Bayswater Child Care Association Inc. (BCCA)

Our History

The Bayswater Child Care Association Incorporated was established in 1975 after a need was identified in the City of Bayswater for community-based, Not-for-profit childcare.

The Silverwood Child Care Centre was officially opened in 1975 by the Hon J. Berinson, MHR for Perth as a joint venture between the then Shire of Bayswater and the Australian Government.  The centre was named the Silverwood Day Nursery and offered long day care to children 0-5 years of age.

The neighbourhood centre, offering occasional care, opened in 1985. In 2006 the Neighbourhood Centre was renamed the Derrick Ernst Neighbourhood Centre in recognition of the hard work and dedication of Mr Derrick Ernst in the capacity of honorary Secretary/Treasurer with the Child Care Association for over 15 years.

Bayswater Out of School care also opened in 1985 offering Out of School Care and Vacation Care to children 5-12 years of age.  This was followed by the opening of Morley Out of School Care at Weld Square Primary School in Morley in 1988.

Salisbury Child Care Centre was officially opened on 3rd February 1989 by the Hon Peter Dowding MLA Premier of Western Australia, the centre was funded through a Commonwealth/State agreement.

On 22nd February 1992 Noranda Child Care Centre was opened due to a high demand for community-based long day care places in the City of Bayswater.

In 2010, the seventh centre to open under the umbrella of the Bayswater Child Care Association was the Maylands Out of School Care after a request from the Maylands Peninsula Primary School P&C.  

In July 2016 the Neighbourhood Centre was relocated to a purpose-built premises in Tara Street. It rebranded as The DEN in 2018. 

Our Objectives


Our Committee

BCCA is a community-owned not-for-profit organisation and Approved Provider of childcare. As an incorporated association, BCCA is directed and controlled by a Management Committee (Board). The Committee is made up of voting and non-voting members, representing parents, community members, and staff. Families that use BCCA services are encouraged to join the association as members to nominate and elect representatives. Committee members have legal and ethical responsibilities to ensure the association acts lawfully and is resourced and directed towards achieving its community-focused vision and mission. 

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