It is very important to consider when your child is likely to gain the most benefit from starting school, as this will help you determine when your child's kindergarten experience should commence.
Once a child starts 3-year-old kinder, their education journey has commenced with an expectation of moving into 4-year-old kinder the following year and then school the year after.
Although every child's development is unique, observation and research suggest that children who turn 3 between January and April can benefit significantly from waiting a year and starting kinder the year they turn 4.
You know your child best. However, to help make an informed decision about when to start your child's education journey, you can:
There are other options to consider if you decide to wait a year. Playgroup, occasional care and family day care are available in the Bayside area and provide opportunities to develop your child's readiness for kinder.
Please contact Family Services on (03) 9599 4755.