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Updated 2020 Timeline for 2021 Kindergarten registrations and offers

Kindergarten registration period for 2021 enrolment has been extended to between 1 April and 31 May 2020. Offers commence in July. Late registrations are accepted but not processed until on-time registrations are finalised.

2020 Timeline for 2021 enrolment


Early Years Open Weekend - Cancelled

Parent Information Evening - Cancelled

April 1 - May 31

Families complete their kindergarten registration online via link to Kindergarten Registration.

Login details for the Bayside Kindergarten Portal are emailed within a couple of business days after registering.

Families can make changes to their kindergarten registration throughout April and May via the Bayside Kindergarten Portal link at Kindergarten Registration.

June 1 to July 1

Portal closes

Portal Access is closed from 1st June until 1st July for offer processing. Late Registrations can still be made.

July 1 – July 12

Offers issued

Council staff issue offers to families in email batches throughout the day on 1st July. These are emailed in alpha order by kindergarten name.

Families provide a response to the offer, within 7 days via Bayside Kindergarten Portal link at www.bayside.vic.gov.au/kindergarten. Offers will expire after 7 days if not responded to the place will be forfeited and offered to the next family on the waitlist.

Once a response is recorded on the Bayside Kindergarten Portal, families receive an email asking them to finalise the enrolment directly with the kindergarten, within 7 days. Instructions on how to do this available on each kindergarten website.

As soon as declines or forfeits are known, council continues to offer new vacancies on a day to day basis throughout July, in priority order to families who were waitlisted.

Late registrations

Kindergartens direct all late expressions of interest to register online with Bayside. Late registrations will be processed ONCE all the on-time registrations have been placed.

Late registrations will be offered by date of registration but Priority of Acces Guidelines will continue to override all offers.