We provide a wide range of support for families in Stonnington from childcare and playgroups to baby capsule hire, immunisation, and maternal and child health services. For a detailed overview of programs and facilities, including a list of childcare centres, kindergartens and schools, our Children and Family Services Guide is a great place to start.
Stonnington provides quality care and education for children aged three months to five years. At each of our sites we embrace the individuality of each child and family, and provide learning experiences that foster independence and a sense of connectedness within the community.
Stonnington's childcare centres aim to provide the best possible programs to educate and care for children from 0 to 6 years of age.
The City of Stonnington strongly encourages and supports routine childhood immunisation. Free and user-pay vaccinations and also school-based immunisation programs for secondary students are available throughout the City.
Playgroups provide parents with the opportunity to meet new people, gain support and exchange parenting ideas, while their children socialise with others.
Stonnington's Maternal and Child Health Services is committed to providing high quality services for children from birth through to school age.
To assist families, Stonnington offers baby capsule hire as well as a preschool dental service for children up to six years of age.
Stonnington is home to many terrific primary and secondary schools.
Stonnington Toy Library is a local resource for local residents to borrow toys, puzzles and games for their child.
Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia between 21-29 October. Stonnington Council would like to promote the diverse range of events and activities running by the services across the municipality.
As part of our commitment to providing quality services for Stonnington families, Council hosts a series of affordable monthly parent information sessions. The sessions are topical and engaging so come along to hear some practical tips and strategies for effective parenting.
The City of Stonnington acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders past and present. We recognise and respect the cultural heritage of this land.