4 Year Old Enrolment

Thank you for your interest in our 4 year old program. Our experienced educators are committed to providing quality play based learning opportunities for your child.

To apply for either program applications are made the year prior to your child’s intended start date from 1st May to 30th June to be considered for a first round offer, however you can apply outside of these dates and if there are any available positions they will be offered or alternately you will be notified that your child is on a waitlist.

If you are applying for the 4 year old program please apply directly to Kingston Council by following the link provided below.

The Kindergarten has as open door policy so you are welcome to visit anytime to see a session in action and talk to our experienced educators, otherwise each year we have an open day which welcomes all parents and children to come along and check out the kindergarten please see our events page for additional information.

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Eligibility

Children turning four before the 30th of April in the year they start kindergarten can enrol.

Your child is entitled to receive one year of funded kindergarten in the year before school. Once your child is enrolled at Chelsea Heights Kinder, it means you have claimed your funded year of 4 year old kinder. 
You cannot be enrolled or attending a funded kindergarten program at another service.

If you or the educators hold concerns about your childs development, a second year of funded 4 year old kinder may be considered if they have a developmental delay in 2 or more areas.

Applications

You can apply online from the 1st of May the year prior to your child starting kinder. Applications for four year old kindergarten are managed by Kingston City Council - Central Registrations team. A small application fee is payable to Kingston City Council on submitting an application. No fee is payable for Health Care/Pension Card Holders.

Once you have filled out the online registration form if you need to make any amendments you can do so online at www.kingston.vic.gov.au/centralregistration or by calling them.

Application forms can be obtained from Kingston City Council website, or by clicking the button below.

Process

Children allocated a place will receive an email of offer from Kingston Council by mid July the year prior to starting kinder. To accept an offer, parent/guardians must respond by the date stated in their letter of offer to secure a place. Failure to do so will result in the allocated space being deemed as available for reallocation.

Families who wish to accept the placement must deposit a non refundable $100 to secure your child's place.

Children that have secured a place at the kinder will then be invited to a Meet & Greet day where they have another chance to see the kinder and meet follow class mates. This is usually held in Term 4.

Parents will also be invited to an adults only information & AGM night to explain more of the program and a chance for parents to have any questions answered, held in Term 4.

Through out this process you will be asked to return some paperwork including your child’s birth certificate, immunisation records, permission form and a confidential enrolment forms.

Group allocations

You request what group you would like when you fill out the registration form. Kingston Central registration team then allocate you based on their criteria. Unfortunately Chelsea Heights Kinder have no say on group allocations.

Waiting list

From time to time vacancies arise through children moving away or deferring kindergarten. A waiting list is maintained to fill vacancies. For the most up to date information on vacancies and the waiting list please email or call Kingston Central Registration officer. 

No Jab, No Play

From 1 January 2016, an early childhood education and care service cannot confirm enrolment of a child unless the parent/carer has provided documentation that shows the child:

• is fully vaccinated for their age; or

• is on a recognised catch-up schedule and is on track with the catchup schedule; or

• has a medical reason not to be vaccinated

 

Fees

We ask that fees are paid a term in advance as this ensures that funding is allocated where it needs to be, our fees do include excursions and incursions, we do however have some fundraising to help maintain and furnish our beautiful kindergarten.

*Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the committee of management, prices reflected are an indication only for your child per term, rate will be advised when a letter of offer is sent.

Sessional kindergartens don't qualify for CCS - Child Care subsidy.

 

2023 Timetable - 4's Possums & Wombats

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facebook

Feel free to join our 2023 Enrolments Facebook group to keep up to date.

Information Booklet

To Learn more about our kindergarten please read the information handbook

2022 Fees
Term Fees
Registration Fee
Total Term Fee*
Four Year Old Program (per term)
$460
$25
$485