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COVID-19 Update: Early Learning Centres remain OPEN at this time. The following additional measures have been implemented:

  • Signage updates with NSW Health advice
  • Increased cleaning and sanitation
  • Patrons and staff advised not to attend if showing symptoms of cold or flu
  • Parents asked to sanitise hands before entering

Education and Care Services

The City of Parramatta provides early learning centres for children from birth to school age, offering quality care and learning experiences through a variety of educational programs. Centres are open for 11 hours per day, five days per week for 49 weeks per year.

Our qualified teachers and childcare workers are from a variety of cultural backgrounds and provide excellent care and education for your child's individual needs.

Council supports the provision of quality early learning services and all of our centres are licensed and accredited with relevant authorities, and meet all national and state standards.

Daily programs are provided to develop children's strengths, interests and needs and to respect their cultural backgrounds. These programs encourage children to share and express ideas individually and to develop social skills.

Play equipment activities and experiences are provided to develop children's physical skills, creativity and to stimulate their development through activities such as games, stories, music, art and craft.

Healthy meals and refreshments are provided for children during lunch, morning and afternoon tea times.

Child Care Centres

Find out how to join our Waiting list


Fees are adjusted annually on July 1 according to City of Parramatta budget decisions.

City of Parramatta Early Learning Centre fees:

  • Monday and Friday - $106 per day 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - $108 per day

North Rocks Early Learning Centre fees:

  • Children under 3 years of age - $112 per day
  • Children 3 to 5 years of age - $106 per day  

You may be eligible to receive a fee subsidy from the Commonwealth Government. All of the Centres are registered for Commonwealth Child Care Benefit (CCB). Further information about this fee subsidy can be obtained from the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 or from your nearest Centrelink Office.

Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy is the main way the Government assists families with their childcare fees.

For more information, go to the Department of Education website.