What is the kindergarten central registration scheme?
Council facilitates an equitable and transparent registration and allocation process for families to access community operated sessional kindergarten in their local area. Families can nominate three kindergarten group options and participate in the allocation process.
View our map to find participating sessional kindergartens in Kingston.
How are registrations prioritised?
Children are prioritised based on the Victorian Government’s Kindergarten Funding Guidelines and the child’s residential proximity and prior connection to the first option group.
When can I submit my registration form?
Registrations open each year on 1 May for kindergarten in the following year. For example, if your child is eligible to commence kindergarten in 2025 you can submit your registration from 1 May 2024.
Registration received before 30 June will be included in the first allocation round.
When are places allocated?
There are three formal allocation rounds held in July and August in the year before your child attends kindergarten. To be included in the first allocation round, submit your registration by 30 June.
Allocation rounds for kindergarten in 2025:
- 29 July - 2 August 2024
- 12 - 16 August 2024
- 26 - 30 August 2024
Ad hoc allocations are made all year round where there are vacancies.
What if I don't get my first group or kindergarten option?
- stay on the wait list until there is a vacancy
- accept an offer for a different group or kindergarten and remain on the wait list for a place at your preferred kindergarten or group
Registration doesn’t guarantee a kindergarten placement.
How do I change my kindergarten group options?
You can change your kindergarten group preference at any time by submitting your information using our online form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.