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 the remainder of 2018, phone Family Services on 1300 367 700 or email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au

2019 Enrolments

Prekinder enrolments for 2019 will open Monday 3 September, and close Friday 28 September

Prekinder fees in 2019 will be $235 per term, a $30.60 admin fees is applicable.

Prekinder sessions in 2019 will be offered at:

  • Murray Road
  • Maryvale Crescent
  • Pax Hill
  • Boolarra  
  • Tyers

Children turning three years of age by 30 April 2019 are eligible for prekinder. Places for late enrolments (received after 28 September) 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. 

2019 Prekinder Enrolment Form

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