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Mornington Peninsula Shire supports the delivery of kindergarten services for families by providing community infrastructure and Kindergarten Central Registration (KCR).

Kindergarten central registration is a streamlined and transparent application and allocation process that is fair and equitable for all families to support their access to community kindergarten programs across the Shire.

There are a number of both three year old and four year old kindergarten programs offered across the Mornington Peninsula Shire; this includes community kindergartens operating in Council owned buildings, private providers and kindergarten programs offered in long day care and/or early learning centres.

In Victoria four year old kindergarten is not compulsory; however it is acknowledged that the kindergarten experience is valuable in providing children with the opportunity to learn and develop skills through a play based curriculum and can also assist children in their transition to primary school.

Some services may operate under a trading name which includes the word "preschool" and not "kindergarten".  Mornington Peninsula Shire align with the same terminology as the State Government by referring to all of our services as kindergartens.  Please see Appendix 1 below for a list of kindergartens or call our team on 5950 1650.


The registration period  for children attending 3 Year old and 4 Year old Kindergarten in 2016 opens on Wednesday 4th March and closes on Sunday 12th July 2015

To register for 3 year old or 4 year old kindergarten for this year  (2015), please contact us on 5950 1650.

3 year old kindergarten registration for 2016

4 year old kindergarten registration for 2016:


The Kindergarten Central Registration system  has recently been reviewed in order to ensure that the process operates in accordance with he Human Rights Commission and State legislation. This will ensure best outcomes for children and their families in a fair and equitable manner.  At the completion of the review  a new handbook for families will be available on this website.

EARLY START KINDERGARTEN – your child may be eligible.

Early Start Kindergarten provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible 3 year old children where programs are offered by a qualified teacher.

Children are eligible for Early Start Kindergarten if they are aged 3  by 30th April in the year they will be attending a kindergarten program, and:

Your child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or your family has had contact with Child Protection or been referred by them to Child FIRST.
Further information on Early Start  Kindergarten can be found at

For further information on Kindergarten Central Registration please contact the team on 5950 1650 or 1300 850 600 or email

2016 Registration forms

- 2016, 3 year old registration form download Kindergarten_Registration_Form_2016_-_3_year_old.pdf (341KB)

- 2016, 4 year old registration form download Kindergarten_Registration_Form_2016_-_4_year_old.pdf (341KB)

- Parent Information Book  Kindergarten_Central_Registration_Family_Information_Book_for_2016.pdf (254KB)

- Appendix 1 – Kindergarten list Appendix_1_List_of_kindergartens.pdf (108KB)

- Appendix 2 – Documentation Requirements Appendix_2_Kindergarten_Central_Registration_Documentation_Requirements.pdf (139KB)


Page Last Updated: 17 March 2015