Four-year-old kindergarten is an important part of your child's development.
To find out more, visit the parent's page on the Department of Education and Training website.
How much does it cost?
The government subsidises four-year-old kindergarten, and all children are eligible for a funded program the year before they start school.
Each service sets its own fee and you should contact them individually for more information.
Are there places available?
Please call us on 03 9524 3333 for more information.
Find a kindergarten
To be eligible to attend four-year-old kindergarten, your child must turn four years of age by 30 April in the year they attend kindergarten. Families with children born between 1 January and 30 April need to make an informed decision about which year they would like their child to commence school and therefore which year their child will attend a kindergarten program. They can commence four-year-old kindergarten in the year they turn four or the year they turn five.
|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|
Before you apply
We encourage your child to complete their 3.5-year-old check at a Maternal and Child Health Centre.
Your child must be vaccinated and their immunisations recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. To find out more visit Immunising your child.
A separate application needs to be filled in for each child. There is a $26 non-refundable enrolment fee and no charge for concession card holders.
When to apply
|Date of birth||Enrolments from 1 May||Year your child will attend|
|1 May 2016 to 30 April 2017||Open||2021|
|1 May 2017 to 30 April 2018||Open||2022|
|1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019||Opens 1 May 2021||2023|
How we make offers
We receive applications from 1 May and offer places according to the date of application. If we receive more applications on the same day than available places, we'll decide on offers through a ballot.
1. Your child's situation
We follow the Department of Education and Training Priority of Access Criteria and give preference to children who:
- are at risk of neglect or in Out-of-home care
- are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- are Asylum seekers and refugees
- are eligible for kindergarten fee subsidy
- have additional needs such as identified specific disability or developmental delay
- need extra help to attend kindergarten or individually planned or combined services.
2. Where you live
We give priority to those who live, work or study in the city of Glen Eira.
3. When we receive your application
We receive applications from 1 May. We make first-round offers in June of the year before your child attends kindergarten, with second-round offers occurring in July.
Apply or change your enrolment
Apply now using the button below. Or, use the link to change your contact details, kindergarten preferences, or cancel your enrolment.
If you change your kindergarten preference without a change of address, we will take the date you changed your preference as the date of application.