Online registration

Council manages central registration for childcare and integrated kindergarten for Council-managed and participating community-managed centres.

The Children’s Services Integrated Registration and Enrolment system is known as CSIRE (sounds like "siri").

The CSIRE Procedure document outlines the steps to registration and user responsibilities.

Register for childcare and integrated kindergarten any time after your child is born.

After registration you will receive a request to set up an account so you can manage your personal details and your preferences for early childhood education and care.

Central registration for sessional kindergarten is planned for 2025.

What you need to know:

  • Make an appointment and visit any centres you are interested in before registering.
  • Register your child any time after they are born.
  • Registration is free.
  • You will be offered a place when your requirements match a centre’s vacancy.

To give yourself the best chance of a place, we recommend that you:

  • be as flexible with your registration choices as possible
  • accept an offer at one of your chosen centres, even if it does not match your exact needs (families that are enrolled and attending a service will be offered additional or more preferred days before others)
  • select the centres you have viewed and would accept an offer from, in order of preference (up to a maximum of 5)
  • if you are not tied to specific working days, select multiple days of the week
  • be flexible in the number of days you select
  • be flexible with your starting date if offered earlier.

Contact us

Our Children's Services team is here to help. For support or more information, contact the Children’s Services Waitlist Registration Officer.

Send us a message on My Port Phillip.

Phone: 03 9209 6360