Children’s Programs

childcare-echEmerald Community House offers Childcare, Kidzplay, Out-of-School-Hours care and Playgroup programs for children. To apply for these programs, download the relevant application form from our Forms page.

For more information expand the relevant program below:


We offer childcare program for children from approx. 12 months old (children must be walking confidently), to 5 years on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 2:30pm and cost is $35 per day

Kidzplay (Over 3yo)

Kidzplay is on Tuesdays, (with a Spanish lesson included) from 9:30am-2:30pm and the cost is $40

Our Tuesday KidzPlay day is for children over 3. Our play and learning program offers lots of fun, love and social activities.

Note: On the other 3 childcare days we offer a program for children from approx. 12 months old (children must be walking confidently), to 5 years.

Special experiences are provided each day, taking into account the children’s natural interests, and designed to promote their social, physical, intellectual, language and emotional development.

For inquiries about availability, please contact the house on 5968 3881.

Out-of-School-Hours care

Emerald Community House provides Out-of-School-Hours care Monday to Friday mainly for Emerald Primary School children during school terms.  Our facility is also open to other primary school children.

Morning sessions are from 6.30am – 9am and cost $15 per child. Children are to be dropped off at Emerald Community House.  Children from Emerald Primary School are walked over to school at 8.45am each morning.

Afternoon sessions are from 3.30pm – 6.30pm and cost $17 per child.  Children meet outside the School office and are walked over to Emerald Community House by our Out-of-School-Hours care staff.  Parents collect children from Emerald Community House.

A substantial and nutritious breakfast and afternoon tea is provided within the fees.

Fun activities include arts & crafts, books, board and other games, outdoor activities, and lots more.  Computer and internet are also available for use.


The ECH Playgroup is organised by a paid facilitator who organises program activities for children and parents to enjoy each week.

Operating in our Childcare Centre every Thursday morning from 9:30am to 11:30am, all parents are involved in running the playgroup and caring for the children.

It is a relaxed atmosphere and is a great opportunity for parents to get together for some much needed adult company and conversation and to have a cup of tea while their children play safely while enjoying the provided activities.  Playgroup operates both indoors and outdoors depending on the weather.

Playgroup costs $65 for the term (10 weeks).


It is recommended you check availability with our Childcare team before completing an enrolment form.  If a placement is not immediately available you may wish to go on the waiting list.

Enrolments can be made in person, over the phone, via mail, fax or email to

Enrolment and membership forms can be obtained from the House or visit our Forms Page, download and fill in the Membership Form.

We accept cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Mastercard and direct deposits.

Our banking details for direct deposits are BSB: 063-842 Account: 1009 3095.  Please include your surname and child’s name when making direct deposits.