Cranbourne Daycare & Kindergarten Centre (CDC&KC), affectionately known as Judy Clarkson’s CDC&KC, proudly encompasses 7 Education centre -5 Centre Based Care & 1 OSHC.

These centres are all located in the central Cranbourne area. Established in 1968, 2018 was our 50th Year of Educating in our local community. Some 800 families in our community are cared for and taught life skills to take with them in their life journey from our centre educators and loving staff team.

All children in our centres are taught by qualified educators and we pride ourselves in offering small and intimate group sizes.

Our centres offer carefully developed educational programs for each individual child. We have fully funded kindergarten programs (state government funded) that are delivered by highly qualified, reputable and dedicated kindergarten teachers.

We have a fantastic before and after school care program that services 14 local schools in our community. We use our fleet of 7 mini buses and our 'walking school bus' to ensure the children arrive safely to and from school. Our purpose built OSHC service, Schoolie Central,  provides an age appropriate program, with its own BMX track and basketball court, for children from Grade 4-6. During the school holidays we offer an action packed vacation program consisting of many excursions/ incursions and lots of FUN!

We welcome you to come in and have a look around our centres or feel free to contact our friendly team and we thank you for allowing us the opportunity to care for your child.

Childcare Subsidy Approved!


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8 Central Locations

Located conveniently in 7 locations around Cranbourne & Clyde - we are sure to have a centre near you!


6 Funded Kindergarten Programs

Featuring our Bush Kinder program - ask is to find out more!

In 2023, CDC&KC are proudly participating in the Victorian 'Free' Funded Kinder Scheme- which directly reduces your out of pocket costs by $50 per week during the school terms without effecting your ability to access our longer hours.

*T & C's applies


Offering Flexibility for Families



We understand that each family has a different situation, so we offer flexibility to suit your needs. 



We provide quality education programs across all 7 of our centres.

So you can feel confident that your child is learning while in our care.

Opening in June 2024

Our new Green Gully location is coming soon!

Watch this space for further information - or contact us to find out more!

My kids have been going to Judy Clarksons centres for over 4 years and I’ve found them to be fantastic. The most amazing, caring staff work there and they treat all the kids like a big family.

Sheree A

Love this place. My children have grown with so much confidence thanks to the love and support from the staff.

Christine F

My son has been attending Judy Clarkson Centres for the past 8 years and he loves all the staff and the friendship with all the kids.

Belinda B

A safe, happy,  friendly & amazing center my eldest loves attending and so will my two other children as they grow 

Emily D

My 1yo absolutely LOVES this place, they go to great lengths to provide me with flexibility when I need it, and the communication is great. Highly recommend!

Krystal I