2022 Kindergarten registration

This guide aims to assist you to understand the steps you need to take to register your child in our 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten programs. For further enquires please contact our Early Years team by phoning 03 5568 0516 or email enrolments@moyne.vic.gov.au


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How does the registration process work? 

Step 1: Registration form submitted by families (June 2021)

To register your interest to enrol your child in one of our kindergarten programs, families are asked to complete a registration form.

3 year old kinder application

4 year old kinder application

Step 2: Allocation process (August 2021)

When registrations close, we will allocate places based on the priority of access criteria.

Step 3: Offers are sent to families (September 2021)

Once the allocation of places has been completed, families will be notified of the place that has been offered to their child, in a particular group, at one of our services (including the session times and fees for that group).

Step 4: Enrolment records and required documentation sent to families (November 2021)

To have an enrolment confirmed parents/carers are asked to complete an official enrolment record and provide a current up to date immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register within the two months prior to the child commencing at our service.

The details we ask for in an enrolment record help us understand your child, your family and who to contact in an emergency. Enrolment records are required by National Law and Regulations. Your child/ren will not have their enrolment confirmed and cannot attend Kindergarten until it is completed and relevant paperwork has been provided.


Eligibility and priority of access criteria for the funded kindergarten program

In instances where more eligible children apply for a place at a kindergarten service than there are places available, children will be prioritised based on the criteria below:

  1. Children at risk of abuse or neglect, including children in Out of Home care

The child is:

Attending a three year old kindergarten program through Early Start Kindergarten or Access to Early Learning, or is

Referred by:

  • Child Protection
  • Child and family services
  • Maternal and Child Health nurse, or
  • Out of Home Care provider
  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children
  1. Asylum seeker and refugee children
  1. Children eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy
  • A child or parent holds a Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Veteran’s Affairs Card or
  • Multiple birth children (triplets, quadruplets)
  1. 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 an identified specific disability or developmental delay
  1. Children applying to attend a service, where that service provides the nearest funded kindergarten program to the child’s home address.
  1. Children who attended a three-year-old program at the preferred kindergarten.
  1. Children who have had siblings attend the preferred kindergarten in the last 5 years.