What is 3-year-old kindergarten?

3-year-old kindergarten is not currently government-funded, and usually only offers sessions of up to 6 hours a week.

To register in a 3-year-old kindergarten program, your child needs to have turned 3 by the time they will start.

  • Attending 3-year-old kindergarten does not guarantee a place in the 4 year old kidergarten program at the same kindergarten in future years. 
  • Children who attend 3-year-old kindergarten early cannot be guarenteed a place in 4 year old kindergarten the following year (unless they turn 4 on or before 30 April in that year).