Four-year-old kindergarten

We operate a central enrolment system for four-year-old community-based kindergartens at 14 locations across Glen Eira. Kindergarten is subsidised by the State Government and all children are eligible to attend a funded program in the year before school entry. Kindergarten is also provided in community and privately managed children’s services, early learning centres and schools.

There are vacancies for 2018. For further information, contact us on 9524 3333.

Enrolling your child

To assist with kindergarten readiness, please ensure your child has completed their three-and-a-half-year-old check at your local maternal and child health centre prior to commencing kindergarten.

An application form needs to be filled in for each child and lodged with Glen Eira City Council, along with the non-refundable enrolment fee of $22 per child.

Applications can be submitted online.

Online kindergarten application*

Enrolment dates

Date of birth Enrolments from 1 May Year your child will attend
1 May 2012 –30 April 2013 Open 2017
1 May 2013 –30 April 2014  Open 2018
1 May 2014 –30 April 2015  Open 2019

Enrolment guidelines

Applications are received from 1 May. Places are offered by date of application. Where the number of applications received on the same day exceeds the places available, offers will then be determined through a ballot.

Priority will be given to people who live, work, study or have child care in the City of Glen Eira. You may be required to provide proof of address.

Please ensure that all of your child’s immunisations are recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. If you require assistance with this, email Council's immunisation team at immunisation@gleneira.vic.gov.au

Priority of access

We will provide places for eligible children according to the priority of access criteria in line with the Department of Education and Training guidelines, preference will be given to:

  • Children at risk of abuse or neglect, including Out-of-Home-Care
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children
  • Asylum seeker and refugee children
  • Children eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy
  • Children with additional needs, defined as children who:
    • require additional assistance in order to fully participate in the kindergarten program
    • require a combination of services which are individually planned
    • have identified specific disability or developmental delay

Offer of a kindergarten place

First round offers are made in June each year, with second-round offers occurring in July.

If your child does not obtain a place at the kindergarten of your first choice after two rounds of offers, you will be contacted and advised of waiting lists and vacancies.

Changing your enrolment

If your details or needs change, you can fill in a kindergarten alteration form.

Kindergarten alteration form(PDF, 95KB)

If you submit a preference change without a change of address, your application will be considered to have been submitted on the date the change of preference request was received, and not your original date of application.

Kindergarten vacancies for four-year-old kindergarten in 2018

There are vacancies for 2018. For further information, contact us on 9524 3333.

About four-year-old kindergarten

Kindergarten programs focus on:

  • social skills, like how to play with other children;
  • self-awareness and respect for others;
  • emotional skills, for example understanding;
  • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects;
  • group activities such as talking, drawing and making things together with other children;
  • ability to make new friends; and
  • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

Kindergartens also offer additional support and assistance for children with special needs and resources and links to community support services.

For further information, visit the Department of Education and Training's website.

Cost of kindergarten

Each service sets its own fee and parents should contact services to obtain this information.

Hours of operation

  • Available Monday to Friday (contact each service for details).
  • Closed on public holidays and school holidays.

Community kindergarten locations

Four-year old kindergarten is offered at locations across Glen Eira.

For enrolments, contact us on 9524 3333.

Kindergarten Location Telephone
Bentleigh East Kindergarten  202 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East 9570 4806 
Bentleigh Kindergarten 9 Higgins Road, Bentleigh 9557 1804
Bentleigh West Kindergarten 21 Patterson Road, Bentleigh 9557 8365
Brady Road Kindergarten  84 Brady Road, Bentleigh East  9570 1149 
Carnegie Kindergarten 51A Truganini Road, Carnegie 9571 0575
Caulfield Primary Early Childhood Centre  724A Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South 9523 1473
Caulfield South Kindergarten 1C Birch Street, Caulfield South 9528 4131
Centre Road Kindergarten  850 Centre Road, Bentleigh East 9570 6103
Glover Street Kindergarten 11 Glover Street, Bentleigh East  9570 5200 
McKinnon Kindergarten  220 McKinnon Road, McKinnon 9578 5964
Murrumbeena Kindergarten  1A Blythe Street, Murrumbeena 9569 9405
Ormond Community Kindergarten Corner Grange and Oakleigh Roads, Ormond 9578 2605
Orrong Road Kindergarten 55 Orrong Road, Elsternwick 9528 2203
Ripponlea Kindergarten Carrington Grove, St Kilda East  9527 4343