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We manage central registrations for funded 3- and 4-year old kindergarten for all 27 kindergartens in Banyule.
Online 2022 kindergarten registrations will open from 8:30am Monday 1 March 2021 from this page. Registrations are date stamped only, not time stamped.
Your child is eligible to enrol for 3-year-old kindergarten if they turn age 3 by 30 April in the year of attendance, and must turn 3 years of age before they can commence at kindergarten.
Your child is eligible to enrol for 4-year-old kindergarten if they turn age 4 by 30 April in the year of attendance.
The Victoria Government also has an online age calculating tool that you can use.
You will need:
After registering, letters will be sent to you by email and via our kindergarten portal. Notifications will be sent to you via email, prompting you to sign in to your account.
We can only provide information to parents/guardians listed on applications.
As part of the registration process, you will seamlessly complete an enrolment application for 1 child.
When your application is complete and submitted you will receive a confirmation email.
To enrol a second or subsequent child, sign in using your registration details to complete a new enrolment application.
There are 3 rounds of kindergarten allocations from mid-July onward.
As part of these rounds, you’ll receive a notification to sign in and check your application in our kindergarten portal. You will then know if your child has a place in a kindergarten or is on a waiting list.
Subsequent offers will be made as positions become available, until all vacancies are filled.
For more information on the allocation of kindergarten places, see how kindergarten places are allocated.
After registering and enrolling your child, you will receive an email with sign in details.
Check your email, and if you have a username and password handy, you're all set to sign in to our kindergarten portal.
By signing in you can:
Sign in to our kindergarten portal
A year too early to start kindergarten
Realised your child has been registered a year too early for kindergarten? To change your child’s year of entry contact the Banyule Kindergarten Support Officer on 9490 4222.
Update kindergarten preferences
You can change kindergarten preferences after you sign in to our kindergarten portal anytime up until 30 June the year before attending kindergarten.
Changing your 1st preference kindergarten will result in your original registration date changing to reflect this new date. However, if you only make a change to your 2nd or 3rd preference kindergarten, then your original registration date will be maintained.
To make changes after 30 June, call our Kindergarten Support Officer on 9490 4222. Changes made to your 1st preference kindergarten after 30 June are treated the same as new registrations, with the date you make the change considered your registration date.
All children must be immunised according to their age to attend kindergarten. You must provide proof of your child's Immunisation history to the kindergarten prior to attendance. Go to Better Health Channel: No Jab No Play for more information.
The Victorian Government is rolling out funding for 3-year-old kindergarten. 5 hours of funded 3-year-old-kindergarten will commence from 2022, and increase to 15 hours a week by 2029.
4-year-old kindergarten placements are also funded by the Department of Education and Training for 15 hours per week.
Additionally, each centre sets its own term fee that families are required to pay.
You may be eligible for free or low cost kindergarten through the kindergarten fee subsidy if:
For more information about kindergarten, or if you need to change or access your personal details, please contact our Kindergarten Support Officer on 9490 4222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We follow the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's funding priority guidelines and priority groups set out in our policy and procedures.
Find out how kindergarten places are allocated.
If you decide to defer your child's attendance until the following year, you will:
In order to defer your child, you must first be offered a kindergarten position, accept this offer via the parent portal and then you will have the ability to defer your child until the following year.
This option generally only applies to children born January to April, unless there are special circumstances.