3 Year Old Prekinder

What is Prekinder?

  • Prekinder is an educational program for three year olds in the year before preschool.
  • The prekinder program only operates at centres where there is sufficient demand.
  • Prekinder consists of a two hour program, one day a week. 
  • To be eligible your child must be three years old before 30 April, in the year of attendance.
  • We operate a central enrolment scheme.
  • The enrolment form allows you to state your  preference for a particular prekinder group.
  • Fees are the same across all groups and locations. 
  • Families have the option of paying these fees a full-year in advance, term by term or by instalments.
  • There is no concession on the prekinder program.

Is my child eligible?

To be eligible for prekinder, children must be three (3) years of age before 30 April in year of attendance.

Availability of places in Prekinder

To run prekinder sessions we must receive a minimum of 15 enrolments. For some rural centres, with a small number of enrolments, we may be able to combine a prekinder session with a preschool (four year old) session.  

How to enrol your child for prekinder

if you wish to enrol your child in prekinder for an immediate start, phone Family Services on 1300 367 700 or email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au

2019 Enrolments

Prekinder enrolments for 2019 will open in September,  further information will be provided closer to this time, the online application below is for 2018 enrolments only.

2018 Enrolments

Prekinder fees in 2018 will be $230 per term, a $30 admin fees is applicable.

Prekinder sessions in 2018 will be offered at:

  • Moe Heights
  • Maryvale Crescent
  • Yinnar
  • Boolarra
  • Cameron Street
  • Tyers

Children turning three years of by 30 April 2018 are eligible for prekinder. Places for late enrolments will be offered in order of receipt of application where places remain available.

Before you start you will need:

  • access to your email 
  • a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement.  PLEASE NOTE – Maternal and Child Health Records cannot be accepted.
    This document can be downloaded from the MyGov website


If you do not have access to email you can complete a paper form.
These can be collected from any Latrobe City Service Centre, or you can call 1300 367 700 to arrange for an enrolment pack to be posted to you. 

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