Applying for a place

Families are required to fill out a Centralised Waiting List Application via City of Darebin website HUB.

Once completed you will receive an email to notify you that your application has been received and you’re now on the wait list. When offered a place at our centre you will receive a phone call from City Of Darebin offering your child a place. Once you have accepted the position, your details are emailed to us from City Of Darebin. Once we have all your information, we will contact you to set up your child’s free 5 days of orientation and give you a commencement date.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions – Contact Us


To commence child care a child must be from 6 months.

Child Care Centres in Darebin offer full-time and part-time care for children up to school entry age.
A minimum of 2 days is required. Care anytime between 7am – 6pm

CCS applies. Please see Centrelink to see if you are entitled to any subsides. Child Care Subsidy

Online Registration Portal

3yr Pre Kindergarten Program

A child must be three years old on or before 30 April in the year that they are to attend the program. Children attend 7 hours per week on a Wednesday.

This is a program designed to meet the developmental, social, emotional, language and listening skills of young children who have turned 3 years old.

Online Registration Portal

4 year FUNDED Kindergarten

A child must be four years old on or before 30 April in the year that they are to attend the program.

This is a 1 year, State Government subsidised, program available for children the year before they begin school. Children attend 15 hours per week. We offer two groups, Monday & Tuesday or Thursday & Friday.

*Sessional option is only available at our Reservoir centre.

Online Registration Portal

City Of Darebin

(03) 8470 8825

Speak your language:
(03) 8470 8470


Childcare Information:

Kindergarten Information:

Customer Service Centres

274 Gower Street, Preston
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday
8.30am – 5pm


32-38 Separation Street, Northcote
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday
8.30am – 5pm

Northland Shopping Centre, 50 Murray Road, Preston
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday
8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9am – 12pm

23 Edwardes Street, Reservoir
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday
10am – 5pm

Future Discussions

Do you need half a day of care? Maybe you would be interested in Occasional Care?

Please forward any interest or feedback regarding this proposal to the Director Yvonne.