Enrolling at a Great Start Early Learning Centre
We would love to find your child a place at our centre. A centre tour is a great way for you and your child to meet the educators, understand our curriculum and learning programs and see our environment first hand.
How to enrol your child in a Great Start Learning Centre
In order to enrol your child in a Great Start Early Learning Centre, you will need to register with My Family Lounge, a parent portal providing access for parents to view published observations, photos and stories as well as manage their waitlist and enrolments. When a vacancy arises, you will be contacted by the Centre Director with an offer of placement. When an offer for placement is made to you, please accept the enrolment and complete the online enrolment form and direct debit authorisation form.
Note: Before applying for a placement at the centre, it is important that you have read and agree to abide by the Enrolment Terms and Conditions, Centre Policies and Procedures.
Register For My Family Lounge
For NEW families to the Centre who have an EXISTING My Family Lounge account (from the Great Start Early Learning Centre or another organisation), skip the registration process and go to the next step.
For NEW families to this centre who have not used My Family Lounge and therefore do not have an existing account, Click on the REGISTER button on the right. You will be taken through to a registration process to create your My Family Lounge account.
The email address you enter will be the user name and also the email address from which you receive correspondence going forward.
During the registration process, you will be sent an email from My Family Lounge. Once you receive this email, click the ‘Complete Registration’ button to enter a password and also review and agree to the terms and conditions of enrolment. On completion of My Family Lounge registration, enter QK Enrol to add your contact information.
Add Your Child To The Waitlist
If there are no vacancies at the centre, please complete the waitlisting form using the QK Enrol portal. We regularly review the waitlist and we will contact you if a place becomes available.
In the My Family Lounge, enter QK Enrol, press ‘Add Child’ under the ‘Child’ section. Search and select our centre. Add in your child details and answer the waitlist questions. Press Save.
Add Your Booking Request To The Waitlist
Enter QK Enrol in the My Family Lounge. Under Booking Requests, click ‘New Request’ and the ‘Add Waitlist Details’ screen will appear. Follows steps and press save to add child’s name to centre waitlist. The centre will be in contact once a position is available.
Enrolling - Accepting Offer
Once you are offered a place at the centre via QK Enrol, you will complete an Enrolment Form and Complying Written Arrangement (CWA) for each child. In the Complying Written Arrangement you will need to elect the session duration most appropriate for your family. We will contact you to arrange suitable times for you and your child to undertake orientation at the centre.
To finalise the enrolment an initial fee must be paid. The initial fee is calculated as the greater of amounts: $100 or two weeks fees. Your centre director will advise the initial fee amount. On your child’s commencement, the initial fee amount will be credited to your account and offset against the amount due for the two weeks fees due in advance. Please note, if your child does not commence as booked, the initial fee is non-refundable.
We’ve made payment easy for you and have direct debit implemented via bank account or credit card on a weekly basis. A direct debit authority form is required to be completed and signed upon enrolment. Please complete a new form if any of your information changes.
The information you need to have available for enrolment form includes:
- Customer Reference Number (CRN) for your child
- CRN for parents
- Contact details for emergency contacts and adults who will also be collecting children from centre (Names, Address, and Telephone numbers). Please note you are required to have a minimum of two people as authorised nominees
- Employer’s name, address and telephone number (both parents)
- Doctors name, address and telephone number
- Medicare Details
- Private Health and Ambulance Insurance Details (if applicable)
- Court Orders
- Medical Conditions and Illnesses
- Immunisation History Statement