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Kindergarten registration

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

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

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

*Please note that the formal registration period has closed. You can still register however the application will  not be processed until the third round of offers. 

Register your child

Kindergarten portal

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.

Login to the kindergarten portal

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.