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Join Our Waitlist!


Register to My Family Lounge below to join the Clifton Street Children’s Centre waitlist.




Clifton St Children’s Centre is excited to now be managing our own waitlist and enrolment system for childcare placements. We will still be working with the Darebin Council Central Waitlist for 4 year-old Funded Kindergarten placements.  

This means that you are no longer required to apply through the Darebin Centralised Waitlist to seek a Childcare placement at Clifton Street or pay a fee. Families can apply for childcare once a doctor has provide you with a due date or after your child’s birth. If your child is already enrolled at Clifton Street and you are looking to re-enrol in child care for next year please contact us on 03 9486 3299 or email us at [email protected].

Joining our Childcare waitlist is a very simple process through our MyLounge portal below (you may already be using the portal at your out of school hours care or childcare).

If you already have a MyLounge account please login below and create a booking request. You will receive an email immediately after you have lodged your booking request.

If this is your first time using the MyLounge portal, please click on the Register button below and create an account. You will use this account in the future to manage your waitlist application as well as any future enrolments.

Once you have created your account you will need to follow the below steps in order to create a waitlist application:

  1. CONTACT: Complete this section with your contact information.

  2. CHILD:  Complete this section with information about your child. 

  3. BOOKING REQUESTS: Click on the NEW REQUEST button and complete this section.  

  4. If you are seeking care and education for more than one child, please be sure to include all children in step 2 and ensure Booking Requests are for all children. 

We will only receive your waitlist application once you have completed all of the above steps. 

You are not required to complete an enrolment form at this stage; you will be asked to do this when you accept a placement offer from us in the future.

Please keep your login details in a safe place as you will need to log in if you wish to change any of your waitlist information in the future.  It is important that you keep your waitlist application up to date.  

If you are seeking a 4 year old Funded Kindergarten placement we are still part of the Darebin Council Kindergarten centralised enrolment system for funded 4 year-old kindergarten. Lodging an application for a Funded Kindergarten Placement is done through the Darebin Centralised Enrolment Portal by clicking on this link  However, if you already have a child enrolled at Clifton Street Children’s Centre, you will be given a preference for your child to be offered a Funded Kindergarten place in our Integrated Kinder Program when your child is eligible.  Kindergarten applications are open from February of the year before a child intends to attend kindergarten, first round offers are made in June-July each year.

For more information about the Darebin Kindergarten Centralised Waitlist please visit or contact the Waitlist office via email [email protected]

If you have any questions about this process please contact us by email or phone.  We are here to help at every step of the way.



Meet the Clifton Street team

A tour of Clifton Street CC will allow you to meet some of our highly dedicated educators, learn about our philosophy, get to see and feel what the centre is like and watch educators and children interacting. Tours run for approximately 30 minutes and are by appointment. 

Please contact the centre on 03 9486 3299 to book in your tour. Alternatively, please email [email protected].



2019 FEES – $122 PER DAY

We aim to keep our fees affordable. As of January 2019, our fees are $122 per day. Our fees are reviewed by the Committee of Management in accordance with educator wages and other costs associates with providing high quality early years education and care. Families will be given notice and reasoning before any fee increase takes effect.

Prior to commencing at the service please contact Centrelink to determine whether your family is eligible to receive the Childcare Subsidy (CCS), these entitlements may reduce your child’s fees. For more information please visit the MyGov website run by the Australian Government. They have a range of fact sheets with information on childcare as well as all available fee assistance that you may be eligible for. You can access further information here.  

We have been incredibly lucky to have our three children at Clifton Street over the last five years. The team of educators are just wonderful; their warmth, creativity and dedication to the children has made us all feel like part of the Clifton Street family. We’ve also been impressed with the professionalism of the management team, who listen to community feedback and make sure the centre is a great place for all families.
— Toby Russo - 2019