4-year-old kindergarten registration

We manage registrations for funded 4-year old kindergarten, for the 27 kindergartens in Banyule.

Eligibility for kinder

Your child is eligible to attend 4-year-old kindergarten if they turn 4 years of age by 30 April in the year of attendance.

Registering your child

You need to register the year before your child will attend 4-year-old kindergarten.

Registering your child for 2020

To register your child for 4-year-old kindergarten this year, 2020, print and complete the 4-year-old-kinder registration form(PDF, 345KB). Alternatively visit your nearest Service Centre, Maternal and Child Health Centre or kindergarten to collect the 2020 registration form.

Documents you need to provide

As part of your kindergarten registration for 2020 you need to provide:

  • your child's birth certificate or passport;
  • proof that you live in Banyule: a photocopy of a rates notice, contract of sale, driver’s licence or utility bill;
  • health care card or concession card (photocopied) if you have one: to be eligible for subsidised fees; and
  • details of any custody order, parental order or intervention order: a photocopy of this paperwork.

Forms should be returned to Council as soon as possible. Places are allocated in order of registration.

No jab no play: immunisation is a must

All children must be immunised to attend a 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.

Priority places

We follow the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's funding priority guidelines as well as the priority groups set out in the Kindergarten Central Registration Policy and Procedures.

Fees for kindergarten

Four-year-old kindergarten placements are funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. In addition, each centre sets its own term fee, which families are required to pay.

If your family has a Health Care Card you will receive subsidised kindergarten fees each term.

Deferring your child’s place until next year

If you decide to defer your child's attendance until the following year, you will retain your original date and conditions of the registration. This option generally only applies to children born January to April, unless there are special circumstances.

Changing kindergarten preferences

When registering, you can nominate up to 3 preferred centres.

You may vary your preferences until 31 May, the year prior to your child's commencement, without your original date of registration being effected.

Variations after this date will be treated as a new enrolment.

To change preferences, email kindergartens@banyule.vic.gov.au with:

  • your child's name and date of birth
  • application number
  • new preferences.

Contact us

For more information about kindergarten, please contact our Early Years team on 9490 4222 or kindergartens@banyule.vic.gov.au