Children are placed in a room according to their year of birth, and we have separate waitlists for each year.  Unfortunately, the Centre usually has a waiting list for each age group, and some families may be on the waitlist for some time before a place can be allocated.

We are never able to guarantee a place in advance and we recommend that parents place their child’s name on other waiting lists in case a place is not offered at the time required.

When children are accepted into the centre they will be allocated a room according to birth date. The centre aims for the birth date range for each room to be no greater than 12 months from the youngest to the eldest.

The birth date range in each room will be from 1st January to 31st December.  Children are eligible for their preschool funded year if they turn 4 years of age by 30 April. Research and analysis completed at WECC has established that a significant number of children born in the January-May period will hold off for school entry a further year.

Our researched recommendation is that once securing a position at WECC, your child continues with that group commencing and completing each year together.

We encourage children to move through the rooms in sequence; allowing children the ability to form strong social relationships with their peers and to be given the opportunity to grow and develop in an environment they feel secure in.

We are guided by the National Early Years Learning Framework for Australia which states:

“Belonging – knowing where and with whom you belong- is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges children’s interdependence with others and the basis of relationships in defining identities. In early childhood, and throughout life relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become.”

Waitlist Application Form
Application Only

  1. This is an application only and does not guarantee enrolment
  2. Please submit an application for each child you wish to place onto the waitlist
  3. Applications are submitted through “My Family Lounge”.  Please refer below for instructions on how to register.

Administration Fee

  1. To finalise your application, a $20 Administration Fee per child is required.
  2. You will be directed to a payment page once you submit your application on My Family Lounge

Centre Update

You remain on our waitlist indefinitely, provided you return update phone calls/emails and inform the centre of any change in contact details.

Please note that when placing your child in Wattletree Early Childhood Centre, we will continue to provide care up to and including 4 year old Kindergarten. We have 5 rooms at our service and we encourage children to move through the rooms in order of sequence. We strongly discourage children skipping rooms so please take into account when placing your child in our centre you are satisfied with the age they will commence school. Children are eligible for their preschool funded year if they turn 4 years of age by the 30th of April, this is our room 5.

Registering for My Family Lounge in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1
  1. For Families who currently attend the service and are NEW to My Family Lounge – Please contact WECC to receive your unique login
  2. For Families who do not currently attend the service – Please complete the Parent Sign-In below and click on “Register”
  3. Once you have created a My Family Lounge account, please proceed to Step 2
Step 2
  1. To submit a Waitlist Application, sign into your My Family Lounge account and tell us about you, your child and what bookings you are after so we can help you out
  2. You will then be directed to pay the non-refundable $20 Administration Fee
  3. You can update your waitlist application at any time by signing into your My Family Lounge account.
Step 3
  1. Following submission of your application, we will contact you when we have a place available for your child.  We will then email you an Offer to accept.
  2. Upon accepting the Offer, you will be required to complete and submit your child’s Enrolment form online to confirm your child’s place and pay a Bond through My Family Lounge

Easy as 1…2…3

Visit myfamilylounge.com.au to see how this amazing parent portal will benefit you and step by step videos on how to use it.


Please see our policies below for more information:

Waitlist Application

To submit an application to our waitlist, please complete the online form using the My Family Lounge login on this page, along with payment of the administration fee.