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Kindergarten

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 17 community kindergartens. To enrol at any of these kindergartens families must first submit a registration through Council's Central Registration service. 

On this page, find out about when and how to register for kindergarten, kindergarten age requirements, eligibility for Early Start Kindergarten funding, and how places are allocated.

Registration for 2022 

Please note that the formal registration period for first round offers has closed. You can still submit a registration for subsequent rounds of offer.

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Kindergarten 2021

Please contact Family Services for remaining options for 2021 on 9599 4733.

Age Requirements for kindergarten

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

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

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 on 9599 4733 or the kindergarten directly for more information.

Participating Kindergartens 

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

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List of Bayside kindergartens participating in the Central Registration and Enrolment Scheme

Bayside City Council acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government. 

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