On this page, find out how to register for a kindergarten in Council's Central Registration and Enrolment Service.
When can I register?
Kindergarten registration period is 1 May to 19 June the year prior to the kindergarten year.
What if I am late to register?
Kindergarten registrations received by June 19 will be processed in the first round of offers on Monday 11 July. Registrations received after June 19 will be processed with the next round of offers.
How and where do I register?
Registrations for 2023 are made online. For vacancies in the 2022 year, please contact contact the Early Years Team on 9599 4733.
Families registering a current 2022 three-year-old for a 2023 four-year-old place will receive a unique link to register. This link will be emailed to you on the Friday before registrations officially open on 1 May.
For all other registrations, register via the Bayside City Council website where the link will be live from 1 May.
If you child's teacher has suggested your child might be eligible for a second year of funded four-year-old kindergarten, do not submit a new registration. Your kindergarten will organise this directly with council. You do not need to do anything.
If you are experiencing difficulties with the online process, contact the Early Years Team on 9599 4733 who will be able to assist you.
What do I need to complete my registration?
To complete the registration online, you only need your concession card if applicable or your direct debit/credit card details for payment.
Does my child need to be immunised?
Under the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, before your child can commence at an education and care service, you have to provide evidence to that service that your child is up to date with all vaccinations that are due for their age, or able to receive. You do not need to provide this information to council when registering for a kindergarten place as you will provide it directly to your kindergarten provider when finalising the enrolment.
An immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is the only form of documentation accepted for the purpose of enrolling in an early childhood education and care service. Previous forms of documentation, for example, a letter from a GP or local council, are no longer accepted.
Parents and carers can print a copy of their child’s Immunisation History Statement from their myGov account or:
• call the AIR on 1800 653 809
• visit a Medicare or Centrelink office.
Families who do not hold a Medicare card must call the AIR to request an immunisation history statement. A translating and interpreting service is available by calling 131 450, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.45pm.
How much does it cost to register?
An administration payment of $36.93 is required for each registration.
There is no fee for concession card holders (eligible concession types are listed on the online registration form).
How do I know if my registration has been received?
An email acknowledging receipt of registration is sent to the applicant. This email will also contain a button with a link should you wish to update your registration at any time before June 19.
Can I change my kindergarten preferences before offers are made?
To make changes to your registration during the Registration period, you will need to contact the early Year's Team on 9599 4733. Any changes must be submitted before June 19 to be effective in the offer process.
Can I cancel my registration?
To cancel your registration during the Registration period you will need to click on the unique link sent to you in the acknowledgement of registration email. There will be a button to cancel the registration.
You can decline the offer when offer emails are sent out (there will be button to decline and cancel your registration).
The registration fee is forfeited.