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Welcome to the Glenelg Shire Council

Long Day Care

Long Day Care

Our Centres

Glenelg Shire Council offers long day care in both Casterton and Portland.


Kathleen Millikan Centre


Karreeta Peeneeyt Mara Portland Child and Family Complex

Our Programs

Our programs aim to provide a stimulating, enriching and inclusive, developmentally appropriate program for the children, where they learn through play and intentional teaching.

We aim to meet the needs of each individual within a group setting and value their contribution to our service. It is our goal to nurture each child’s self-esteem, creativity, sense of belonging and developmental achievements.

We recognise that children develop in the context of their families, and that this needs to be the starting point of service delivery. We encourage open communication between families, children and staff.

Our programs provide a care and education program based on the National Quality Framework and the Victorian Early Years and Development Frameworks for children aged from six weeks to six years, with highly qualified and skilled educators.

The long day care program operates extended hours to provide support to families. It provides a safe environment where children are able to grow, play, learn and develop in their early years of life.

Children are able to attend the service full time, part time or casually, depending on the needs of the family and the availability of places.

Session Times and Fees

For more information about our session times and fees, please download the Session Times and Fees Fact Sheet for full payment details.

Fees are reviewed annually, in accordance with the Council’s Fees and Charges Policy. Fees are based on enrolment numbers and estimated operating expenses.

For Enrolment Enquiries

For enrolment enquiries, please contact Children's Services on 03 5522 2211 or email

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