Where is funded kindergarten offered?
Funded kindergarten is offered in stand-alone community kindergartens (during school terms), child care centres, children's centres and early learning centres.
Eligible children can receive a funding subsidy for 15 hours per week for four-year-olds and 5-15 hours per week for three-year-olds.
View our map to find participating sessional kindergartens in Kingston.
Is my child eligible?
Children who turn three or four before 30 April in the year they attend are eligible for kindergarten.
For example, children who are born between 1 May 2019 and 30 April 2020 will be eligible to start funded kindergarten in 2023.
How are registrations prioritised?
Children are prioritised based on the Victorian Government’s Kindergarten Funding Guidelines and each child’s residential proximity and prior connection to the service of preference.
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 are:
- Round 1: 25-29 July 2022
- Round 2: 8-12 August 2022
- Round 3: 22-26 August 2022
What if I don't get my first group preference?
- stay on the waiting list until there is a vacancy
- accept the offer and remain on the waiting list for a place at your preferred group.
What is the No Jab No Play Policy?
All children enrolling in early childhood education and care services (including kindergartens) need to be immunised or have an approved exemption. You will be asked to provide your child's vaccination records to meet these requirements.