Apply for three-year-old kindergarten

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Due to the new COVID lockdown restrictions, Council’s Kindergarten Central Enrolment Team will continue to accept 2022 Three and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Applications until Friday 11 June

For 3-year-old kindergarten in 2022, we are accepting enrolments for 10 kindergartens that are part of our Central Enrolement Scheme. For all other kindergartens, you will need to enrol through the kindergarten. Make sure you read the information below so you know how to enrol in your chosen kindergarten.

Please see below to make sure your child is eligible for 3-year-old kindergarten 

Note: Children are only entitled to attend one funded year of 3-year-old kindergarten 

Before you enrol, it is important that you read all the information on this page. This is to make sure that you have everything you need before applying, and your child's application is not delayed. 


Enrolment information

You will need to provide proof of your child's age and circumstances as part of your application. Please see below for a list of required supporting documentation. 

What happens after you apply

Your application will be processed within four (4) weeks of receipt. You will receive an acknowledgement email or letter confirming we have received your application. This is only sent to Parent/Guardian One as listed on your application, unless otherwise requested.

Please check carefully that all details are correct. If you do not receive any communication within five (5) weeks, email Children's Services or phone the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Officers on 9240 2273 or 9240 2271.

Information about the application process 

The below information is important and will help you with your 2022 kindergarten application. 

Please note that 3-year-old kindergarten places cannot be deferred. 

Kindergartens offering 3-year-old kindergarten programs

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The following centres offer 3-year-old kindergarten programs.

3-year-old kindergartens in the Central Enrolment Scheme

Other 3-year-old kindergartens