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Acacia Children’s Centres.

Acacia is a not for profit community based organisation that provides quality education and care for children from birth to school age.  Acacia values the importance of celebrating difference by acknowledging and promoting our families and staffs diverse  cultural and social backgrounds. Our educational programs reflect the full appreciation of Australia’s multicultural society, enhancing the children’s awareness of, and respect for, cultural differences and similarities. Our programs are designed to help children in developing all areas for success now and in later years.

We believe that children are resourceful learners who are capable of constructing their own knowledge about the world around them.

We believe that learning occurs in a social context, with meaningful participation and interactions. We encourage the idea that children learn through play and thus Acacia has developed and implemented a learning program that is child initiated and focused. Furthermore, we scaffold their existing interests, knowledge and skills, through a collaborative and reciprocal relationship with the children, their families and educators.

Our Centres

Currently, Acacia operates three Early learning centres at:

  • Acacia Children’s Centre at 13 Belgium Avenue, Richmond 3121.

Tel: 9429 6150, email: acc@acacia.org.au

  • Acacia Fitzroy Creche at 187 Napier Street, Fitzroy 3065.

Tel: 9419 1142, email: afc@acacia.org.au

  • Acacia Children’s Centre – St Albans at 159 Taylors Road, St Albans 3021

Tel: 9356 9731, email: accsta@acacia.org.au

All three centre have spacious indoor and outdoor areas which promote our natural environment.

Our program

All programs provide innovating rich indoor/outdoor learning experiences that fosters children’s strengths and interests. Our educational program enhances both health and well-being, as well as literacy, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), creative arts, and cultural awareness.

We provide a funded kindergarten program to all children the year before they commence primary school, delivered by a qualified kindergarten teacher.

Acacia’s Values

At Acacia we uphold the following values:

  • Compassion
  • Honour
  • Integrity
  • Learning
  • Diversity


Harmonious communities, thriving on differences, where families and educators strive to understand and learn from each other


Providing a high quality learning and supportive environment that fosters respect, confidence and belonging

Acacia’s Philosophy and Goals

Please refer to each centre for their own philosophy and goal