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Information last updated 17 November 2022
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

Child Minding (Creche)

The WCH has a free child minding service for siblings of in-patients and out-patients (Paediatric wards and nurseries), children who are required to use the hospital bus service, and children whose mother is attending Women's Outpatient Clinics.

COVID-19 Service Update

Our child minding (creche) service is currently closed.

Thank you for your understanding and help to keep our hospital COVID-Safe.


The hospital has a free child minding service for

  • Siblings of in-patients and out-patients (Paediatric Wards and Nurseries)
  • Children who are required to use the hospital bus service
  • Children whose mother is attending Women's Outpatient Clinics

Three qualified staff members run the Creche and are assisted by a team of trained volunteers.

The Creche accepts children up to 10 years of age.

Please provide food and drinks, and any changes of clothing (including nappies) your child may need. The creche can provide water, but no other food or drinks. Please clearly label any clothes, toys and other items you intend to leave with your child.

How to access this service

The creche is a 'drop in' centre – no booking is necessary. Children may be left in the creche only while parents/caregivers are in attendance at the Hospital.


Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Children must be collected by 4:00pm.


Ground floor, Zone C (formerly Good Friday Building).



(08) 8161 6394


Mailing Address

Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006


Unit head, Creche Coordinator

Maria Lai