Thursday, April 29, 2021
Kindergarten (and preschool) programs for three and four-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 three and four-year-old children are funded and regulated by the Victorian State Government.
Bayside City Council manages a Central Registration and Enrolment service for 16 community kindergartens. To enrol at any of these kindergartens families must first submit a registration through Council's Central Registration service.
Age Requirements for kindergarten
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Children enrolling for a three-year-old program must turn three 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 three years old.)
Enrol for 2022 - Born before 1 May 2019
Children enrolling for a four-year-old program must turn four by the 30 April of the year they attend. A child may start four-year-old kindergarten at the commencement of the kindergarten year even if they have not yet turned four.
Enrol for 2022 - Born before 1 May 2018