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Please note that due to the current impacts of staff illnesses in some areas of our business, it may take longer for us to respond to some requests and you may experience longer-than-usual wait times. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. You can click this link to report an issue online. >

3 and 4-year-old kindergarten programs

  • We process the registration and placement of children at community kindergartens in Cardinia Shire, including 3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten. 
  • Some private providers may also offer a funded program, but you will need to contact them directly for program and registration information. You can find providers on the Department of Education and Training website
  • The 3-year-old kindergarten program from 2022 will be partially funded by the Victorian Government for up to 5-hours per week: this means you'll still need to pay a fee. 
  • Children who are 3 years old on or before 30 April in the year they'll start kindergarten are eligible to attend 3-year-old kindergarten. 
  • To start in a 3-year-old program, the child needs to have turned 3 before they start the program.
  • Attending 3-year-old kindergarten does not guarantee a place in the 4-year-old kindergarten program at the same kindergarten in future years.

More info: Victorian Government website - 3-year-old kindergarten

  • The 4-year-old kindergarten program is partially funded by the Victorian Government for up to 15 hours a week: this means you'll still need to pay a fee. 
  • Children can attend 4-year-old kindergarten the year before they are due to start primary school.
  • To register, your child must be 4 years old on or before 30 April in the year they'll start kindergarten.
  • Other subsidies may be available depending on different criteria.

More info: Victorian Government website - Types of kindergarten programs

For information on:  

  • how to register for kindergarten or accept an offer
  • deadlines for registration or changing your preferences
  • dates that offers will be made for 2023 placements
  • how placements are decided

visit the Register for kindergarten page

In the online kindergarten portal, it says we're 'Waitlisted' ... 

All children registered for 2023 and beyond will be shown as 'Waitlisted' in the portal. This will change when we do kindergarten placements during August and September 2022. 

Contact the Central Registration Officer
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au

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