What year should my child attend kindy?
This table shows the age for children to enrol in an approved kindergarten program. Children who are 4 years old by June 30 in the year before they start school are eligible for kindy funding or are also called ‘eligible age’ or ‘target age’.
|Year your child was born||Kindy year|
|1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015||2019|
|1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016||2020|
|1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017||2021|
|1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018||2022|
|1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019||2023|
What if I want my 3 year old to go to kindy?
If there are spaces, we are happy to have 3 year olds at our kindys, who can then attend for 2 years. Kindy subsidies, however, only apply for the year they are kindy aged. For more info call us on 3239 5381 to discuss your child and family’s situation.
What will I need to enrol my child?
You will need:
- Enrolment booklet from the kindy – or we can email to you
- Proof of birth for your child – birth certificate, passport or copy of Medicare Immunisation Schedule – must be Australian residents or citizens
- Have completed or booked in for your child’s 4 year old Health Check. Find out more about health checks.
Can I come for a look first?
Of course! We always ask families to bring their children in for a visit before they start. That way we can show you around, introduce you to the team and let you know what to bring.
What days can they come?
The kindy program is run for 15 hours per week during school terms. Some of our kindys have a 5 day fortnight or some 2 long days. Contact the kindy for their operating hours.
Is food provided?
No. Please bring a healthy morning tea and lunch with them each day.
Do you supply transport?
Yes we provide a free bus at some of our kindys. Please speak to the kindy about eligibility and the boundaries for our pick up areas.
What is the cost?
If your child turns 4 before June 30 the year before school the cost is nothing for 15 hours of kindy a week. If your child is 3 then the cost is $32 per day.
Will kindy support my child’s transition to school?
Kindy is one of the best things you can do to prepare your child for school. We also ensure you are provided with a transition statement for your child’s school at the end of the year.
Free Kindy Health Check
Free Kindy Health Check
Bring your 3 or 4 year old into one of our medical clinics for a free pre-kindy health check. A health check is an overall assessment of their health including physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
Book your free pre-kindy health check appointment today.Book Health Check