Lara, Victoria, Australia - Schools and Services for Children

Primary Schools

Lara Lake Primary School

Location: Forest Rd, Lara Lake.
Postal address: PO box 132, Lara, Vic, 3212.
Phone: (03) 52821261
Email: lara.lake.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.laralake.vic.edu.au/

Last updated 20 February 2008

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Lara Primary School

Location: 120 Flinders Avenue, Lara
Postal address: PO Box 42, Lara, Vic, 3212.
Phone: (03) 5282 1427
Email: lara.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.laraps.vic.edu.au/

Last updated 20 February 2008

St Anthony's Primary School

Location: 90 Kees Road, Lara
Postal address: PO box 41, Lara, Vic, 3212.
Phone: (03) 5282 1415.
Email: contactus@salara.catholic.edu.au
Website: http://www.salara.catholic.edu.au/

Last updated Oct 2010

Secondary Colleges

Lara Secondary College

Lara Secondary College opened in 2003, taking its first year of students into Year 7.
Phone: (03) 5282 8988
Fax: (03) 5282 8188
Email: lara.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.larasc.vic.edu.au/

Last updated 20 February 2008

Maternal and Child Health Services

Maternal and Child Health Centre

Maternal and Child Health CentreWalkers Road, Lara.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Children in playground at Flinders Free Kindergarten

Child Care

Family Day Care

(03) 5227 0805

Last updated 20 February 2008

Occasional Care Room (Lara Community Centre)

Lara Community Centre's Occasional Care Room provides care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with fully qualified and trained staff in all areas of childcare and children's safety. The service is provided at the Lara Community Centre with a playground, toys and equipment.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Lara Children's Centre

20 Clover St, Lara, (03) 5282 3645, larachildrenscenter@jc.com.au

Last updated 20 February 2008

Kindergarten

Flinders Kindergarten Inc

3 Kees Rd, Lara, offering programs for 3 and 4 year old. Children who turn three by 30 April may start in the 3 year old programme for that year. Contact Liz or Dianne on (03) 5282 2091.

Last updated Oct 2010

Lara Kindergarten Inc

Lara Kindergarten5 Waverley Rd, Lara, (03) 5282 1498.

Last updated 7 August 2008

Lara Lake Community Preschool

25 Darcy St, Lara, contact Debra on (03) 5282 2842.

Last updated Jan 2010

Little River Kindergarten

22 River St, Little River, contact (03) 5283 1222. Operated by Wyndham City Council - Kindergarten Services, (03) 9742 8122.

Last updated 5 August 2008

After School Care

Lara Primary School OSHC

Flinders Ave, Lara. (03) 5282 1427.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Lara Children's Centre

20 Clover St, Lara, (03) 5282 3645, larachildrenscenter@jc.com.au

Last updated 20 February 2008

Vacation Care

Lara Vacation Care

Lara Community Centre, Waverley Rt, Lara. (03) 5282 2725.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Lara Children's Centre

20 Clover St, Lara, (03) 5282 3645, larachildrenscenter@jc.com.au

Last updated 20 February 2008

Parenting Assistance

Kids Help Line

1800 55 1800.

Men's Helpline

1300 789 978.

ParentLine

132 289 (24 hours).

Regional Parenting Service

(03) 5227 0819.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Playgroups

For further details, contact Playgroup Victoria on (03) 9388 1599 or the City of Greater Geelong on (03) 5227 0270.

Australian Breastfeeding Association Parents Group

Parents in Lara are invited to coffee mornings to meet and mix with other mothers and their children. Drop in at any time during the morning. Pre-schoolers and toddlers are welcome. 10am - midday Fridays, Lara Community Centre. Contact Gillian (03) 5222 8614. For further information on breastfeeding, refer to www.breastfeeding.asn.au or call the 24 hour hotline, 03 9885 0653.

Last updated Oct 2010

Flinders Avenue Playgroup

Tuesday

For mums, dads, carers and bubs to 6 years old, 10am - 12pm Tuesday in Lara Hall, Flinders Avenue. Features structured activities, free exploratory play, and a variety of group outings. Contact Nicole (03) 5200 8493/0409 381 116 or Sharyn (03) 5282 3731.

Last updated 7 August 2008

Thursday

For interested parents and their children under school age, meeting Thursdays 9:30 - 11:30am during the school terms. Lara Hall, Flinders Avenue. Contact Sharon on (03) 5282 3731.

Last updated 7 August 2008

Little River 3+ Activity Group

Held at the Little River Primary School, 21 Flinders St, Little River. Contact (03) 5283 1214.

Last updated 20 February 2008

Little Dudes Playgroup

Meets Mondays 1pm - 3pm in the Occasional Care Room at the Lara Community Centre with a combination of structured activity and free play indoors and outdoors. Contact Amanda on (03) 5282 8208 or Bianca on (03) 5282 4676.

Last updated 20 February 2008

St Anthony's Playgroup

Meets Tuesdays 9am - 11am at St Anthony's Church, Kees Rd, Lara. Contact Christina on (03) 5282 6909.

Last updated 21 February 2008

Public Playgrounds

Public playgrounds are provided in the following locations:

  • Esperance Reserve, The Esperance, Lara
  • McClelland Reserve, McClelland Ave, Lara
  • Goldfinch Reserve, Goldfinch Grv, Lara
  • Austin Park, Station Lake Rd, Lara (includes skate park)
  • Flinders Reserve (South), Flinders Ave, Lara
  • Bank Reserve, Bank St, Lara
  • Richard Reserve, Richard Drv, Lara
  • Chirnside Park (South), Benjamin Drv, Lara
  • Allister Reserve, Allister Ct, Lara
  • Norseman Reserve, Norseman Ct, Lara
  • Lara Lake Reserve, Forrest Rd South, Lara
  • Upton Reserve, Upton Ct, Lara Lake
  • Elcho Park, Elcho Rd, Lara Lake

Childrens Toys and Equipment

Hire For Baby

Hire service for baby equipment, offering capsules, car seats, highchairs, prams, joggers, bassinets, portable cots, baby monitors and more. Based at Lara Community Centre, open 9am - 3pm Mon - Fri, other times by appointment. www.hireforbaby.com. Contact (03) 5282 6524 or email geelongnorthern@hireforbaby.com.

Last updated Oct 2010