The Annie Dennis Children's Centre is a council-owned, community-run childcare centre and kindergarten. Established in 1929 and located on Rucker's Hill, in Northcote, the Centre provides a caring, safe and stimulating environment that nurtures every aspect of the child. At Annie Dennis the children are respected as individuals and independent thinkers, staff are role models and advocates both for the young children and their profession, and parents and families are an integral part of the learning community. We are very proud of all that Annie Dennis Children's Centre achieves and stands for, and invite you to take the time to look around this site and learn more.

2016 Kinder registrations

Registration for 2016 Kindergarten and Pre-kindergarten are now open. Registration forms must be completed by all families intending to send their child to kinder or pre kinder next year. Forms are available in our foyer or can be downloaded from the City of Darebin website. Forms must be returned to the City of Darebin. Registrations close 30 April. Applications received after this date will be treated as ‘late applications’ and you may miss out.

Recycle, reuse, donate…

The children enjoy using all the amazing items that are collected in our recycle area in the foyer. Please keep us in mind when recycling at home and donate to our popular recycling program. Bring: Small boxes, toothpaste boxes, paper towel rolls, small make up boxes, perfume boxes, paper, patty pans, leaves, twigs, stones, pots and pans, ribbon, small pieces of fabric, corks, wrapping paper. Do NOT bring: Egg cartons, food packaging boxes, toilet rolls, large boxes. Thank you!

Annie D Tees

Our fabulous new Annie Dennis T-shirts have arrived just in time for summer. Featuring images from our creative rainbow room children, the eco-friendly items are bright, colourful and already proving very popular! Choose from red, blue, green or purple and pay just $20 for one or $15 each if you're buying two or more. Sizes 1 to 4 are in stock now, and size 6 will be available in the new year. You can drop by the office and snap up your very own Annie Dennis fashions for the small folk any time.