Quality and affordable care for your child in leafy East Melbourne.

About EMCC

What is EMCC? 

The East Melbourne Childcare Co-operative is a registered co-operative under the Co-operatives Act and has its own Constitution. It is sponsored by the Melbourne City Council. Parents, residents and staff are eligible to become members of the Co-operative.


Acknowledgement of Country:

We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land in which we operate. We would also like to pay respect to the Wurundjeri Elders past, present and future. 


Message from the Executive Director:

We believe that children’s experiences in our centres reflect the progressive, multi-cultural, educational philosophies of our staff – and that our programs cater to children’s changing needs in a changing world. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with our core staff and room programs, and to talk to us about your child’s needs.


Our Co-operative thrives on input from all who are involved with us, from management to staff to children and their parents. We believe that forming a partnership between the centre and each child’s family is vital. You know your child best, and our staff has valuable knowledge of and experience in early childhood development – each can be a wonderful resource to the other.


We warmly welcome you to EMCC and look forward to a long and happy association with you and your family.



Rebecca Vouch
Executive Director