Kindergarten Enrolment Information

It is important for parents to consider when is the best time for their child to start school - as this will determine the best time to attend kindergarten, (DET, 2011). For more information about kindergartens visit the Department of Education and Training website.

Kindergarten Applications for 2019

All kindergarten enrolments for 2019 need to be submitted by 30 June 2018 to be included in first round offers for three year old and four year old kindergarten programs.

Applications submitted after this date will be accepted and processed later in the year.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Kindergarten Application page. Hard copies are also available at Council's Customer Service Centres and the Family and Children's Services office at Normanby Street, Warragul.

For more information about kindergarten enrolments in Baw Baw Shire Council please phone 5624 2540 or email the Kindergarten Enrolment Officer.

Kinder Management and Fee Information

Council does not operate or manage any of the kindergartens in Baw Baw Shire. They are operated by an Early Years Manager in accordance with the State Government's Early Years Management policy framework.

Fee structures are set by the individual Early Years Managers which operate the kinder. 

Four year old kinder places are heavily subsidised by a combination of State and Federal funding. The fee charged to parents is a gap fee, not the full cost of delivering the program.

For families on eligible concession cards, the program is free to access. For those without a concession card but unable to pay in full, payment plans are available. 

For further information, please phone 5624 2540 or email the Kindergarten Enrolment Officer.