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Applying for a place at Raleigh St


If you have familiarised yourself with our Centre and the programs we run (early childhood education and 3 and 4-year-old kinder) and decided you'd like your child to attend at Raleigh St, you can add your name to our waiting list.


Darebin Council operates the Centralised Waiting List on behalf of Raleigh St and 7 other Community-run early childhood education and kinder facilities.  Families can apply to the Centralised Waiting List from the birth of their child onwards, and names are placed on the waiting list in the order of receipt of application.  

Please note:

  • The average wait time on our waiting list is 12-18 months 

  • The Centre is currently fully booked, and we don't anticipate new families to join us until January 2025

  • Most new families are offered a place starting in mid-January.  Mid-year placements are rare

  • Please contact the staff at Darebin Council Centralised Waitlist regarding your place on the list

  • Completion of an application does not guarantee placement

  • A separate application must be completed for each child


How to apply for a place on the Childcare waitlist:

Visit the City of Darebin website to learn the most up to date information about applying for childcare in a community-run centre in the Darebin Council area. 


If you are looking for kinder:

Raleigh St offers integrated kindergarten programs for 3 and 4-year-olds.


Applications for our 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten programs open on 1st February in the year prior to attendance and can be made right up until the beginning of the year of attendance.  Visit City of Darebin to find out details on applying for Kinder in the Darebin area. 


The portal to add your child's name to the childcare / kinder waitlist is accessible here.

Once you have been offered a place in Child Care or Kindergarten (integrated), please follow the instructions here to apply for Child Care Subsidy

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