Childcare services on or near our campuses include long daycare centres, school holiday programs and parenting facilities. In the broader community, you’ll also find occasional and family daycare.
Childcare can be a stress point for parents in Sydney. Fortunately, there are several childcare centres in close proximity to the University, two of which offer discounted rates for students who hold an ACCESS card. Open Monday to Friday, they are run by qualified staff and subject to quality assurance accreditation. Each centre provides a nurturing environment for children based on their developmental needs.
The University is also home to several facilities for parents, including feeding and change rooms with breastfeeding chairs and other facilities.
Our information office on campus provides resources and support to help you make the right choice about childcare – whether you’re a student, staff, or member of the local community.
The office provides information about the five centres closest to our campuses, relevant government agencies, and other daycare centres in the surrounding area.
Waiting lists for any type of childcare in Sydney can be very long, especially for children under two. Depending on your circumstances, you may be on the waiting list for up to two years. Submit as many applications as you can to different childcare centres around the area you live or are planning to live in and nearby campus.
If you’re coming to Sydney University from abroad, you should submit your waiting list application before leaving your home country.