What is the process for applying to enrol my child(ren) at ECCC?

We highly recommend a personal tour of ECCC with our Centre Director to experience first hand what ECCC has to offer and whether it is the right community for your child(ren) to be part of in their learning journey. Then an enrolment application needs to be submitted in order to go onto the waiting list.

When can my child begin at the centre?

ECCC has an annual intake mid January of each year. The Centre Director will confirm successful applicants of their enrolment from November of the previous year. At other times of the year, vacancies are very limited, but should some become available, those families on the waiting list will be contacted by the Centre Director.

How do I apply to be on the waiting list?

Complete an enrolment form and forward to the Centre Director via email or mail.

Is there a multi child discount offered?

No, as a not for profit centre, we manage a very strict budget and confidently offer a value for money service. Therefore no family or multi child discounts are offered.

What is Child Care Benefit (CCB)?

A payment made by the Australian Government to families to assist with the cost of child care. For more information visit MyChild website.

What is Child Care Rebate (CCR)?

A payment made by the Australian Government to assist eligible working families with the out-of-pocket cost of child care. CCR is calculated based on the gap between the fees charged by the child care service and the CCB paid in respect of fee relief. Families who satisfy the work/training/study test requirements may be entitled to receive CCR for 50% of all out-of-pocket costs up to an annual cap. For more information visit MyChild website.

What is approved care?

Approved child care is child care that has been approved by the Australian Government for CCB purposes because it meets certain standards and requirements. ECCC offers approved care & therefore families can apply & receive CCB from the Australian Government. For more information visit MyChild website.

How do I apply to receive the CCB & CCR payments from the Australian Government?

You can apply to receive both these payments from the Australian Government either online through the Department of Human Services or at Centrelink office.

For more information on both CCB & CCR, please visit the following websites.

Childcare Benefit (CCB)

Childcare Rebate (CCR)

Claiming Childcare Rebate (CCR)

What is Long day care?

This is a centre-based form of child care service. Long day care services provide quality all day or part-time care for children of working families and the general community.

What is meant by Service?

Child care services are approved by the Australian Government to receive CCB on behalf of families. Most long day care, family day care, outside school hours care, vacation care services and some in-home care and occasional care services are approved child care services.

What is kindergarten education in Victoria?

Young children may be involved in a range of formal and informal experiences such as playgroup, family day care, occasional care and childcare. Kindergarten is often the first step into a more formal learning environment for your child. In Victoria, kindergarten has traditionally been the year prior to school entry. Over recent years kindergarten has included one year of funded kindergarten (the year prior to school entry) and an unfunded year (often referred to as three-year-old kindergarten).

Does ECCC offer a Government funded kindergarten program?

Yes, we have a qualified kinder teacher supported by Government funding that provides a comprehensive program for children in the kinder room.