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As part of the second step towards COVID normal, three and four year old kindergarten programs will open from Monday, 5 October in line with term 4.
No permit is required and the 5km limit does not apply. Please contact Kindergarten@mvcc.vic.gov.au if you have any queries.
You can read all the changes that came into place on the State Governments website here.
Resources to support children's wellbeing and learning from home
We've compiled some online resources for you to use support your child learning at home.
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-year-old 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.
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.
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.
- 2020 Central Registration Service Handbook - four-year-old kindergarten
- 2020 Central Registration Service Handbook - three-year-old kindergarten
- 2020 Timetable for four-year-old kindergarten
- 2020 Timetable for three-year-old kindergarten
- 2020 Four-year-old kindergarten application form
- 2020 Three-year-old kindergarten application form
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.
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.
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.