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Kindergarten and Child Care Enrolments

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Here at Golden Plains Shire Council we are committed to providing high quality children's services that are responsive to the needs of families and reflect the diverse communities in which we live.

As part of our ongoing commitment to improvement we have implemented an online waitlist management service.  

All waitlist enquiries for the following services are now managed through My Family Lounge (MFL).

  • Bannockburn Childrens' Service (Long day care & Kindergarten)
  • Inverleigh Kindergarten
  • Inverleigh Occasional Caremy-family-logo.png
  • Meredith Kindergarten
  • Rokewood Kindergarten
  • Teesdale Kindergarten

It's easy to enrol, simply follow the 3 steps below to create your account and manage your waitlist request.  

Current Families:

Please log into your My Family Lounge account and use the 'Edit' button next to your current booking to make any alterations to your child's enrolment.

New Families:

Do you already have a My Family Lounge account with another provider?  If so, please login below to link your current account to our database.

Register for My Family Lounge in three easy steps:

Step 1

For NEW families to My Family Lounge (MFL), click on the REGISTER button. You will then be taken through a registration process to create your My Family Lounge (MFL) account. 

Step 2

Log into your My Family Lounge (MFL) account and tell us about you, your child and your booking request.

Step 3

If you have requested an immediate booking, we will contact you within 48 hours and advise if a position is available for your child. If a position is available, you will receive an email with an offer of placement. You will need to accept this offer, then complete and submit an Enrolment form in the My Family Lounge (MFL) portal.

If you have registered for kindergarten or child care for a future year, we will be in contact with you as part of the annual enrolment process.

Easy as 1... 2... 3....



To view step by step videos on how to use this service visit the My Family Lounge webpage.

Family Day Care

Family Day Care is a home-based approved children's service operated by the Golden Plains Shire Council, provided for children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.  There are a number of Family Day Care Educators contracted by the Golden Plains Shire who are located throughout the region who provide care and education for children within their own homes.

For more information about the service or if you are interested in becoming an educator with the Golden Plains Shire Council, contact the Council's Early Years Team on 03 5220 7230 or 1300 363 036 or email:


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Administration of Medication

Enrolling & starting child care

Child Safe Environment

All About Kinder

Dealing with Infection Diseases

No Jab No Play
Determining Responsible Person

MyGov Login - Step by Step

Emergency and Evacuation


Enrolment and Orientation

My Child has Asthma

Excursions and Service Events

How-to-Guide & Troubleshooting

Inclusion and Equity


Interactions with Children


Nutrition and Active Play (including Food, Beverages and Dietary Requirements)


Participation of Volunteers and Students


Relaxation and Sleep


Road Safety and Safe Transport (Early Childhood Services)




Sun Protection


Supervision of Children


For more information regarding Australian Government financial assistance including Child Care Subsidy, please visit the My Child website:

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Page Last Updated:

Thursday, 4 April 2019 - 12:34pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.