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Established over fifteen years ago, Mallee COGS is the only child care service provider in the area and provides families with access to high quality education and care that they may otherwise go without.  Since its inception, COGS has operated from a number of different townships as well as different locations within towns. We have previously leased spaces in both the Pinnaroo and Lameroo Kindergartens and town Hall in Karoonda, but we are extremely excited to be opening our very own new purpose built childcare centres in February 2020 in both townships in Lameroo and Pinnaroo. Click here for latest update.

Our innovative child care service aims to provide quality individual care by nurturing and educating young children through a play-based program in an environment which is safe and secure, complementing and valuing the family and community, and supporting their diverse backgrounds.

We are licensed to care for children aged three months to twelve years.  Services are available all year round, other than Public Holidays and approximately a two-week period during the Christmas/New Year period. We offer full-day, half-day and short day care options in line with community need.  Sites are also able to accommodate Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) services.

Our experienced team currently numbers around fourteen staff across both sites; comprising administration staff, Diploma Qualified and Certificate III Qualified staff; as well as students working towards their qualifications.  Our educators take a holistic approach to the education and care of the young children in our service and pride themselves on the relationships that they build with families to maintain open lines of communication required to get the best outcome for each child’s development.



Full Day  (08:00am -  5:15pm)


Short Day  (08:00am – 3:00pm)


Half Day  (AM 08:00am – 12:30pm / PM 12:45pm – 5:15pm)


After School Hours Care (3:15pm – 5:15pm)


Late fees  (15 min and/or every part thereof)


Mallee COGS is a community service funded by the Department of Education and Training and is sponsored by the Southern Mallee District Council

For more Information contact the Mallee COGS office on 8576 3970

Mallee COGS is very excited to be opening its new facilities in February 2020 and should you or someone you know wish to register your child on our waiting list you can do so by following the link below

Please note that this is only a waiting list registration and does not in any way guarantee you a position with Mallee COGS. Administration staff will follow with enrolment information when a position becomes available.

If you would like further information and clarity regarding enrolling your child with our services then feel free to contact the Mallee COGS office on 8576 3970 or our site team leaders:

Lameroo COGS – Team Leader June Sparks:                      0428 763 972

Pinnaroo COGS – Team Leader Elise Schutz:                      0428 763 973

Lameroo COGS Building

Pinnaroo COGS Building