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Enrolling for kindergarten is child’s play thanks to Kingston’s central enrolment system

4 May 2017

Applications are now open for 2018 four-year-old sessional kindergarten places in Kingston’s simple, easy-to-use central enrolment system.

Kingston Council offers one central enrolment point which covers 27 local kindergartens and ensures a fair allocation process based on a series of set criteria.

Parents can nominate their top three preferred kindergartens. Over the past three years 97 per cent of families received a place at their first choice kindergarten.

Applications for the 2018 first round allocation will be accepted from 1 May to 30 June, with all applications included regardless of the date they are received in this period.

Kingston Mayor David Eden said unlike some other areas, where parents had to rush to be the first applicant at several kindergartens, Kingston offered a simple one-step enrolment process for four-year-old sessional kindergarten enrolment.

“Places are prioritised based on a set of criteria including proximity and prior connection to the kindergarten,” Cr Eden said.

To be eligible for funded four-year-old sessional kindergarten children must turn four by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten.

Cr Eden said kindergarten gives children valuable opportunities to learn, make friends and develop skills in the year before they start school.

“Help your child prepare for schooling and gain valuable social skills by enrolling them in four-year-old sessional kindergarten to receive vital early years learning,” he said.

There are also many high quality full day kindergarten options across the Kingston municipality to meet the diverse needs of children and families.

For more information about early years enrolment options, or to complete an Enrolment Application Form, see kingston.vic.gov.au/kindergarten

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