Welcome to the Castlemaine Childcare Co-operative

Carinya is Castlemaine’s Early Childhood hub.

We specialise in Long day care, Family day care, in venue family day care, before and after school care and soon outside school hours care (OSHC) within the Mount Alexander region.

We are a not-for-profit community Co-operative situated in the heart of Castlemaine in Central Victoria.  We operate a 60-place long day care centre for children between the ages of six weeks and five years of age, including a full kinder program.  We also manage Family Day Care, a network of educators who provide programs for under school age and school age children in their own homes.

Castlemaine Childcare Co-operative has been providing accredited, quality child care since our centre was founded by a group of parents in 1982.  The Co-operative continues to be run by a committee of management made up of parents.

We aim to give children the best possible experience of childhood in an environment where they feel safe, stimulated and encouraged to develop their individual strengths.

 Our AUGUST FUNDRAISER is out now.

We have our Toy Catalogue fundraiser OUT NOW. Catalogues can be found in the foyer. Feel free to take as many copies as you like and share with your friends and family.

This is a great opportunity for you to do all your Christmas shopping and also help raise money for Carinya.

20 cents of every dollar is donated back to Carinya so we can purchase classroom resources. Come in and collect a catalogue, shop – fill out the order form with payment details to us, then Chalk and Parent direct will collate all the orders and deliveries. All orders to be in by Friday 9th September 2016

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