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Kindergarten registration

Find out about the kindergarten registration process, age requirements and what community delivered kindergartens are in Bayside.

Kindergarten central registration for 2020 will open on the 1 April 2019

Early years open weekend 30 and 31 March  2019

Kindergarten and preschool programs for 3 and 4-year-old children in Bayside include community delivered sessional services, long day care services and early learning centres (usually within a school setting). Kindergarten programs for 4-year-old children are funded and regulated by the Victorian State Government.

Age requirement and Kindergarten readiness

Children enrolling for a 3-year-old program must turn 3 by the 30 April of the year they attend. (Due to staff:child regulations based on age, a child cannot commence at the service until they have turned 3 years old.)

Enrol for 2019 - Turn 3 by 30 Apr 2016

Enrol for 2020 - Turn 3 by 30 Apr 2017

Enrol for 2021 - Turn 3 by 30 Apr 2018

Children enrolling for a 4-year-old program must turn 4 by the 30 April of the year they attend.

Enrol for 2019 - Turn 4 by 30 Apr 2015

Enrol for 2020 - Turn 4 by 30 Apr 2016

Enrol for 2021 - Turn 4 by 30 Apr 2017

Are you unsure if your child is ready for kindergarten?

See events for Kindergarten and School Readiness.

Find out about tips on how to gauge if your child is ready for kindergarten.

Register your child for 2019 enrolment

Contact Family Services (03) 9599 4755 to discuss which kindergartens may still have vacancies and can be applied for.

Register your child for kindergarten in 2019

Kindergarten portal

Once you've registered you will receive login details to the kindergarten portal within 2-3 business days. With this you can:

  • change your preferences before offers are made
  • accept or decline offers
  • cancel your application

Login to the kindergarten portal

If you want to update your contact details and addresses, please contact Family Services on (03) 9599 4755.

What are my community delivered kindergarten options?

The kindergartens below are part of our registration service. Each service has its own timetable with some offering extended hours of care.