YES! The Committee of Management and Educators have again voted Yes to offer Free Kinder in 2024, an initiative announced by the Victorian Government mid 2022. If you have any questions please contact our Enrolments Officer email@example.com with any questions about Fees and/or Free Kinder.
Children are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten if they turn three before the 30th of April. However, children need to be three years of age before they can attend the Kindergarten. There is significant research that advocates that a child born between January and April have their Kindergarten start age deferred.
This is an important decision for parents to make and we invite you to contact the kinder and speak with our educators to discuss your child’s individual circumstances.
The government funds two years of kindergarten in the years before they begin school.
There is a very strict criteria for a child to access an additional year of funding requiring delays in two areas.
A second year of funding cannot be accessed for three year old kindergarten. The Department requires the kindergarten to submit the name of each child who has accessed their funding by March. Therefore once funding is allocated a child has two years of Kindergarten and then begins school.
Enrolment and commencement to Kindergarten is therefore also a decision about the age a child begins school.
As we are a sessional kinder with government funding families are unable to claim CCS.
Your child is only able to access funding at one centre. As we only offer funded places your child is unable to access a funded place at another service, however, you may be able to enroll your child in a full fee place at another service.
All of our groups have a ratio of 1 educator to 11 children.
We have 22 places in each of our groups.
We offer a play based emergent program based on the children interests.
During the session your child will engage in indoor and outdoor play experiences, group time activities including music and movement, inquiry learning and stories. They will also have a snack and lunch routine.
YES - In 2024 we are offering additional hours to our timetable for our 4 Year Old program.
Please see our TIMETABLE for details
No as we have limited space available and only offering to the children in the groups mentionedin our TIMETABLE.
No, your child will not be disadvantaged if they do not enroll in After Hours Care program.
Our After Hours Care program is similar to an Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) program run at primary schools and is for families who are needing extended pick up time.
Yes flexible pick up time ONLY during our After Hours Care program and ONLY for those enrolled in the program for the term.