Kindergarten

Please note: all kindergarten services will return to onsite learning as of Monday 5 October.

Kindergarten aims to advance each child’s learning and to optimise the development of key skills. Council supports the access and participation of all children into a four year old kindergarten program, in the year prior to school entry. For three year old kindergarten, contact the kinder directly.

Kindergarten is designed to:

  • engage each child as an effective learner
  • promote communication, learning and thinking
  • build positive relations and
  • enhance identity

 

Introducing the parent portal

Kindergarten applications will now be linked to a parent portal.  This will provide you with access to your processed application by enabling you to:

  • make changes to Kindergarten preferences (prior to first round offers)
  • acceptance of offer (after offer letters have been received)
  • decline an offer (after offer letters have been received)
  • cancel a placement.

Parent portal - in order to access the parent portal you will need to use your application ID.
Please note: your application ID will be included in your confirmation that you will receive from Council within 4 weeks after you submit your application.

 

2021 Kindergarten applications!

Do you have a child who will be ready to attend 4 year old kindergarten in 2021? Submit your application online now.

Melton City Council has licence agreements with a number of external early year’s organisations who provide and manage kindergarten operations within council owned facilities. A tendering process for these agreements is carried out every five years to ensure quality management and continuous improvement. We are currently conducting this process and successful providers for kindergarten services will be announced mid-September.

Following this, Council will forward family details on to the relevant provider and they will begin making contact regarding timetables, fees and orientation for 2021. Please allow time for this process to occur.

2021 Kindergarten Enrolments

Enrol online for Kindergarten 2021

Your child must be 4 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Kindergarten to be eligible for a funded 4 year old kindergarten place.

  • The application fee for 2021 is $30.

Supporting documentation

Council is unable to process application forms without the following:

  • proof of residency within the Melton City Council
  • copy of child’s birth certificate (if the birth certificate is unavailable, a copy of another official document such as an immunisation record or passport will be accepted.)
  • $30.00 application fee

If you are unable to complete the online application, print and fill out the 2021 Kindergarten Application form(PDF, 5MB) and return to us via:

Post: Melton Civic Centre, PO Box 21, Melton 3337.

or email: kindergartens@melton.vic.gov.au

Download the 2021 Kindergarten Application Booklet(PDF, 5MB).    

DUE TO COVID -19  RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURE OF COUNCIL FACILITIES, HARD COPY APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE MELTON CIVIC CENTRE OR MELTON AND CAROLINE SPRINGS LIBRARIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Introducing the parent portal

Kindergarten applications will now be linked to a parent portal.  This will provide you with access to your processed application by enabling you to:

  • make changes to Kindergarten preferences (prior to first round offers)
  • acceptance of offer (after offer letters have been received)
  • decline an offer (after offer letters have been received)
  • cancel a placement.

Parent portal - in order to access the parent portal you will need to use your application ID.
Please note: your application ID will be included in your confirmation that you will receive from Council within 4 weeks after you submit your application.

2020 Kindergarten Enrolments

Enrol online for Kindergarten 2020

Your child must be 4 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Kindergarten to be eligible for a funded 4 year old kindergarten place.

  • The application fee for 2020 is $29.

Supporting documentation

Council is unable to process application forms without the following:

  • proof of residency within the Melton City Council
  • copy of child’s birth certificate (if the birth certificate is unavailable, a copy of another official document such as an immunisation record or passport will be accepted.)
  • $29.00 application fee

If you are unable to complete the online application, print and fill out the 2020 Kindergarten Application(PDF, 4MB)  form and return to us via:

Post: Melton Civic Centre, PO Box 21, Melton 3337.

or email: kindergartens@melton.vic.gov.au

Download the 2020 Kindergarten Application Booklet(PDF, 4MB)

DUE TO COVID -19  RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURE OF COUNCIL FACILITIES, HARD COPY APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE MELTON CIVIC CENTRE OR MELTON AND CAROLINE SPRINGS LIBRARIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Introducing the parent portal

Kindergarten applications will now be linked to a parent portal.  This will provide you with access to your processed application by enabling you to:

  • make changes to Kindergarten preferences (prior to first round offers)
  • acceptance of offer (after offer letters have been received)
  • decline an offer (after offer letters have been received)
  • cancel a placement.

Parent portal - in order to access the parent portal you will need to use your application ID.
Please note: your application ID will be included in your confirmation that you will receive from Council within 4 weeks after you submit your application.

Kindergarten checklist

Kindergarten checklist in English(DOCX, 69KB)

Other languages:
Kindergarten checklist in Cantonese(DOCX, 49KB)
Kindergarten checklist in Dinka(PDF, 771KB)
Kindergarten checklist in Spanish(PDF, 541KB)
Kindergarten checklist in Vietnamese(PDF, 590KB)

 

Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) is a grant funded by the Department of Education and Training that provides eligible three-year-old children with access to 15 hours of kindergarten per week for free or at low cost.

This grant is available in both long day care and sessional services where the kindergarten program is delivered by a qualified teacher.

Eligibility:

  • Children who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • Children known to Child Protection or who have been referred to Child FIRST.

For further information visit Early Start Kindergarten.

 

Children with additional needs

Does you child have additional needs? Learn about our Preschool Field Officer Program.

Other information

List of local kindergartens

Change of information(DOCX, 40KB)

Four Year Old Kindergarten Enrolment Policy(DOCX, 58KB)

Department of Education and Training

For more information, contact Council's Kindergarten Enrolment Officer on 9747 7284, or by email at kindergartens@melton.vic.gov.au

For any information regarding kindergarten session times, fees or three year old kindergarten contact the Kindergartens directly.

If sessional kindergarten hours do not meet the needs of your family, a funded kindergarten program in a Long Day Care centre may meet your needs. Please contact Long Day Care Centres directly.