We manage a centralised waiting list for 13 Council and community-managed child care centres.

To register your child or ask a question, make an email enquiry or call 03 9209 6360.

Centres I can register with using the CSW List

Council run

  • Barring Djinang Kindergarten, Southbank
  • Bubup Nairm Children's Centre, St Kilda
  • Clark Street Children’s Centre, Port Melbourne
  • Coventry Children's Centre, South Melbourne
  • North St Kilda Children's Centre, St Kilda

Community run

  • Ada Mary A'Beckett Children's Centre, Port Melbourne
  • Bubup Womindjeka Family and Children's Centre, Port Melbourne
  • Clarendon Children's Centre, South Melbourne
  • Eildon Road Children's Centre, St Kilda
  • Elwood Children's Centre, Elwood
  • Poets Grove Family and Children's Centre, Elwood
  • South Melbourne Child Care, Albert Park
  • The Avenue Children's Centre and Kindergarten, Balaclava

To register your child at Private early childhood education and care centres, Occasional Child Care and Sessional Kindergartens, you will need to make direct contact.

Contact the CSWL Officer if you have any questions.

Find a centre near me

To find your nearest child care centre in Port Phillip, visit Near Me or download the map of childhood services in Port Phillip (PDF 227 KB).

For a full list of child care centres in Victoria, visit childcare finder.

I would like to know about

Family violence contacts

1800 Respect | phone: 1800 737 732

Safe Steps | phone: 1800 015 188

Port Phillip Family News

Port Phillip Family News is an e-newsletter for all families in the City of Port Phillip. It contains parenting support, tips for self-care, educational resources and play ideas for children. You can also find out about family friendly events, programs and services, and discover ways to connect with the community.