Federation Children's Centres


Kindergarten enquiries for 2021 now available

Our centres

Childcare and kindergarten programs available at Mt Helen, Ballarat (SMB) and Churchill

Federation Children's Centres, located at Mt Helen, Ballarat CBD (SMB) and Churchill provide quality childcare and kindergarten programs for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years. Centres offer a caring and supportive environment with flexible and stimulating learning experiences.

NEW IN 2022! Federation Children’s Centres are pleased to be able to offer Victorian Government funded 3 year old kindergarten program in 2022. We are excited to offer this opportunity to our children, as it has been shown that being involved in a quality kindergarten program at an earlier age can lead to positive effects on the child’s development, and two years of early learning can be beneficial to early childhood education and learning.

Our philosophy

Knowledge is central to quality

The acquisition and development of knowledge is central to the education of young children. A team of knowledgeable adults, who embrace and engage with the complexities of teaching enriches our work as well as improves the educational outcomes for children. We see a fostering and commitment to ongoing learning amongst educators as being central to our work and underpinning our educational practices.

Relationships and nurturance are important

Relationships take time to build and contributes to well-being, understanding of others, and supports collaboration. Working with children and families requires educators to commit to collaboration and in doing so view their work as being undertaken with the support of others.

Anything is possible

A mindset that supports success, is full of possibilities and is positive, ensures that we don't limit ourselves. An environment which supports reflection, contemplation, wonder and awe creates facilities learning for all. In doing so we foster a sense of pride that gives permission for us to be proud to be different.

We make a difference

Education is about making a difference to the lives of children. The difference we make should last a life time and have an impact on children, their families and their communities.

Environments matter

The environments we create have an impact on educational outcomes and the work we do. In creating these environments we need to take into consideration the context in which we are situated and the power of the built environment and nature in impacting on our lives.

Our centres

Federation Children's Centres are located at the Mt Helen, SMB and Gippsland campuses, and offer childcare as well as kindergarten programs.

Information for our families

Federation Children's Centre families are encouraged to be involved in the centre. Through family involvement children develop a sense of continuity and community between home and the centre.

Apply to enrol your child

Apply to enrol your child today! Childcare and kindergarten places currently available.


3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs

Contact Us

Contact us

Mt Helen Campus, K Building
Phone: (03) 5327 9456
Mt Helen Campus Map

SMB Campus (City), X Building
Phone: (03) 5327 8183
SMB Campus Map

Gippsland Campus, Gippsland Enterprise Centre
Phone: (03) 5122 6227
Gippsland Campus Map

Email: childrenscentres@federation.edu.au