What you need to know

Kindergartens

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COVID-19 update

Following advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee our kindergartens and childcare services remain open. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and will update parents and carers if closures are necessary.

The health and safety of children and our staff are our priority, as such you may notice increased cleaning and social distancing practices (as developmentally appropriate), including:

  • daily bleach cleaning with a focus on touch points
  • children and staff temperature checks on arrival
  • increased focus on handwashing
  • careful consideration on how rooms interact, timing of meals and play activities.

If you would like more information about what your child's centre is doing, please speak with their kindergarten teacher.

Find out what Council services have changed because of COVID-19.
The Victorian Government health page provides up-to-date health information.

Resources to support children's wellbeing and learning from home

While our kindergartens and childcare centres are open, we understand that a number of families choose to keep their children home during this time. We've compiled some online resources for you to use support your child learning at home.

Financial support for four-year-old kindergarten

Fees will be waived for all children, including those who are enrolled but do not attend, for Council's sessional kindergarten during term two.

Financial support for three-year-old kindergarten

Three-year-old kindergarten is not a government-funded program and as such fees for children attending the program in term two continue to be charged.

Families who choose to remain enrolled, but not attend will not have to pay fees and will have their child's place held for term two. Fees that were paid in advance will be refunded.

If you choose to cancel your child's enrolment, you will need to reapply if you would like them to attend again in the future.

Please email kindergartenadministration@mvcc.vic.gov.au for further information.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten applications for Council and participating community-managed centres are allocated through the Central Registration Service.

This centralised service allows families to indicate their preferences for a number of kindergartens at the one time rather than having to apply for each individual facility.

Applying for kindergarten

Places for three- and four-year-old kinder at Council and participating community-managed centres are allocated through the Central Registration Service. This allows families to register their preferences in one place, rather than apply to individual centres.

To apply for three-year-old or four-year-old sessional kindergarten, visit the Central Registration Service portal. This is the quickest and preferred method of registration.

Children who will turn four years of age on or before 30 April are eligible to register in a State Government-funded kindergarten program from term one. In Victoria, children cannot attend more than one State Government-funded kindergarten program at the same time. Children who turn four years of age on or after 1 May will be eligible to register in a four year old program in the following year.

Children who turn three on or before 30 April are eligible to apply for three year old kindergarten. Children whose birth date is between 1 January and 30 April are eligible to start in a program once they have turned three years of age. If your child is allocated a place but is not yet three years old, fees are still payable for the whole program in order to keep your child’s place at the service. Children who turn three years of age on or after 1 May will be eligible to register in a three year old program in the following year.

Please see a list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information and check out our list of kindergartens.

Apply for 2021 kinder

Apply for four-year-old programs from Monday, 2 March to Friday, 26 June 2020. Families will be advised of initial offers by the end of August. Please note the date an application is received during this period is not considered in the Priority of Access guidelines.

Apply for three-year-old programs from Monday, 1 June to Friday, 31 July 2020. Families will be advised of initial offers by the end of September. Please note the date an application is received during this period is not considered in the Priority of Access guidelines.

Applications can still be made after these dates and will be considered in offers after the initial round.

To apply for three-year-old or four-year-old sessional kindergarten, visit the Central Registration Service portal. This is the quickest and preferred method of registration. If applying through the portal you will be required to upload electronic documents and pay the non-refundable $41.50 application fee (if applicable).

If completing an application form (below) you can pay the non-refundable application fee online or in person at Council offices.

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Get to know our kinders!

Due to COVID-19, Kindergarten Open Nights have been cancelled.

But you can still check out our kinders through our range of images and 360 tours. Click HERE to view.

Enrolling for kinder? Here's what you need to know

 

Apply for 2020 Kinder

To apply for three-year-old or four-year-old sessional kindergarten, visit the Central Registration Service portal. This is the quickest and preferred method of registration. If applying through the portal you will be required to upload electronic documents and pay the non-refundable $40 application fee (if applicable)

There are still limited places available for three and four year old sessional kindergarten.

If you still have further questions, contact the Central Registration Service team on 9243 8888 or email kinderenrol@mvcc.vic.gov.au

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Kindergarten fees for 2020

Parents seeking fee information for Committee based and BPA Children’s Services are encouraged to contact the respective services directly.

Council-managed kindergarten fees are listed below.

