Waiting List

There is a very high demand for high quality early childhood education and care within the City of Boroondara area. As a result MPECC maintains consistently high occupancy and very lengthy waiting list of families wanting to enrol their child within the service.

MPECC uses a waitiling list procedure to fairly and equitably offer available enrolment places to families. Minifie Park uses an online waitlist platform, this is available from MyWaitlist. An administration fee of $70.00 applies.

Please be advised: MPECC currently has no avaiable vacancies. There is a large demand to access our service. We advise that average waiting periods once entered on to the waiting list are 18-24 months, and can sometimes exceed this timeframe. If you require child care before this time, we would advise you to enquire at other child care services.

Priority of access:

The Australian Government has “Priority of Access Guidelines”, which services must follow, for allocating places where there are more families requiring care than places available.

Priority 1:         a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect

Priority 2:         a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy the                                          work/training/study test under Section 14 of the ‘A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999

Priority 3:         any other child

Within these main categories, priority should also be given to the following children:

A child care service may require a Priority 3 child to vacate a place to make room for a child with a higher priority. This will only occur under very rare and exceptional circumstances.