Enrolment & fees

Enrolment & fees

Give your child the best start to their learning journey at one of Council’s eight kindergartens in the Macedon Ranges. All of our kindergartens offer government-funded four year old kindergarten programs, and three year old activity groups.

Register by 30 June to win!

All registrations received by 30 June this year will go in the draw to win a kindergarten-ready pack valued at over $150.   

There are limited places available at our kindergartens. For the best chance of being offered a place, you need to register by 30 June the year before your child starts kindergarten. Late registrations will be accepted, but those received by 30 June are given priority in the allocation of places.

Not sure if your child is ready? Register them anyway and defer your place at no cost if you decide to wait another year.  

Fees

  • Registration fee: $28 per child. Eligible health care card holders for four year old kindergarten are exempt from the registration fee.
  • Four year old kindergarten: $325 per term (15 hours a week), or free for families with a current health care card. This is a government-funded program.*
  • Three year old programs: $225 per term (2.5 hours a week).

*In Victoria, children cannot attend more than one government-funded kindergarten program at the same time. 

Eligibility

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

Forms

Four year old kindergarten

Three year old programs

Supporting documentation

Council requires the following information to process the application

  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate (if the birth certificate is unavailable, a copy of another official document such as an immunisation record or passport will be accepted.)
  • $28 registration fee

No Jab, No Play

The No Jab No Play legislation came into effect on 1 January 2016. Under this legislation, children will be required to have their immunisations up-to-date or have an approved exemption in order to commence kindergarten.

For further information, please visit the Health website

Our enrolment policy

Our central enrolment system allocates places according to our Enrolment Policy (PDF, 6MB). 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. First round offers are mailed to families during September.

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