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Kindergarten registration

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.

Bayside City Council manages a Central Registration service for sixteen community kindergartens (see below). To enrol at any of these kindergartens families must first submit a registration through Council's Central Registration service. 

On this page, register for kindergarten and find out about the Bayside Kindergarten Portal, kindergarten age requirements, Early Start Kindergarten funding and community delivered kindergartens participating in Bayside's Central Registration service.

Central Registration for Kindergarten 2021 will open here on April 1st 2020

Early Years Open Weekend 2020 - Save the date

The 2020 Early Years Open Weekend will be held on Saturday 21 March and Sunday 22 March, 2020.

More details will be posted in February.

Kinder and School Readiness Parent/Carer Information Evening

Walker Learning session details

Kindergarten vacancies 2020

Please note that there are limited vacancies remaining for 3 and 4 year old kindergarten 2020. Please contact Family Services 9599 4755 before registering, to find out which kindergartens have places.

Register for kindergarten 2020 

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 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 2020 - Turn 4 by 30 Apr 2016

Enrol for 2021 - Turn 4 by 30 Apr 2017

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

Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten provides up to 15 hours of free or low cost kindergarten to eligible three year old children where the program is delivered by a qualified teacher.  You can read about eligibility here or contact Family Services 9599 4755 or the kindergarten directly for more information.

Community Kindergartens participating in the Bayside Central Registration Service

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

Bayside City Council acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.