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.
Children enrolling for a 3-year-old program must have turned 3 by the 31 January in the year they attend.
Children enrolling for a 4-year-old program must turn 4 by the 30 April of the year they attend.
Are you unsure if your child is ready for kindergarten? Find out tips on how to gauge if your child is ready for kindergarten.
Register your child for 2019
Once you've registered you will receive login details to a kindergarten portal within 2-3 business days. With this you can:
- change your preferences
- accept or decline offers
- cancel your application.
If you want to update your contact details and addresses, please contact Family Services on (03) 9599 4755.
Register your child for 2018 enrolment
Contact Family Services (03) 9599 4755 to discuss which kindergartens may still have vacancies and can be applied for.
When is my child old enough to attend?
|If your child was born||Can attend 3yo||Can attend 4yo|
|1 May 2013 - 30 Apr 2014||2018|
|1 Feb 2014 - 31 Jan 2015||2018|
|1 May 2014 - 30 Apr 2015||2019|
|1 Feb 2015 - 31 Jan 2016||2019|
|1 May 2015 - 30 Apr 2016||2020|
|1 Feb 2016 - 31 Jan 2017||2020|
|1 May 2016 - 30 Apr 2017||2021|
|1 Feb 2017 - 31 Jan 2018||2021|
In exceptional circumstances, a child who turns 3 between February and April of the year they wish to attend may be considered for a place. This is only if a vacancy remains after the conclusion of the central registration process and they cannot commence until they have turned 3.
Contact Family Services on (03) 9599 4755 to discuss your options and eligibility.
What is 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.
- Beaumaris 3-year-old Kindergarten
- Black Rock Preschool
- Brighton Baptist Kindergarten
- East Beaumaris Kindergarten
- Gordon Street Preschool
- Grange Road Kindergarten
- Hampton Community Kindergarten
- Helen Paul Kindergarten
- Hurlingham Preschool
- Jack and Jill Kindergarten
- Livingston Kindergarten
- Nagle Preschool
- North Brighton Kindergarten
- Olive Phillips Kindergarten
- Olympic Avenue Kindergarten
- St John's Kindergarten
- St Mary's Preschool
- St Peter's Preschool