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 3 year old and 4 year old kindergarten programs offered across the Mornington Peninsula Shire; this includes community kindergartens operating in Shire 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.
Registration for KINDERGARTEN in 2017
To register for attendance at 3 year old or 4 year old kindergarten in 2017, please complete the online registration form below which includes a $10 registration fee (please note that if you have a health care card you are not required to pay the registration fee).
3 year old kindergarten registration for 2017:
4 year old kindergarten registration for 2017:
information for families
Download Parent Information book Family_Registration_Information_Book_for_2017_2.pdf (232KB)
Download Quick Reference Guide Quick_Reference_Guide_2017.pdf (144KB)
Download Priority of Access Priority_of_Access_2017.pdf (186KB)
list of kindergartens
Download List of 3 year old kindergartens 3_Year_Old_Kindergartens.pdf (151KB)
Download List of 4 year old kindergarten 4_Year_Old_Kindergartens.pdf (152KB)
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 http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/kindergarten/pages/earlystart.aspx
For further information on Kindergarten Central Registration please contact the team on 5950 1650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
sTarting kindergarten – information from departement of education and training
Click here to see information on starting kindergarten http://www.education.vic.gov.au/childhood/parents/kindergarten/Pages/enrolling.aspx
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Registration for KINDERGARTEN in 2016
To register for attendance at 3 year old or 4 year old kindergarten in 2016, please complete the online registration form below which includes a $10 registration fee (please note that if you have a health care card you are not required to pay the registration fee).
3 year old kindergarten registration for 2016
4 year old kindergarten registration for 2016: