Registrations are now open and will need to be submitted by 31 August 2022. Registrations for both Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten can be made by completing the online forms. There are currently approximately 30 kindergarten programs offered across the municipality, with a variety of locations and programs available to suit the individual needs of children and their family, a full list of providers is available online.
A central registration process for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten (two years before school), will follow the same process as Four-Year-Old Kindergarten (one year before school) registrations. Families wishing to attend Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will need to register via the council registration link and not through their provider of choice. Families will be allocated a place at a service provider, following the ‘Access of Criteria’ guideline.
Three-Year-Old and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten is free or low cost, for families that meet the eligibility criteria. If your child attends a kindergarten program in a long day care centre, fees may still apply, more information is available from your early childhood service.
This year the Victorian Government funded five hours a week for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. In 2023 the number of funded hours for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will increase to 15 hours.
Council facilitates kindergarten registrations for most funded kindergarten programs in Greater Shepparton. Registration forms are currently available on Council’s website.
For more information on kindergarten registrations visit Council’s website or visit bit.ly/2023KinderReg to register your child or contact Council on 03 5832 9700. Please note, Council is receiving a large amount of phone inquiries at present and there may be a wait time.