Enrolment & fees

Enrolment & fees

Registration

You are required to complete a registration form and provide proof of your child’s date of birth (birth certificate) by 30 June the previous year of your child starting kindergarten. NOTE: Late enrolments will be accepted but the child may not be included in the first round of offers.

A separate form must be completed for each child. Enrolments will be allocated in accordance with Council's Early Years Enrolment Policy.  All registrations must be submitted with a non-refundable registration fee of $28. Eligible health care card holders for four year old kinder are exempt from the registration fee. A fee subsidy is available for 4 year old applications (a photocopy of the current health care card must be presented with the registration form).

Children who attended a three year old pre-kinder program must complete a new registration form for four year old kinder.

Four year old registration forms:

Three year old registration forms:

 

When should my child start kindergarten?

Children are eligible for a state-funded year of kindergarten in the year before they go to school. Your child must be four years of age by 30 April in the year that they are to attend kindergarten.

Four year old kindergarten:

Year born:

Eligible:

1 May 2013–30 April 2014 2018
1 May 2014–30 April 2015
2019
1 May 2015–30 April 2016 2020
1 May 2016–30 April 2017 2021

 

 

Three year old programs:

Year born:

Eligible:

1 May 2014–30 April 2015 2018
1 May 2015–30 April 2016 2019
1 May 2016–30 April 2017 2020
1 May 2017–30 April 2018 2021

Accepted proof of age documents

  • Birth certificate
  • Extract of birth
  • Passport
  • Immunisation history from Australian Immunisation Register (AIRC)
  • Statutory declaration

 Fees

Kindergarten (four year old program)      

$325 per term

15 hours per week. 
Please note that kindergarten is free for families with a current health care card.

Pre-Kinder (three year old program)

$225 per term

2.5 hours per week

Allocation of places

First round offers will be mailed to families by September. You must respond to a first round offer within 14 days to confirm whether you wish to accept the place or would rather wait for a place in another kindergarten or group. Failure to respond may result in the offer being cancelled.

Our central enrolment system allocates places according to Council’s policy. We will endeavour to place your child at the kindergarten you have chosen.

If your first choice kindergarten is full, your second and third choices will be explored and every attempt will be made to place your child at one of these centres. Where no second and third preferences are chosen your child will remain on the central waiting list until all children with second and third choices are placed.

Please refer to our Enrolment Policy (PDF, 6MB) for more details

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