Annie Dennis Children’s Centre is a community-based long day care centre and kindergarten located in a historic building in the heart of Northcote.We provide long day care for children aged 6 months to 6 years, as well as pre-kinder and kindergarten 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 staff and employs a full-time Centre Manager.
The staff at Annie Dennis provides a highly-regarded standard of care and education for our children through play-based activities. These activities 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, rabbits 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 staff to child ratios above the government regulated requirements (for example, in our baby room, we have 3 staff to 9 babies), and we actively seek input and feedback from parents through chats at the start and end of the day and via staff and parent interviews. Our Centre Manager, Lara, is always around to help with any questions you may have.
We invite you to look through the Parent handbook 2013 and this website to find out more about our community.