Children and families

Everything you'll need to know about our services for children and families in Darebin.


Grandfather and granddaughter

Immunisation prevents the spread of diseases and protects the community. We provide immunisations for babies, children and adults.

mother's hands making heart shape around baby's foot

Discover what supports are available to you and your family with parenting, health and early development.

Children having a splendid time at their kindergarten
Kindergarten is a program for 3 and 4-year-old children.
child's hands with toys

Playgroups are fun, supportive environments for children aged 0 to five to play and develop social skills. Learn about the playgroups in Darebin.

children with carers at table
Starting child care is an important milestone in your life and your child’s life.
children painting
This service provides education and care for Primary school children outside of scheduled school hours, and possibly student-free days.
colourful wooden train set

Delivering support and consultation to Educators at funded kindergarten programs for the inclusion of children with diverse learning needs.

child playing with blocks

The toy library is a free service enabling community members to borrow toys suitable for children aged from 3 months to 6 years old.

Kindergarten children story time

Best Start focuses on vulnerable children and all Aboriginal children to ensure they can access quality early childhood experiences.

children's hands with seedlings in pots

We run a huge array of programs to help the families of Darebin to get the best start possible.

empty children's table and chair set
Find out where to get support and resources to deal with family violence in Darebin.
Two teenage boys in a class

Youth Services is for young people aged 12 to 25. We help with skill development, leadership, social events and links to specialised support.

young child balancing globe of world on head
Are you an early years educator? Darebin have some great resources to help you deliver quality education and care programs.
school child riding bike in school yard
The Our Darebin Schools resource focuses on schools in our neighbourhood precincts, including primary, secondary, Catholic and independent schools.