Early Start

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

To be eligible for Early Start preschool 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.