Both Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten programs are offered across the Peninsula, including sessional Kindergartens operating in Shire-owned buildings, private providers and Kindergarten programs offered in long day care and / or early learning centres.
Search for a Kindergarten program in the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
In Victoria, Kindergarten is not compulsory however 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. For further information, visit: Department of Education website - Kindergarten
For information about free Kindergarten, visit Department of Education website - Best Start Best Life
A second year of Funded Four-Year-Old Kindergarten may be considered when a child shows delays in learning and development outcome areas, and when:
- the Kindergarten program is deemed to be the most appropriate learning program
- the child will achieve better outcomes at Kindergarten than if they go to school
For further information, visit Second Year of Funded Four-Year-Old Kindergarten.
Some services may operate under a trading name which includes the word "preschool" and not "kindergarten". The Shire aligns with the same terminology as the State Government by referring to all of our services as Kindergartens.