How to apply


We accept applications for our services all year round. All applications are added to our waitlist and places are offered when they become available.


  • Enquire online
    Complete our online enquiry form and one of our team will get back to you

  • Call us
    Call us on 03 5881 2394 to discuss our waitlist and vacancies

  • Pop in
    Waitlist application forms are available from the Deniliquin Children's Centre office - see map


Once you have applied to join our waitlist, we will organise a tour for your family. 



Enrolment and orientation

If you are on our waitlist, you will be offered a place when it becomes available.
For Preschool enrolments, this happens in August each year for enrolments for the following year.

To accept your offered place, the family completes the enrolment form. This includes supplying a birth certificate, immunisation statement, any court orders and management of medical condition form (where applicable).

An orientation for the child and family will then be organised together with a start date and time. 
For Preschool, this may be a group orientation.


Priority of access

We aim to ensure access to our services is fair for all children.
Child Care places (Mobile 0-3 years and Childcare)


As a non profit organisation which receives childcare subsidy from the Commonwealth Government, we abide by the priority of access guidelines set by the  Department of Education and Training for the provision of Child Care Subsidy under Family Assistance Law:


The Deniliquin Children’s Centre prioritises the enrolment of children who are:

  • at risk of serious abuse or neglect

  • a child of a sole parent who satisfies, or parents who both satisfy, the activity test through paid employment.

Preschool places (Preschool & Mobile 4 and 5 year olds and equity 3 year olds)

Under the NSW Government Start Strong Funding Guidelines the Deniliquin Children’s Centre gives equal priority of access to:

  • Year before school - 4/5 -must have turned 4 by the 1st of February the year they are due to commence preschool

  • Young 4’s- must turn 4 between the 1st of February and the 31st July of the year they are commencing preschool.

  • 3’s- must have turned 3 between the 1st of august the year prior to attending preschool and the 31st January the year of commencing preschool and from low income and Aboriginal families

  • children with English Language needs

  • children with disability and additional needs

  • children who are at risk of significant harm (from a child protection perspective).


Children in the year before school will have priority over other age groups for Preschool places for a minimum of two days with highest priority given to children closest to school entry by age.  Each child in this age group will receive a minimum of two days preschool before consideration of additional days. Younger children will then be offered a place.


In addition, priority of access for the Mobile service is given to children residing in the vicinity of the venue before any other child that resides outside the Government area.


2021 Fees (from 1 July, 2021)

Fees vary due to the age of the child and the funding that is available for that service. Fees may change during the year, but families will be notified at least 14 days in advance of any change.

Centre-based Preschool - Core hours 8.15am - 3.45pm
Centre-based After Preschool Care
Mobile Preschool
Child Care

Child Care subsidy applies, based on family income and activity level. Families only pay the gap.

Centre-based Child Care - 10 hour day including meals
Mobile Child Care
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