Enrol in an early learning service

Some services allow children to enrol at any time, others have a waiting list.

Plan ahead and start thinking early about a service that’s right for your family.

To enrol, you may be asked to provide:

  • proof of date of birth: birth-certificate or visa
  • your child’s full name and address
  • details about the child’s parents, carers or guardians
  • details of any court orders, parenting orders or parenting plans
  • details of any special considerations; for example,  cultural or religious considerations, dietary requirements, health needs or other needs
  • details of your child’s cultural background, language spoken at home
  • health and immunisation status
  • details of the people allowed to pick up your child and who to notify in an emergency
  • any Australian Government Health Care Card, Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card, or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  • Centrelink status and Customer Reference Number (CRN) for your child if you are claiming the Child Care Subsidy.

If you have any difficulties providing this information, discuss this with your local service.

Published — 11 April 2019 Last updated — 11 April 2019

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