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3 Year Old Prekinder

2021 Prekinder enrolments will open in September.

COVID-19 Prekinder Update

Our 3 Year Old Prekinder program has been temporarily cancelled until further notice, due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Under the advice and direction of the Victorian Government, this program is not considered an essential service.  As such we have had to make the difficult decision to not operate this program during term two.

We understand that this will be met with disappointment, however to assist in flattening the curve of COVID-19 we need to minimise the number of people coming in and out or our services.

Information has been provided directly to families outlining activities to support their child’s learning and development.  Fees will not apply for term two.

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

2021 Enrolments

2021 Prekinder enrolments will open in September.

If your child will be three years old by 30 April 2021 you can submit an application online from September.

2020 Enrolments

Prekinder enrolments for 2020 are open and close 11 October 2019.

Prekinder fees in 2020 will be $240 per term, a $30 admin fees is applicable. Any enrolments received after this date will be treated as a late application.

Prekinder sessions in 2020 will be offered a (subject to enrolment numbers):

  • Sara Court Preschool - Thursday
  • Yallourn North Preschool - Tuesday
  • Boolarra Preschool - Wednesday/Thursday
  • Tyers Preschool - Friday
  • Glengarry Preschool - Friday
  • Murray Road Preschool - Friday
  • Maryvale Crescent Preschool - Friday

Children turning three years of age by 30 April 2020 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. 

2020 Prekinder Enrolment Form

One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.
Property Address Details
Residential Street Address
Postal Address (if different from above)
Parent/Guardian Details
Child's Details
Child's Gender
Is this child Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander?
If yes, do you give permission for your information to be shared with Djillay Lidji Aboriginal Best Start?
Support Services
In the last three/four years, has this child used any support services? (select all that apply)
Does this child have concerns with any of the following? (select all that apply)
Your Preferences




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