If you are interested in enroling we recommend joining the Waiting List as soon as possible. There is no charge or fee to do this, simply complete the quick form below.
Como Children provides a Long Day Care service for ages 2 – 5 years, we cannot enrol children younger than 2 years, however you can add your child to the waiting list at any age.
We have a two-day per week minimum and our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5pm. Please note, we only offer full day sessions (not half days) and Public Holidays and absences are payable.
As we are a small centre (of 35 children) and we receive a lot of interest, it can sometimes take between 12 – 24 months to receive a place (as a rough guide). Our main intakes occur annually around January/February and families will be notified if they have received a place between by the end of December the year before.
Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee that your place will become available in line with your preferred start date or that we will be able to offer your preferred days (this will depend on availability at the time).
In most cases, we are not able to provide an indication of when your place will become available. Therefore, if you do not have flexibility with your start date or if you require care from a certain date you may wish to make an alternative arrangement.
When we have reached your child’s name on the waiting list we will contact you via phone or email (so please keep us updated if your contact details change) to discuss your requirements and to make a formal offer of enrolment.
Please submit all enrolment queries to our Administration Office:
(08) 9367 2185 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your interest!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I visit the centre first or arrange a tour?
For security reasons and for the well-being and privacy of children who are currently attending the centre, we are unable to offer individual tours. However, you will have the opportunity to attend an Open Evening at the centre prior to receiving an offer of enrolment. The Open Evenings are held every year around October/ November and provide an opportunity to view the centre and meet some of the educators. All families on the waiting list will receive an invitation to the Open Evening by email.
Can I put my baby down on the waiting list?
Yes, in fact we would recommend it! With such a long waiting list, now is the perfect time to apply. If you do not yet have a DOB please use your due date and ‘to be advised’ for the name if unsure.
What if the information I put on my waitlist application changes? Please inform us by email (email@example.com) and we will update your application. It is particularly important to let us know if your child develops any allergies, intolerances, medical or dietary requirements that were not noted in your application.
I need care now, are there are any other centres with spaces available?
There are often alternative care providers in the local area with vacancies available immediately. Please check via the Childcare Finder website; https://www.childcarefinder.gov.au/