Early Learning Parent Handbook

Uniting cares for children and their families, providing early childhood education and care services to strengthen the wellbeing of families and their local communities.

Low Cost or No Cost 4 year old kindergarten fee subsidy for drought affected areas

In 2019, families in East and Central Gippsland can access a kindergarten fee subsidy for children attending kinder in drought affected areas. Children in the year before school attending kindergarten or residing in identified areas can receive 15 hours a week of kindergarten free or at low cost. Eligible families will not need to apply and can enrol as normal for 2019 to receive the subsidy.


All early learning services have fees relating to the programs they provide. Fees can vary depending on the amount of time your child attends and the type of service you choose.

Early Learning policies

Welcome to our Early Learning Services Policy site. Here you will find a limited version of all current policies that relate to our services and programs.

Choosing the right childcare for your child

What to look for and things to consider

Child care subsidy

Families using some of our services may be eligible for Child Care Subsidy.