Waiting list Application

Please make payable to FPCC a cheque or money order for $50. This is a non-refundable administration fee and does not guarantee the offer of a place.

Download Waiting List Application Form Download Childrens Centre Information

Waiting list Priorities Letter

We aim to treat all prospective parents to the Centre with integrity and respect, so below we have provided answers to a range of your most commonly asked questions.

Download Waiting List Priorities Letter Download Kinder Information

Hours

Our opening hours are 7.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Holidays

Closed Public Holidays and for two non contact days per year. We are also closed for approximately two weeks at the end of year until mid January.

Tours

Tours are conducted Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11.00am. Call between 9.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Friday, to book a tour or email to info@fpcc.net.au

Fees

$128 per day or $619 per week for a full time place. Fees reviewed annually.
Fees include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and snack. Children bring nappies from home if required.

Bond

As part of the enrolment process a bond of $1,000 is required. Please see below Terms and Conditions document for further details. Terms & Conditions – view & download here.

Immunisation History Statement

An Immunisation History Statement from medicare is required in order for enrolment to progress. Please see Terms & Conditions document for further details.

Auspiced by Melbourne City Council

Melbourne City Council has been supporting the Centre since 1943 and provides the buildings and grounds maintenance as well as planning and environmental advice.

How To Apply

All parents are entitled to apply for a place at Fawkner Park Children’s Centre. Here you will find a waiting list application form as well as a letter that outlines the Centre’s waiting list priorities and some frequently asked questions. Download the “Waiting list application form” and “Waiting list priorities letter.”

To join the waiting list you will need to download the waiting list application form and return it to us by post with a non-refundable fee of $50. The fee is payable by cheque or money order. Please note credit card payments cannot be accepted. As stated on the form this payment does not guarantee a place but puts you on the waiting list.

The waiting list gives first priority to families who live and work in the City of Melbourne, South Yarra precinct. More details are included in the waiting list letter which can be found above.

Childcare fees government assistance
Fawkner Park Children’s Centre is a registered child care service and eligible families can apply to receive Federal Government child care fee assistance.

The Child Care Benefit (CCB) payment is income tested and paid directly to the approved child care service to reduce the child care fees that eligible families pay.

The Child Care Rebate (CCR) payment helps families cover the out-of-pocket costs of child care and it is not income tested. Even if your family income is too high for you to receive the Child Care Benefit, you may be eligible for the Child Care Rebate. It covers up to 50 per cent of out-of-pocket costs, up to $7,500 per child, per financial year. The rebate cap will increase to $10,000 from 1st July, 2018.

You may choose to receive the Child Care Rebate either directly to your bank account, or through your child care service provider as a fee reduction.

Please visit mychild.gov.au for further information about CCB and CCR.

You can apply for the Child Care Benefit online or in person through Centrelink. To apply online, visit the Department of Human Services website.

Immunisation
The “No Jab, No Play” Victorian State Government legislation requires all children to be fully immunised for their age at the time of enrolment in child care.

To accept a formal offer of child care at Fawkner Park Children’s Centre, you must provide a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. Immunisation History Statements can be obtained by contacting Medicare:

FAQ

How do I apply for a place?
Fill in an application form and return it to us by post with a non-refundable fee of $50. This does not guarantee a place but puts you on the waiting list. The fee is payable by cheque or money order. Please note credit card payments cannot be accepted. As stated on the form this payment does not guarantee a place but puts you on the waiting list. The form may also be dropped in personally to the office between the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm (Monday to Friday).

How long is the waiting list?
The Centre has a big waiting list and waiting times are unknown. As stated on the waiting list form, there is no guarantee of a place. Enrolments are usually offered towards the end of the current year for commencement in mid January the following year. Mid year offers are not common as a result.

Who gets preference?
We have strict and detailed criteria about who gets preference when places become available (see the waiting list priorities letter).

Will I be notified of my progress on the waiting list?
Due to the large number of families on the waiting list only those families who the Centre is able to make an offer to will be contacted by us. You are welcome however to contact us for an update on your waiting list application. A good time to do so is around the month of September so that we can update your care requirements in case we are able to offer you an enrolment. The best way to contact us is by email info@fpcc.net.au