Central Registration for Kindergarten 2021
Deadline extended through to May 31 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official period to register will be extended by one month. This will provide a longer window of opportunity for families to make contact with the services they are interested in. All services are working on providing alternative ways to 'open their doors' for you. At this point in time, please monitor the individual service websites for updates on how you can contact them to find out more.
Bayside Kindergarten Portal
Once you've registered you will receive unique login details to the kindergarten portal within 5 business days. With this you can:
- change your preferences before offers are made
- accept or decline offers
- cancel your application
If you want to update your contact details and addresses on the Portal, please contact Family Services on (03) 9599 4755.
Need a kindergarten place in 2020?
Contact Family Services (03) 9599 4755 to discuss which kindergartens may still have vacancies and can be applied for.
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 - Born before 1 May 2017
Enrol for 2021 - Born before 1 May 2018
Children enrolling for a 4-year-old program must turn 4 by the 30 April of the year they attend.
Enrol for 2020 - Born before 1 May 2016
Enrol for 2021 - Born before 1 May 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 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.
- Black Rock Preschool
- 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
Bayside City Council acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.