Clarendon Children’s Centre offers up to 40 places per day for the education and care of children aged 6 weeks – 5 years. The waiting list for childcare places is managed by the City of Port Phillip. Families can put their child’s name on the waiting list by visiting http://www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/how_to_apply_childcare_kindergarten.htm or by calling 03 9209 6360. Whenever permanent places become available at the Centre, these are allocated firstly to children already attending (and continuing to do so), then to siblings of children currently attending and then allocated in accordance with the guidelines of the City of Port Phillip Children’s Services Waiting List.
The number of days offered will be determined by the expressed need for childcare, the reason childcare is required and the number of days available. Enrolment may be full-time (5 days per week) or part-time (less than 5 days per week). We strongly encourage families to consider 2 days per week as a minimum enrolment to ensure the child has the best opportunity to enjoy, and benefit from, the childcare experience. As much as possible, the maximum number of families should receive the care requested by them. Further information on the waiting list, including who gets priority and how to register can be found below.
Families are required to give at least 4 weeks written notice of their intention to end their child’s enrolment at the Centre, or to reduce their child’s days of attendance. A family no longer eligible for membership of the Co-operative is granted 12 months in which to find alternative care.