Four-year-old kindergarten

We operate a central enrolment system for four-year-old children at 14 community-based kindergartens in Glen Eira. You have the option of using privately managed children's services, early learning centres and schools. 

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Three-year-old kindergarten

To enrol for 3-year-old kindergarten, contact the kindergarten directly.

About kindergarten

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.

Kindergarten Location Phone
Bentleigh East Kindergarten  202 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East 03 9570 5866
Bentleigh Kindergarten 9 Higgins Road, Bentleigh 03 9570 5866
Bentleigh West Kindergarten 21 Patterson Road, Bentleigh 03 9557 8365
Brady Road Kindergarten  84 Brady Road, Bentleigh East  03 9570 5866
Carnegie Kindergarten 51A Truganini Road, Carnegie 03 9570 5866
Caulfield Primary Early Childhood Centre  724A Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South 03 9523 1473
Caulfield South Kindergarten 1C Birch Street, Caulfield South 03 9570 5866
Centre Road Kindergarten 850 Centre Road, Bentleigh East 03 9570 5866
Glover Street Kindergarten 11 Glover Street, Bentleigh East  03 9570 5866
McKinnon Kindergarten 220 McKinnon Road, McKinnon 03 9570 5866
Murrumbeena Kindergarten 1A Blythe Street, Murrumbeena 03 9570 5866
Ormond Community Kindergarten Corner Grange and Oakleigh Roads, Ormond 03 9578 2605
Orrong Road Kindergarten 55 Orrong Road, Elsternwick 03 9570 5866
Ripponlea Kindergarten Carrington Grove, St Kilda East  03 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 Open 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.