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.

Year your child was born Kindy year
1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 2022
1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 2023
1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 2024
1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 2025
1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022 2026

We currently also have funding to accept three year old children.

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. 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.

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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 termsand have a 5 day fortnight.

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 all of our kindys. Please speak to the kindy about eligibility and the boundaries for our pick up areas.

What is the cost?

Deadly Kindy is free subject to eligibility. Please speak with our kindys to confirm.


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

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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.

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