Government Departments with Childcare Facilities in Canberra?

By 10 August, 2011 16

Hey All,

Wondering if anyone can tell me what government agencies have a Childcare onsite.

I have been told DFAT have one – are there any others?

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16 Responses to Government Departments with Childcare Facilities in Canberra?
#1
johnboy3:58 pm, 10 Aug 11

Attorney-Generals have one which the folks I know there are very happy with.

Something touching about parents and children both trudging to work across the car park.

#2
Erg04:29 pm, 10 Aug 11

Treasury and FInance share an centre, I believe.

#3
Rachie3034:38 pm, 10 Aug 11

Dept of Innovation have one. They’re in Binara St in the city, near the Casino. It was purpose built when the new building went up a few years back.

#4
Wallly19724:39 pm, 10 Aug 11

Parliament house has one.

#5
EvanJames4:39 pm, 10 Aug 11

yes, DFAT have a big one and it’s as noisy as hell. The Australian Research Council don’t technically have one, but there’s a childcare centre in the floor of the neighboring building which they use heavily.

#6
Overheard4:42 pm, 10 Aug 11

Deapartment of Innovation and [insert about four other words here] have one directly under the building on City Walk next to where the Manhattan Project is being built across from Glebe Park.

#7
Primal6:50 pm, 10 Aug 11

Erg0 said :

Treasury and FInance share an centre, I believe.

Abacus. And last I heard it was very, very, very (i.e. get in the queue) popular.

#8
tommy9:34 pm, 10 Aug 11

CSIRO (Black Mountain campus only) has one – CSIROCare

#9
Frustrated6:13 am, 11 Aug 11

Defence have a few, although I think they sold them to private enterprise a few years ago.

#10
vauxhall8:46 am, 11 Aug 11

Rachie303 said :

Dept of Innovation have one. They’re in Binara St in the city, near the Casino. It was purpose built when the new building went up a few years back.

Though you would have to work there to use it – not sure it’s worth it. Dept of Resources getting one soon

#11
EvanJames10:20 am, 11 Aug 11

vauxhall said :

Rachie303 said :

Dept of Innovation have one.

Though you would have to work there to use it – not sure it’s worth it. Dept of Resources getting one soon

Innovation’s that bad, is it?

#12
Rachie30310:43 am, 11 Aug 11

vauxhall said :

Rachie303 said :

Dept of Innovation have one. They’re in Binara St in the city, near the Casino. It was purpose built when the new building went up a few years back.

Though you would have to work there to use it – not sure it’s worth it. Dept of Resources getting one soon

It’s my understanding that Innovation staff get first priority, then staff of other Government agencies second priority etc. So no technically you don’t have to work there but chances of getting a place if you’re not an Innovation employee are probably slim.

#13
ChristyLou12:03 pm, 11 Aug 11

Hi All,

Thanks for the info – looking at applying for a few jobs and I have just had my first child so I thought it would be an idea to have a look at some that have a Childcare facility. Your info is much appreciated.

#14
sepi1:28 pm, 11 Aug 11

Don’t bother with Defence. Serving members in uniform get priority. There are no spots left for kids of public servants.

Not to mention it is totally impossible to park at Defence, I would avoid it like the plague.

#15
AG Canberra7:31 am, 12 Aug 11

The biggest single advantage of having the centre ‘on premises’ is that the ATO then allows you to pay the fees out of your pre tax income – and not attract FBT. This is a massive financial saving compared to those who don’t have this facility available to them.

Our department decided that the world’s biggest coffee shop was a greater priority than childcare when speccing the new building….

#16
anotherpublicserv4:17 pm, 12 Aug 11

It’s correct that Treasury and Finance share a center, located at Treasury though. I know they had a long waiting list but recently did an expansion so not sure about the current situation.

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