Activities for children and young adults
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre has programs for all ages
Mosaics class at Karingal
One of the creative activity classes held at KNH
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre children's activities
Party for the kiddies
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre computer room
Computer courses for all ages
Open Day at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Activities in the gym
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre reception
Talk to our friendly reception staff
Scrapbooking at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Activities for adults
Laughter Club at Karingal
The funniest thing you'll do all week. Image by Gary Sissons for the Frankston Times.

Childcare Services

We cater for all ages of pre-school children at the centre. From playgroups for babies through occasional care for up to 5 year olds.

You can bring your baby to the Maternal and Child Health nurses after birth, and move on to our Baby Playgroup, then to older playgroup, Take-A-Break and on to Kindergarten, before heading to the Karingal Primary School that backs onto the centre.

This long-term association provides a familiar environment and established social connections throughout the crucial early development years of your child's life.

Occasional Care (Take-a-Break)  Wednesday - 9.30am -12.30pm  Thursday  and Friday 9.30am - 1.30pm. Bookings essential

3 Year Old Playtime (pre-kinder program)  Tuesdays 9.30am –1.30pm (during school terms)

You may be eligible to apply for Child Care Subsidy through your MyGov account for our Take-a-Break and 3 Year Old Playtime sessions. Information available at Reception.

Use the following link to add yours and your child's details to our Childcare waiting list for 3 Year Old Playtime and Occasional Care (Take-a-Break) so we can contact you when we have a vacancy:

Karingal Neighbourhood House Xplor Childcare Waitlist form Enrolments to 3 Year Old Playtime will only be accepted if your child is already 3 years old

Community Playgroup Monday 9.30am -11.00am $5 per child

Baby Playgroup -  Suitable for first time mums/dads with babies under 12 months. Monday 12.00pm - 1.30pm $5 per child


Karingal Place Kindergarten

Karingal Place Kindergarten is managed by Community Kinders Plus and offer traditional 4 year old kindergarten as well as 3 Year Old Kinder. The staff at Karingal PLACE Kindergarten are passionate in their belief that the wonder and spontaneity of early childhood must be celebrated and preserved for all children. Our vision for our children’s learning is acknowledgement that children’s lives are characterized by ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’. Contact Community Kinders Plus (03) 9783 3931

Story Time

Frankston City Library offers a free weekly story time during School terms. Come along to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Each storytime includes a simple and fun craft activity.

When: Wednesday 9:30 - 10am


The Lab

A technology Club for young people with Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism. It offers a safe social environment and tuition by technology professionals in areas such as programming, digital design and gaming.

When: Tuesday 4:30pm - 6:30pm  (children) and 6:30pm - 8:30pm (youth)

           Saturdays 10am -12midday

For further information please visit The Lab website and follow the links to Frankston.


DSE Music - Teaching children to read music, play various instruments and sing.

DSE Music Tuition

DSE Music Tuition runs guitar and piano classes for only $12 per 45 minute lesson. Extremely comprehensive curriculum, teaching students theory (reading & writing music) as well as how to play their instrument. DSE Music Tuition also offer private (one on one) lessons in the Frankston area in guitar, singing & drums. All information including times, days, cost & availability at


Kinder Kids Yoga with Sheryn

Yoga for Kinder Children (3-5y.o.) Expression of Interest
Includes gentle stretching, yoga postures, breathing and relaxation.
Weekly sessions are offered to create a regular yoga experience that is fun, positive and interesting! Engaging children through the use of various stories and props, sparking imagination whilst exercising the body and mind!
Friday lunchtime session 12.30-1.00pm

Please phone Sheryn on 0425 746 858 to register your interest

Cost: $5 per child and mum/dad can join in - 30 minute session. Start Date: To be advised


We are often looking for volunteers to help out with various tasks and roles at the centre - including on our Committee of Management. Volunteering in your community is a great way to meet new people, take an active part in shaping what happens at your community centre, and making use of (and even improving) those skills you have but aren't currently putting to use. We are currently seeking a volunteer RECEPTIONIST. Please call Ev on 8786 6650.
From time to time we need help at the centre with things we don't have the time or skill or capability to do. These tasks may include gardening, general handyman tasks, helping to move boxes or furniture around etc. If you would like to help us out occasionally, please let Ev know at reception.
The best way to see what activities and programs are in the works, is to keep an eye on our Proposed Activities section. Here you can express your interest in joining one of the listed activities and see how close it's coming to reaching minimum numbers - and therefore being held. You can find it under the Programs and Activities menu item at the top of the page.