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Four Year Old Sessional Kindergarten Central Registration

Registrations for four year old sessional kindergarten in 2021 are now open

Allocation rounds for the 2021 kindergarten year will be held 7-10 July 2020, 28-31 July 2020 and 18-21 August 2020.

The Central Registration Scheme for Funded Kindergarten is administered by the City of Kingston on behalf of participating stand-alone sessional kindergarten services that are operated by volunteer committees and early years managers in Kingston.

View a list of participating kindergartens or find out more about kindergarten open days at mycommunitylife.com.au.

Submit a four year old sessional kindergarten registration form online.

A non refundable fee of $25 is required with each registration. There is no charge for current Health Care Card or Pensioner Card Holders.

Four year old sessional kindergarten registrations are prioritised based on the Victorian State Government's Kindergarten Guidelines and the child's residential proximity and prior connection to the service of their first preference. Over recent years 97% of families received an offer at their kindergarten of choice.

To find out more about how registrations are prioritised and allocated please check out the parent information or the detailed Policy

To apply in person email us and we'll send you a printable form.

This central registration process applies to four year old sessional kindergarten only, however kindergarten services also deliver three year old sessional kindergarten. To find out more about three year old sessional kindergarten and how these applications are prioritised and allocated, please contact the kindergarten directly.

To find a kindergarten close to your home please click on the 'near me' link below.

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Frequently asked questions


What is the registration process?

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Visit the kindergarten services and decide on the kindergarten that best meets your needs Complete a Registration Form Submit your Registration Form online or in person from 1 May in the year prior to your child attending four year old kindergarten Allocations begin mid July. If you receive an offer you must contact the kindergarten within five working days to confirm your place.


What if my circumstances change?

 If your circumstances change and you need to amend the details on your registration form please complete a Change of Registration Form.



Where is four year old kindergarten offered?

Four year old kindergarten is offered to eligible children for a minimum of 15 hours per week (during the school terms) in stand-alone community kindergartens, child care centres, children's centres and schools.  They are managed by volunteer parent committees, Early Years Managers, schools and private providers.  To find out more about other great kindergarten options in Kingston see our Early Years Education and Care Options.



Is my child eligible?

To be eligible for four year old kindergarten children must be four years of age or older by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten.



How much does it cost?

Most kindergarten program fees are partly paid for by the Victorian Government directly to the kindergarten. Contact the kindergarten directly to find out what their fees are.

Some children are eligible for a Kindergarten Fee Subsidy which allows children to access up to 15 hours of funded kindergarten for free or at a low cost. You can contact us or the kindergarten directly for more information.



Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten provides up to 15 hours of free or low cost kindergarten to eligible three year old children where the programs are offered by a qualified teacher.  You can contact us or the kindergarten for more information.



What is the No Jab No Play Policy?

All children enrolling in early childhood education and care services (including kindergartens) will need to be up to date with their immunisation or have an approved exemption. Under this legislation you will be asked by the kindergarten to provide your child's vaccination records to meet these new requirements.



Contact us

For more information about the enrolment processes or to provide us with feedback regarding the enrolment application forms please contact the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Officer on 9581 4851 or email.