Childcare, Kindergartens and Schools

Child Care Services

Our shire offers a range of different child care services including long day care, family day care, after school/school holiday care and occasional childcare.  For a full list of child care services across Wellington Shire please refer to Wellington Shire Parent Directory (13MB).   


Play Groups

Play groups provide an excellent way to meet people and are a great start for your child’s social interactions. Playgroup Victoria provides a search by area function to find a local facility.



Kindergartens in our area are not operated by Wellington Shire Council. To find information of services and programs available, please see the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


Primary and Secondary Schools

Our shire has 5 secondary colleges and more than 30 primary schools. Approximately 70 per cent of Wellington Shire primary and secondary students attend government schools, which also draw students from locations well beyond the shire’s boundaries. 

To search for a school in your area please use the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Find a Service or School search function.


Parent Directory

The Wellington Shire Early Years Parent Directory provides families with detailed explanations, helpful tips and how to access local services, support groups and social activities in one easy to find location.

All services listed from pregnancy and beyond are available to families and carers living, working and visiting Wellington Shire.

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