Early Start

Early Start Kindergarten enables eligible 3 year old children to access a preschool program, for up to 15 hours per week.

To be eligible for Early Start Kindergarten children must be:

  • aged three years by 30 April in the year that they attend preschool


  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • known to Child Protection (including children referred from Child Protection to Child FIRST).

Two years of preschool provides an important start for children. It helps with the development of language, social interactions and self confidence. Preschool also helps to prepare children for success at school later in life.

 Find out more

  • Contact the Latrobe City Council Family Services Team on 1300 367 700.
  • Go online at www.education.vic.gov.au/earlystart
  • Talk directly with a Latrobe City Preschool service.


Find out how to enrol your child in kindergarten by visiting the 4 Year Old Kindergarten page.

Enrol now using the below form:

2020 Kindergarten Enrolment