Register for early childhood education and care

Council manages a centralised Children’s Services Wait List for all Council and Community run early childhood education and care centres.
  • From 12 midday Tuesday 22 September to 6 pm Sunday 24 October, the City of Port Phillip will enter into the Election Period for the Council Elections.

    You can still contact us during this period and we’ll resume regular operation on Monday 26 October.

To register your child for child care or kindergarten in a Council or Community run centre, please contact the Children's Services Waiting List (CSWL) Officer by:

Email: cccwaitinglist@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Telephone:03 9209 6360

Centres I can register with using the Children's Services Waiting 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.

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