The City of Parramatta provides long day care centres for children from birth to school age, offering quality care and learning experiences through a variety of educational programs. Centres are open for 11 hours per day, five days per week for 49 weeks per year. Parramatta is a family friendly suburb offering various options for childcare which include community or council based not for profit centres and private or commercial centres .
Parramatta Childcare centres usually operate for children from 0-6 years of age. Beyond 5/6 years of age a child is expected to be at school and most school's provide after school care.