Child care

If you are a parent, child care facilities are available while you attend your Petersham TAFE course. Fees are determined by the number of hours that your child attends a child care centre. You may be able to get fee assistance through Centrelink.

About our child care centre

Petersham TAFE's child care centre is an SDN Children’s Education and Care Centre.

There are two comfortable rooms and there is a lovely outdoor environment. The outdoor space includes two separate shaded areas, one of which offers a ‘rainforest walk’ through palm trees.

Our staff

Staff in each of the two rooms are TAFE-trained early childhood educators and they are supervised by a university-educated early childhood teacher. Centre staff speak a number of community languages including, Chinese (Mandarin and Shanghainese), Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Greek.

How to apply for a child care place

We welcome children from 6 weeks of age to 6 years. Preference is given to the children of:

  • re-enrolling students
  • students enrolled in 20 hours or more of courses
  • students from a non-English speaking background
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • students with disabilities.

Operating hours

Our centre is open:

  • 7:30am to 5:30pm during TAFE semesters
  • 8.30am to 4.30pm during TAFE vacations.

Contact Petersham TAFE child care centre

Address: Building F, West St, Petersham NSW 2049
Ph: 02 9335 2734
Fax: 02 9335 2766