Botany Bay City Council operates two long day care centres, which are opened 48 weeks a year, from 7.30am till 6.00pm from Monday to Friday. 

We provide a high-quality education and care services that cater for the varying needs of families.

Our services:

  • comply with the National Quality Framework for Early Education and Care
  • are inclusive of all children regardless of cultural and linguistic background, ability, religion or family structure
  • provide educational programs that reflect and respect children’s interests, abilities and emerging skills
  • support each child to interact and develop lifelong skills to prepare them for life challenges such as starting school
  • play environments that support children’s overall development including programmed indoor and outdoor experiences
  • work in partnership with families to support and enhance children’s learning and development and invite them to share their experiences.

Families interested in obtaining more information or to register on our waiting list, please contact the Director of the Childcare Centre to arrange appointment to visit the service.

Families using our services may be eligible for fee relief (Child Care Benefit and/or Child Care Rebate) through Childcare Assistance. For further information contact the Director of the Centre or the Family Assistance Office on 136 150.

Botany Bay Long Day Child Care Centres:

Dorothy Elphick Mascot Childcare Centre

Caters for children aged 2-5 years
53 Coward Street, Mascot

Telephone: 02 9669 3626

Vera Lever Hillsdale Childcare Centre

Caters for children aged 0-5 years
Corner of Flint Street and Tierney Avenue, Hillsdale  

Telephone: 02 9349 8648