Kogarah City Council aims to provide high quality education and care that is affordable and meets the needs of families attending our services. Council owns and operates three childcare services. All three services comply with the National Quality Framework.

Carss Park Narani


Phone: 9546 7462

Ages: Birth to School age

Hours: 7.30am to 6pm


Ocean Street Long Day Care


Phone: 9587 9869

Ages:  Two to School age

Hours: 7.30am to 5.30pm

South Hurstville Kindergarten


Phone: 9546 4899

Ages: Two to School age

Hours: 8am to 5pm

(Core Hours: 9am to 3pm)

Waiting list

Making an appointment to have a look at each centre before placing your child on the wait list is recommended. Appointments can be made by calling each centre directly. Waiting list application forms must be completed online and your administration payment will be processed once the forms are submitted. The administration fee is non refundable.

Submission of the wait list application is not a guarantee of placement.  Please contact us on 9546 7462 for updates on wait list information and to inform us of any changes to your application.


Once your child has been offered a position and the position has been accepted, the enrolment process occurs. During enrolment procedural and policy information is given to families. The orientation process occurs towards the end of each year. Families are welcome to visit the centre, look around and ask questions.

Who can use our services?

Children who attend Council’s children’s services must have been on our waiting list prior to enrolment. There are no other restrictions on who can attend Council’s children’s services.

For Priority of Access Information please see our Enrolment Policy.

About our fees

Council’s childcare fees are structured to reflect the different funding models and services provided at each of our centres. Council reviews fees and charges annually.

Long day care

Families at our Long Day Care Centres are eligible for the fee subsidy through the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate System. Under this system families can apply for a fee subsidy through the Family Assistance Office. The level of subsidy is means tested.


Pre-school fees are funded through the NSW Government. Families at pre-schools are not eligible for Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate Subsidies. Families can receive a small rebate from the Family Assistance Office.

Early intervention information

Council has access to services and programs that provide Early Intervention for families with children who may have developmental difficulties. These difficulties may range from intellectual, physical, emotional or sensory areas of need.

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