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.
In 2019 Godfrey Street Community House commenced a 4 year old kindergarten program. For enrolments please contact them directly on 9557 9037.
Kindergarten vacancies for four-year-old kindergarten in 2019
There are vacancies for 2019. 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 $25 per child.
Applications can be submitted online.
|Date of birth
||Enrolments from 1 May
||Year your child will attend
|1 May 2014 –30 April 2015
|1 May 2015 –30 April 2016
|1 May 2016 –30 April 2017
||Open 1 May
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 or study 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Priority will be given to people who live, work or study in the City of Glen Eira.
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 complete an online kindergarten alteration form.
Kindergarten alteration form
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.
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.
|Bentleigh East Kindergarten
||202 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East
||9 Higgins Road, Bentleigh
|Bentleigh West Kindergarten
||21 Patterson Road, Bentleigh
|Brady Road Kindergarten
||84 Brady Road, Bentleigh East
||51A Truganini Road, Carnegie
|Caulfield Primary Early Childhood Centre
||724A Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South
|Caulfield South Kindergarten
||1C Birch Street, Caulfield South
|Centre Road Kindergarten
||850 Centre Road, Bentleigh East
|Glover Street Kindergarten
||11 Glover Street, Bentleigh East
|Godfrey Street Community House
(contact Godfrey Street directly for enrolments)
| 9 Godfrey Street, Bentleigh
|| 220 McKinnon Road, McKinnon
|| 1A Blythe Street, Murrumbeena
|Ormond Community Kindergarten
||Corner Grange and Oakleigh Roads, Ormond
|Orrong Road Kindergarten
||55 Orrong Road, Elsternwick
||Carrington Grove, St Kilda East