A better future for Port Phillip children

Thank you for your interest in this project. We are currently reviewing your feedback.

Council wants your ideas and input to develop a new Children's Services Policy to improve outcomes for children and families in the City. We're asking for your help to re-imagine how children's services are delivered in the future. To understand the challenges and opportunities, read the Summary (updated 3 July 2018) or the Information Pack (updated 27 June 2018).

How to get involved?

Share your thoughts on which challenges and opportunities should be a priority in the policy or join the discussion to give us ideas on how to improve services for children, including childcare, kindergarten, toy libraries and playgroups.

We'll be popping up at a number of locations and holding workshops over the next month, we'd love to see you. Further information can be found below.

For more details read our Information Pack (updated 27 June 2018) which describes the opportunities and challenges facing families and the services (childcare, kindergarten, toy libraries and play groups) supported by Council.

How will we use your ideas?

We will use your feedback on challenges and opportunities to draft policy objectives. Draft policy objectives will be considered by Council. A further round of community engagement later in 2018 will inform how our services can achieve the agreed policy objectives. of the Children's Services Policy.

What's next?

Your feedback will be collated and will inform reports to Council on the future of children's services. Please refer to the timeline on the right hand panel of the page for more information on the next steps.


Please note that Summary and the Info Pack in the Key Documents section have been updated. There has been a correction to the figure on page 2 of the Summary and page 8 of the Info Pack. The correction relates to Council’s $8,186,658 contribution to community-managed childcare centres. This figure is Council’s contribution over 10 years. The contribution made to community-managed childcare centres in 2017/18 is $1,078,520.

Council wants your ideas and input to develop a new Children's Services Policy to improve outcomes for children and families in the City. We're asking for your help to re-imagine how children's services are delivered in the future. To understand the challenges and opportunities, read the Summary (updated 3 July 2018) or the Information Pack (updated 27 June 2018).

How to get involved?

Share your thoughts on which challenges and opportunities should be a priority in the policy or join the discussion to give us ideas on how to improve services for children, including childcare, kindergarten, toy libraries and playgroups.

We'll be popping up at a number of locations and holding workshops over the next month, we'd love to see you. Further information can be found below.

For more details read our Information Pack (updated 27 June 2018) which describes the opportunities and challenges facing families and the services (childcare, kindergarten, toy libraries and play groups) supported by Council.

How will we use your ideas?

We will use your feedback on challenges and opportunities to draft policy objectives. Draft policy objectives will be considered by Council. A further round of community engagement later in 2018 will inform how our services can achieve the agreed policy objectives. of the Children's Services Policy.

What's next?

Your feedback will be collated and will inform reports to Council on the future of children's services. Please refer to the timeline on the right hand panel of the page for more information on the next steps.


Please note that Summary and the Info Pack in the Key Documents section have been updated. There has been a correction to the figure on page 2 of the Summary and page 8 of the Info Pack. The correction relates to Council’s $8,186,658 contribution to community-managed childcare centres. This figure is Council’s contribution over 10 years. The contribution made to community-managed childcare centres in 2017/18 is $1,078,520.