4 Year Old Preschool

Is my child eligible?

To be eligible for preschool, children must be four (4) years of age before 30 April, in the year of attendance.

Some children are also eligible to attend under the Early Start program.

2019 enrolments

On-time enrolments

On-time preschool enrolments for 2019 will close 30 June, 2018

Late enrolments

Placements for late enrolments will be offered in order of receipt of application where places remain available.

How to enrol

Before you start you will need:

  • read the Preschool Enrolment Guide(PDF, 410KB) and Parent Handbook(PDF, 1MB)
  • access to your email 
  • a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement, maternal and child health records cannot be accepted.
    This document can be downloaded from the MyGov website, see examples below.
  • If you hold a Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Department Veterans Affairs Gold card you will need to provide the card number and the expiry date.

2019 preschool enrolment form

 

Preschool Offer

You will receive an email offer at the end of August with further information and instructions. The offer will be sent to your email address, look for emails from fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au

Fees

Preschool fees for the following year will be published online once they have been adopted by Council. You can choose to pay in full or in four instalments, or by Direct Debit. Fees are due 28 days from the statement/invoice. Payment methods are shown on your statement.

If you hold a current Health Care Card, Pension Card or Department Veteran Affairs Card, or identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander no fees are applicable. These cards must be current for the whole preschool year to get the subsidy. If your card expires during the year you must contact us to advise of new expiry date.

Priority of access

We support the Department of Education and Training (DET) policy direction that prioritises the inclusion of children with additional needs, children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, asylum seeker and refugee families with an appropriate visa and children known to Child Protection. Families that demonstrate that they have a child in one of these categories will be allocated to a kindergarten program as a high priority

No Jab No Play

An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register is the only documentation accepted by early childhood education and care services for the purposes of confirming a child’s enrolment in their service.

Documents produced by GPs or other immunisation providers cannot be acceptable as proof of immunisation.

From November, all parents will need to provide Immunisation History Statements to early childhood services at regular intervals – not only on enrolment. This will provide additional prompts to ensure their child’s immunisation is up-to-date for their age.

2018 Enrolments

If you wish to enrol for the remainder of the 2018 preschool year phone Family Services administration on 5128 5645 or email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au  to access the 2018 enrolment form.

Before you start you will need:

  • read the Preschool Enrolment Guide(PDF, 410KB) and Parent Hand book(PDF, 1MB)
  • access to your email 
  • a copy of your child’s immunisation history statement, maternal and child health records cannot be accepted.
    This document can be downloaded from the MyGov website
  • if you hold a Health Care card, Pensioner Concession card or Department Veterans Affairs Gold card you will need to provide the card number and the expiry date.

2018 fees

Preschool fees for the year are $1060.00 . You can choose to pay in full or in four instalments of $265.00 or by direct debit. Fees will be due 28 days from the statement/invoice date. Payment methods are shown on your statement. A $30 administration fee will be included in your child’s first term of preschool fees.

If you hold a current Health Care Card, Pension Card or Department Veteran Affairs Card, or identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander no fees are applicable. These cards must be current for the whole preschool year to get the subsidy.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the Latrobe City Preschool Service please phone Family Services on 1300 367 700 or email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au

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