Portland South Primary School Early Learning and Childcare Centre (interim name)

133–141 Edgar Street Portland 3305

New Early Learning and Childcare Centre – one of 50 government-owned early learning centres

  • Start

    Q4 2023
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2026

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We’re building an early learning and childcare centre at Portland South Primary School.

The Victorian Government-owned centre will provide long day care and Three- and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten programs.

The centre may also include other spaces for community use.

From 2027, Four-Year-Old Kindergarten will transition to Pre-Prep. Free kindergarten hours will double from 15 to 30 hours a week for 4-year-olds and triple from 5 to 15 hours for 3-year-olds. 

Building the centre at the school will help some parents avoid the double drop-off. It makes childcare and early learning accessible and convenient for working parents and carers. It can also make the transition to school easier for some children. 

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This centre is one of 50 early learning and childcare centres that will share in approximately $14 billion as part of the Victorian Government’s Best Start, Best Life reform.

Funding type

  • New Early Learning Facility