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We often answer questions from parents on when a child should start kindergarten. Officially a child needs to turn four by April 30th in the year of attendance; however, our advice is always that the decision is best made based on your child’s individual development and needs.

As each child is eligible to attend one year of funded kindergarten, we encourage you to speak to your child’s educator if you have any concerns about readiness for kindergarten.

While age is only one indicator, it is important to remember this continues throughout your child’s education, through to latter secondary years.

Children receive one year of funded kindergarten in the year prior to school. The only time a child may receive a second year of kindergarten is if they have delays in at least two areas of development. General immaturity is not a delay and therefore an application will not be lodged solely upon the basis of immaturity.

We look forward to the opportunity to discuss your child’s enrolment. The Educational Leaders of each Moyne Shire Service are listed below.


Port Fairy Community Services Centre
Karen Dalton
16 Atkinson Street Port Fairy
5568 0516

Koroit Kindergarten
Debbie Ferguson
60 High Street Koroit
5565 8276  

Merri Kindergarten
Janet Robertson
PO Box 656 Warrnambool 3280
1126 Hopkins Highway Purnim West
5565 4380
Macarthur Kindergarten
Suzan Finnigan
21 Heckfield Street Macarthur
5576 1296
Nullawarre Kindergarten
Sharron Weir
132 Henry’s Sawmill Road Nullawarre
5566 5383
Hawkesdale & District Family Services Centre
Jo Bone
66 Mitchell Street Hawkesdale
5560 7356
 Mortlake Kindergarten
Jane Gough
1 Park Street Mortlake
5599 2383

For further information on the kindergarten service please phone Sharon Wilson on 5568 0549