shire Council provides care and education at a 76 place Long Day Care Centre in Echuca and a 38 place Long Day Care Centre in Rochester.

Both centres offer full-time and part-time care.

Campaspe Community Children’s Centre
398 High Street 
Phone 5483 9664

Rochester Early Learning
Cnr Fraser and Mackay Street
Phone 5484 1979 

How much does it cost?

Information for child care fees is available from each individual service.

Additional information about the Child Care Subsidy Scheme (CCSS), which can provide a reduction in the daily cost of care and education, is also available and families are encouraged to register with myGov to determine eligibility and cost.

How do I enrol my child? 

We welcome your interest and “application for care” and ask that you complete the details and care requirements and return to the child care centre.

The Centre Coordinator will assess your application and inform you if there are any vacancies to suit your needs and commence the orientation process to support the child and family to settle into the care and education environment. 

How to I add my child to the waiting list?

If there is no vacancy, you will be placed on the waiting list and contacted regularly about the status of your application. 

Click here to add to waitlist

How can I get a job working in child care? 

The National Regulations enforce qualification, ratio and supervision requirements and ensure the safety and wellbeing of every child is proactively supported on a day to day basis. Campaspe Shire Council periodically advertises and recruits appropriately qualified Educators as vacant positions arise.

If you would like to work for, have a student placement or volunteer at any of a child care centre in Campaspe, please contact the Centre’s Coordinator.