Four-hour program $429 $1,714
Five-hour program $535 $2,141
10-hour program $1,071 $4,282
15-hour program $516 $2,064

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy (KFS) – This subsidy is outlined by the Department of Education and Training Victoria. This applies to a four-year-old kindergarten program where there is valid proof of a concession or eligible visa.

A multiple birth discount applies for Council-managed kindergartens of $10 per child per term.

Fee Payment Due Dates:
Term 1 Fees: Four-year-old Thursday, 28 November 2019, three-year-old Thursday, 5 December 2019^
Term 2 Fees: Thursday, 19 March 2020
Term 3 Fees: Thursday, 18 June 2020
Term 4 Fees: Thursday, 10 September 2020

^ enrolments accepted after this date will be direct debited on Thursday, 13 February 2020.

* Debit Success also applies the following transaction fees:

  • one-off admin fee ($2.20)
  • per transaction fee: credit card (1.87%), direct debit ($0.88), Amex (4.4%)
  • dishonour payment ($14.80)

Please note: three-year-old kindergarten is currently a user pays system. There is currently no concession on three-year-old kindergarten fees. The State Government is introducing a rollout for funded three-year-old kindergarten.  Moonee Valley is in the rollout for children attending three-year-old kindergarten in 2022. Please see the Department of Education for further information.

Integrated kindergarten

The following Council long day care services offer an integrated kindergarten program. Integrated programs give families access to high quality kindergarten and long day care all under one roof.

  • Flemington Street Children’s Centre
  • Strathmore Children’s Centre
  • Milleara Integrated Learning and Development Centre for Children (MILD)
  • Hopetoun Early Years Centre

Integrated programs are taught by university qualified preschool teachers and are delivered from Monday to Friday for 7.5 hours a day during school terms. During school holidays the program continues to be delivered by diploma-qualified educators.

Airport West Kindergarten

Address: 97 McNamara Avenue, Airport West. Phone: 9338 1516

Ascot Kindergarten

Address: 1 West Street, Ascot Vale. Phone: 9375 3548. Website: ascotkindergarten.vic.edu.au

Ascot Progress Kindergarten

Address: 11 Brown Avenue, Ascot Vale. Phone: 9375 3409. Web: progresskinder.org.au

Avondale Heights Community Precinct – Early Years Centre

Address: 14-22 Clarendon Street, Avondale Heights. Phone: 9243 1622

Beaver Street Kindergarten

Address: 13A Beaver Street, Aberfeldie. Phone: 9337 9788

Cooper Street Kindergarten

Address: 101 Cooper Street, Essendon. Phone: 9243 1075

Coronation Kindergarten

Address: 34 Roseberry Street, Ascot Vale. Phone: 9370 5895

Hopetoun Early Years Centre

Address: 220 Racecourse Road, Flemington. Phone: 9376 6576

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Keilor East Kindergarten

Address: 31 Mark Street, Keilor East. Phone: 9336 2958

Lincolnville Kindergarten

Address: Devon Avenue, Keilor East. Photo: 9337 2106

Milleara Gardens Kindergarten

Address: Park Drive, Keilor East. Phone: 9337 6514

Montgomery Park Children's Centre

Address: 47 Lawson St, Essendon. Phone: 9375 1951

Montgomery Park Kindergarten

Address: 2A Hilda Street, Essendon. Phone: 9370 5145

North Essendon Kindergarten

Address: 51-53 Kerferd Street, North Essendon. Phone: 9379 6802

Rhonda Davis Kindergarten

Address: 54 Lake Street, Avondale Heights. Phone: 9243 1837

St Aidan's Preschool

Address: 5 James Street, Strathmore. Phone: 9379 4879. Website: bpachildrenservices.com/st-aidans-preschool

St Andrew's Kindergarten

Address: 29 St Kinnord Street, Essendon. Phone: 9337 4050. Website: standrewskinder.org.au

St Brendan's Kindergarten

Address: 25 Bryant Street, Flemington. Phone: 9376 6305. Website: bpachildrenservices.com

Strathmore Children's Centre

Address: 28 Loeman St, Strathmore. Phone: 9243 1200

Strathmore Community Kindergarten

Address: 50 Loeman Street, Strathmore. Phone: 9379 8642

Strathmore Heights Kindergarten

Address: 148 Mascoma Street, Strathmore Heights. Phone: 9338 3669