Woden Community Service (WCS) has provided education and care services for thousands of families in the ACT for over 50 years. We provide high quality services for the Canberra community, across early learning centres, playgroups, out of school hours care, school holiday programs and paint and play sessions. All our services are committed to building partnerships with families and WCS provides environments that are welcoming and safe for children of all ages.

Registration, legal obligations and policies

All services are registered with the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and work within the National Quality Framework and the Principles outlined Belonging, Being & Becoming - The Early Years Learning Framework and My Time Our Place

The National Law and National Regulations outline our legal obligations and explain the powers and functions of the state and territory regulatory authorities and ACECQA. For more information, see: National Law and Regulations | ACECQA

WCS is approved to administer Child Care Subsidy payments.

WCS has established Corporate Policies and specific Children's Services Policies to guide our operations and ensure compliance with regulations and laws.

We are committed to the safety, care and wellbeing of all children who access our services. We will respond immediately when any issues arise and meet all reporting requirements.

Holiday Programs

Our school holiday programs include exciting excursions, workshops, activities and games.

Early Learning Centres

Our Early Learning Centres offer a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child.

Out of School Hours Care

Our Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services provide children with recreation-based activities that emphasise social interaction and a sense of fun in a safe an


WCS facilitates several playgroups out in the community.


We use My Family Lounge, an online booking management system, for enrolments and bookings across all our education and care services.

Children’s Services Service User Engagement

We are seeking expressions of interest from current and recent service users of WCS ELC and OSHC to join the Children's Services user engagement.

Children's Services FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about enrolments, bookings, the Child Care Subsidy and payments.