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 30th 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.

If your child was born during

Your child is eligible to attend kindergarten in:

1 May 2011–30 April 2013

2017

1 May 2012–30 April 2014

2018

1 May 2013–30 April 2015

2019

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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