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Kindergartens (Preschools)

Child care in the City of Maribyrnong

Kindergartens (preschools) provide a service for children who turn four years of age before the 30th of April. Kindergartens provide a caring and educational program that promotes the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of the child. Programs are sensitive to the needs, cultural background and values of families. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.

Parents play an important part in the day to day administration of kindergartens as members of the Committee of Management. The opportunity exists for parents to be actively involved in their child's development by participating in the program.

Fees are determined by the kindergarten. A fee subsidy may be available from the State Government (for details refer to Fee Subsidy link below).

Child's Date of Birth 3 year old program 4 year old kindergarten
1 May 2013 - 30 April 2014 2017 2018
1 May 2014 - 30 April 2015 2018 2019
1 May 2015 - 30 April 2016 2019 2020
1 May 2016 - 30 April 2017 2020 2021
1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018 2021 2022
1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019 2022 2023

Kindergarten and Activity Program Registration

Council accepts registrations for three year old programs and four year old funded kindergarten programs in the municipality through the Central Registration System.

Three year year old programs and four year old kindergarten applications should be completed and submitted before 30 June in the year before attending kindergarten to be considered for first round offers.

This translated flyer contains information about registering for kindergarten.

Which Kindergarten is Best for You

Venue and Contact Four Year Old Kindergarten Three Year Old Program
Angliss Children's Centre
13 Vipont St, Footscray 3011
9689 9844
Angliss Children's Centre Web Site
Yes No
Braybrook Early Learning Centre
107-139 Churchill Ave, Braybrook 3019
9188 5880
Yes Yes
Brenbeal Children's Centre
8 Rayner Street, Footscray 3011
9317 8244
Yes No
Cherry Crescent Preschool
1 Cherry Crescent, Braybrook 3019
9311 2207
Yes Yes
Clare Court Children's Service
30 Court Street Yarraville 3013
9314 7886
Yes Yes
Dobson Kindergarten
23 Burns Street, Maidstone 3012
8199 6336
Yes Yes
Hyde Street Kindergarten
10a Hyde Street, Footscray 3011
9687 3894
Yes Yes
Kingsville Kindergarten
Hansen Reserve, Roberts Street, Footscray 3011
9315 2008
Yes Yes
Maribyrnong Kindergarten
5 Warrs Road, Maribyrnong 3032
9317 9083
Yes Yes
Merriwa Kindergarten
60a Bishop Street, Yaraville 3013
9314 2265
Yes Yes
Nth Maidstone Kindergarten
145 Mitchell Street, Maidstone 3012
9317 9987
Yes Yes
Scots Presbyterian Kindergarten
141 Essex Street, Footscray West 3012
9687 3446
Yes Yes
Yarraville Community Kindergarten
2 Norfolk Street Yarraville 3013
9687 5774
Yes Yes

The following table indicates when a child is eligible to attend a three-year-old program and funded four-year-old kindergarten.

Kindergarten Support

The Preschool Field Officer (PSFO) provides specialist support to ensure children with additional needs are included in State Government funded kindergartens. The program assists children with disabilities.

The PSFO is able to respond to requests from anyone involved in the care and education of children with additional needs.

For more information about kindergarten support contact:
Preschool Field Officer
9688 0200

Programs for Three Year Old Children

Families can register directly with the Central Registration System for programs for three year old children .

Families currently on CRS can add kindergarten for three year old children to their details by contacting CRS on 9688 0116 or via email stating their child’s name, date of birth and list of kindergartens in order of preference .

Children attending programs for three year olds are not automatically allocated a place at the same service or given priority for kindergarten when they turn 4. All children must be registered for four year old kindergarten on the CRS to be considered for a kindergarten offer.

Three year old kindergarten offers will be made by Council in September 2015 for the 2016 program.

Activity Programs for Three Year Olds not on CRS

West Footscray Neighbourhood House
Level 1, 539 Barkly Street, West Footscray 3012
9687 3345

Yarraville Community Centre
59-61 Francis Street, Yarraville 3013
9687 1560

Find Kindergartens Close to You

To find out which Kindergarten is closest to your home enter your address into the service locator.

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