Application for Childcare

Please use our Application for Childcare to apply for childcare with us.  You can apply for either Early Education Centres or Family Day Care or both.

Do not apply for childcare with us until after the birth of your child.  We cannot accept applications for an unborn child.

Council has been providing early education and care services to the local community for more than 40 years. Our services and programs are industry leading, receiving recognition for their high quality. Our Family Day Care program and Dianella Street Early Education Centre in Caringbah were both state finalists in the 2015 Australian Family Early Education & Care Awards. Many of our Educators were also nominated in the awards by families who use their service.  

Before applying

Read our frequently asked questions and Terms and Conditions before you apply.  These have been prepared to give you an understanding of how the childcare application process works at council.  Importantly they also contain information about Australian Government requirements for priority placements of children which we must adhere to.  Before applying it is better if you know what priority level your child and your family fall into.  

Find out more about our Early Education Centres 

View our Family Day Care Educator profiles 

Application fee

A $15 administration fee applies for applications. Please note this fee is non-refundable. We cannot process any applications until the payment is received. Payment options are explained on our application page.

Please contact our team on 9710 0466 should you have any queries regarding your application.

Apply for childcare

Making changes to existing applications

Please contact our Children's Services team by email at and we will make your relevant changes to our database.  This includes if you need to:

  • update your contact details
  • change your care preferences
  • alter the date your care is required
  • alter the days you require care for 

Our team is available on phone 9710 0466 if you have any queries regarding changes to an existing application. 


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More information

Policies and documents

Childcare Application Terms and Conditions Early Education Centre fees Family Day Care Fees


Childcare application Change my booking (existing customers only)


Enquiries can be directed to Children's Services on 9710 0466 or


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