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4 Year Old Kindergarten

2025 Enrolments 

Enrolments for 2025 three year and four year old kinder will open 1 May 2024, and close 30 June, the online 2025 kinder registration link will be available from 1 May.

Kindergarten open days

We are hosting open days at all Latrobe City preschools on Tuesday, 7 May between 3.00pm and 5.30pm.  
If you cannot attend our open day and would like to view a preschool at another time please explore the virtual open days below or contact our team at fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au to make alternative arrangements
 

Kindergarten - Virtual tour 

If you would like to view a preschool, please explore the virtual open days below or contact our team at fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au to make arrangements to visit a centre.

Explore each of our kindergarten facilities online

2024 Enrolments

On time enrolments for 2024 three-year-old and four-year-old kinder are still being accepted and will be offered in order of receipt where places remain available.Three year old kinder is 5 hours, one day per week.  Four year old kinder is 15 hours per week. - You can still apply for kinder for the remainder of 2024, please email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au  to arrange to have the registration link emailed to you.

Please see link from Department of Education and Training about what to expect from three and four-year-old kindergarten programs and what the Best Start, Best Life reforms mean for families: https://www.vic.gov.au/give-your-child-the-best-start-in-life. You can still apply for kinder for the remainder of 2024, please email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au  to arrange to have the registration link emailed to you. 

How to enrol

Before you start you will need:

  • To read the
  • access to your email (we suggest using a personal email address some organisations may have a block preventing you from receiving the kindergarten offer via your work email address)
  • 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. Children must be up to date with immunisations at time of enrolment.
  • 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.
How to Enrol

IMPORTANT - Children are eligible for one year of funded four-year-old kindergarten and will commence primary school the following year. Children who withdraw from a kindergarten program once they commence are not eligible for a second year of funded kindergarten anywhere in Victoria. Therefore, it is important that families consider whether their child is ready for four year old funded kindergarten, prior to their child commencing in the program.

Is my child eligible?

To be eligible for four-year-old kinder, children must be four years of age before 30 April in year of attendance. Four-year-old kinder sessions are 15 hours per week.

Services not operated by Latrobe City

Latrobe City Council's Central Enrolment Scheme also accepts applications for the following kindergartens:

  • Mid Valley Kinder and Childcare Morwell – 5135 6522
  • Bluebird Early Education Moe- 5126 2222
  • Little Saints Early Learning Traralgon -  5172 9855
  • Little Saints Early Learning Moe - 5127 6100 
  • Fed Uni Children's Centre Churchill - 5122 6227

These services are NOT managed or operated by Latrobe City Council, please contact them directly for questions related to session days and times, fees and charges.

Kindergarten offer timelines

First-round offers  Late August 
Offer acceptance due  Mid-September (two weeks after offer) 
Second-round offers  Early October
Offer acceptance due  Mid-October (two weeks after offer)
Offers from October onwards  Weekly or when vacancies become available 

On-time applications will receive an email offer during the month of August/September with more information and instructions. Look for emails from fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au

Victorian Kindergarten Term dates

Please click on link to view the Victorian kinder terms - https://www.vic.gov.au/school-term-dates-and-holidays-victoria

Fees - Free Kinder*

The Victorian State Government has announced that from 2023 there will be no cost to families and therefore no fees will be applicable to either the four-year-old program or the three-year-old program.

*If enrolling in a long day care kinder please check with the service regarding fee structure. 

Fees for other kindergarten services

These services are NOT managed or operated by Latrobe City Council, please phone them directly for fee information. 

  • Mid Valley Kinder and Childcare Morwell – 5135 6522
  • Bluebird Early Education Moe- 5126 2222
  • Little Saints Early Learning Traralgon -  5172 9855
  • Little Saints Early Learning Moe - 5127 6100 
  • Fed Uni Children's Centre Churchill - 5122 6227

Contact us

Phone Family Services on 1300 367 700 or email fsadmin@latrobe.vic.gov.au

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