Annie Dennis Children’s Centre is a community-based education and care service located in a historic building in the heart of Northcote. We provide education and care for children aged 6 months to 6 years, as well as pre-kinder and kindergarten educational programs, and we pride ourselves on our strong commitment to quality childcare and early childhood education.
Annie Dennis is a not-for-profit organisation funded by fees and relevant local State and Federal Government funding. It is managed by a committee of parents and early childhood educators and employs a full-time Centre Manager.
The educators at Annie Dennis provide a highly-regarded standard of care and education for our children through play-based educational programs. The educational programs draw on individual abilities and imaginations, and follow the interests of the children as they change from day to day. The centre has wonderful leafy outdoor play areas that all the children can explore, as well as resident guinea pigs, rabbit and chooks that the children can enjoy and care for.
Annie Dennis has a dedicated parent body that is actively encouraged to be a part of the Annie Dennis community through social events such as the annual ‘welcome to centre’ party, end of year celebrations, working bees and more.
We have educators to child ratios above the government regulated requirements (for example, in our baby room, we have 3 educators to 9 babies), and we actively seek input and feedback from parents through chats at the start and end of the day and via educator and parent meetings. Centre Management, is always around to assist with any questions you may have.
We invite you to look through the Parent handbook 2014 (word doc) and this website to find out more about our community.
Details about the centre’s current fees are listed here