Hartnett House Children's Centre

Childcare, early learning and kindergarten in Brunswick

Hartnett House is a hidden gem in the heart of Brunswick, providing long-day care, sessional care and kindergarten programs for children aged six-weeks to six years.

Friendly, welcoming, modern centre

Hartnett House combines the features of a heritage building with newly renovated, modern, engaging classrooms and large outdoor play areas. Located on Albion Street in Brunswick, Hartnett House is ideally located for commuting to work, with both train and tram stops a short walk from the centre and a big carpark at the back.

Over $700,000 in State Government funded renovations have recently been completed to provide Hartnett House with additional classrooms, an indoor courtyard, a new community education room and refurbishments throughout the centre.

One of the biggest backyards in Brunswick

While we haven’t measured everyone’s yard, we think our outdoor play areas are some of the largest in the area. Our age-based outdoor play spaces are the perfect setting for adventures, learning and fun. Each zone features age-appropriate toys, equipment and sensory experiences.

Learning through play

Our experienced early childhood educators deliver a play-based curriculum that is designed to support every child to develop their own natural curiosity, enjoyment and confidence.

Our programs are aligned to the National Early Years Learning Framework and we embrace the latest research and teaching methods to continually improve our engaging, evidence-based programs. 

Flexibility for your child’s interests and needs

At Hartnett House, we work in partnership with you and your child to build the best program for your child’s needs, interests and culture.

From sleep and feed times through to important cultural celebrations, we take the time to get to know your child and your family so we can welcome and support you as part of our community.

Our on-site cook prepares five fresh, nutritionally balanced meals daily: breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and late snack. We take special care to cater to food allergies and intolerances. 

Choice of session times to maximise your funding

We offer a choice of session times so you can maximise your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) funding hours and reduce your out of pocket costs. Our 9-hour, 10-hour and all day session options allow you to select the care that best meets your needs.

Specialised additional support available on-site

Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood intervention specialists and maternal child health nurses from the City of Moreland are co-located at Hartnett House, providing families with access to additional supports and services.

Our Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) team provide specialist support and advice for children with disability or developmental delay and their families.

Places are now available – book a tour or join the Hartnett House family today

To book a tour of Hartnett House, or learn more about enrolling, contact our Centre Coordinator.

Phone: 03 9385 3208
Email: hartnetthousecc@mcm.org.au
Location: 123 Albion Street Brunswick VIC 3056

Enrolment and fees

To enrol directly with Hartnett House, please visit us for a tour or complete and return the Enrolment Form available for download below.

Certain days or times may be fully booked so you may need to add your child's name to our waitlist until your preferred times and days are available. We can keep you informed about this as much as you like



Conveniently located less than 10 minutes’ walk to Anstey train station and the Number 19 tram, Hartnett House is ideally located for commuting to work.

Information and resources

  • City of Moreland – Central Childcare Register
    Hartnett House participates in the City Of Moreland Central Childcare Register, which enables you to register your interest for multiple local services in the area.
    To find out more about the central register visit the City of Moreland website.
  • Government Child Care Subsidy
    Your family may be eligible for support from the Federal Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
    For more information visit the Department of Human Services website.
  • No Jab No Play
    The ‘No Jab No Play’ law applies to all early childhood education and care services in Victoria.
    Evidence of immunisation will be required to support your child’s enrolment.

Enquire about this service

For all enquiries 03 9385 3208