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.

New ‘Lara Bamundo’ Playground

Our wonderful new kindergarten play space is now open. Named in honour of Annie Dennis’ very own Centre Director, Lara Bamundo, the new space was officially opened on 13 June by the Hon. James Merlino, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education. This project was made possible thanks to an Inclusive Kindergarten Playground Grant from the Victorian Government.

You can watch a video of the official opening of the playground and see a selection of images here.


Annie Dennis has availability within their sessional kindergarten (with wrap around childcare) and pre-kindergarten programs in 2020.

To discuss current vacancies, please contact the centre by calling 9486 7638 or email

Winter Solstice Celebration

The annual Annie Dennis winter solstice celebration will take place from 4pm-6pm on Saturday 22 June. Join other Annie Dennis families for a warm bowl of pasta in the new Lara Bamundo play space, before taking part in the lantern walk. This event is open to all Annie Dennis families.

2019 Winter Solstice Celebration