Wyndham City’s 3-year-old kindergarten & 3+ Activity Group program provide the opportunity for your child to socialise with an extended group of peers, and to participate in an educational program. This program will enhance learning and overall development to meet the individual needs of each pre-school child enrolled in the centre.

Attending our 3-year-old pre-kindergarten & 3+ Activity Group program also has the added benefit of preparing your child for the transition into the preschool year.

In our 3-year-old program, your child’s growing independence will be fostered, and their self-awareness and self-esteem nurtured. They will also be provided with developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for further challenge, and will be encouraged to explore relationships with others in a supportive and safe environment.

Wyndham offers a range of timetable and costs options across different services.

2019 3-Year-Old Kindergarten & 3+ Activity Group Enrolments are now ONLINE

Early Education Online Portal

A new online portal is available for families registering with the Wyndham City Early Education and Care Services Registration System.

Families who register through the portal will:

  • Receive an instant confirmation email as soon as you submit your registration;
  • Be able to easily upload your documents via your smart phone/tablet/computer;
  • Be able to complete the registration when it is most convenient to you, reducing the need to come into Council to lodge it;
  • Give you 24-hour access;
  • Reduce the need for paper, printing and postage costs;
  • Be able to view and respond to offers as soon as they are available. No need to wait for the post;
  • Be able to update your information without having to call or email;
  • Add children in later years to existing accounts;
  • If you cannot remember what your preferences are, you can access them from the portal.

After the registration is submitted, you will receive an email confirming the registration. A registration is not complete until a confirmation email is received.

To complete your registration, visit the Early Education Online Portal or download documents below.

2019 Fees and Charges

Registration Fees

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $25 per application.

Please note: The registration fee will be waived for the following groups:

  • Children eligible for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK);
  • If the child, parent or guardian is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent;
  • If the child, parent or guardian has refugee or asylum seeker status;
  • If the child is in an Out of Home Care arrangement including kinship or is known to Child Protection;
  • If the child, parent or guardian has a Commonwealth Health Care/Pension Card/Disability Pension or Visa. (A photocopy of the card/visa must be attached to your registration)

Term/Yearly Fees

  • 3-Hour Group: $335 per term / $1,340 per year
  • 4-Hour Group: $435 per term / $1,740 per year
  • 5-Hour Group: $535 per term / $2,140 per year
  • 6-Hour Group: $635 per term / $2,540 per year

Fee subsidies may apply for those attending Hoppers Crossing Children’s Centre

When is my child eligible for 3-Year-Old Kindergarten or 3+ Activity Group?

Your child must be three years of age by 30 April in the year that they are to attend a 3-year-old kindergarten or 3+ Activity Group program.

Child’s Date of Birth

Eligible Year for 3YO

1/05/2015 to 30/04/2016*

2019

1/05/2016 to 30/04/2017*

2020

1/05/2017 to 30/04/2018*

2021

1/05/2018 to 30/04/2019*

2022

1/05/2019 to 30/04/2020*

2023

*Your child must be 3 years of age, before starting 3-Year-Old Kindergarten or 3+ Activity Group. If your child turns 3 between the start of term 1 and 30 April, you have an option of paying the term fee to secure a place or otherwise you can go on a waiting list and will be offered a place if one is available once your child turns 3

What Documentation will I Need to Complete My Registration?

The following documentation must be provided with your Enrolment Registration. You will be able to upload these documents into the Portal.

Proof of Date of Birth

One of the following legal forms of proof of date of birth must be provided:

  • Your child’s Birth Certificate;
  • For non-Australian born children, please provide a travel document, which must indicate your child’s date of birth and the name of the parent(s)/guardian(s).

Proof of Address

For residents, proof of residency in Wyndham must be provided in one of the following ways:

  • Copy of a Rates Notice (issued within the last 12 months);
  • Copy of the relevant building permit if you are moving to Wyndham in the next three months;
  • Copy of a tenancy agreement or utility bull (issued within the last three months);
  • Copy of a current Health Care Card displaying current address.

Immunisation Record

Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register showing that your child is up to date with their immunisations.

Proof of Working, Studying or Using Childcare in Wyndham

For non-residents of Wyndham, enrolment applications can be submitted with some proof of working, studying or using childcare in Wyndham for a minimum of three days per week. Proof can be provided in the following ways:

  • Copy of a payslip/letter from employer;
  • Copy of a school/university enrolment;
  • Copy of a childcare payment receipt or Childcare Benefit letter from Centrelink.

Other families may apply, but should note that residents, ratepayers or families who work, study or use childcare in Wyndham will be given priority to access Kindergarten or 3+ Activity Group places.

Other Relevant Documentation

The following forms of documentation may be provided for ‘high priority children’:

  • Referral or letter from Child Protection, Child FIRST/Family Services, Maternal and Child Health Nurse;

  • Proof of attendance at Early Start Kindergarten;

  • Approval for Kindergarten Inclusion Support Package;

  • Referral or letter from a doctor, Early Intervention Service, other specialist agencies, a Maternal and Child Health Nurse or Enhanced Home Visiting Nurse regarding additional needs or significant medical conditions;

  • Child Disability Health Care Card

2019 Timetable

*3+ Activity Groups

Please note: This timetable is subject to change. 

HOPPERS CROSSING

CENTRE

EDUCATOR

GROUP

HOURS

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Hoppers Crossing
Children's Centre*

162 Heaths Road
Hoppers Crossing 3029

Diploma

Wallaby

3

 

9:00 - 12:00

 

 

 

Diploma

Goanna

4

9:30 - 1:30

 

 

 

 

Diploma

Rosella

4

 

9:30 - 1:30

 

 

 

Diploma

Bandicoot

4

 

 

9:30 - 1:30

 

 

Diploma

Platypus

5

9:00 - 2:00

 

 

 

 

Diploma

Emu

5

 

 

9:00 - 2:00

 

 

Karobran
64 Spring Drive
Hoppers Crossing 3029

Bachelor

Kookaburra

3

 

 

1:30 - 4:30

 

 

Wilmington
7-13 Wilmington Avenue
Hoppers Crossing 3029

Bachelor

Bunjil

3

 

 

 

 

8:30 - 11:30

Yerambooee
Community Centre*

55 Maple Crescent
Hoppers Crossing 3029

Diploma

Cockatoo

4

9:00 - 1:00

 

 

 

 

Diploma

Bilby

4

 

 

9:00 - 1:00

 

 

Diploma

Possum

4

 

 

 

9:00 - 1:00

 

WERRIBEE

College Road
34 College Road
Werribee 3030

Bachelor

Wombat

3

 

 

8:30 - 11:30

 

 

Thomas Chirnside
85-95 Walls Road
Werribee 3030

Bachelor

Bunjil

3

 

 

 

 

8:30 - 11:30

MANOR LAKES

Manor Lakes
86 Manor Lakes Blvd
Manor Lakes 3024

Bachelor

Koala

3

 

 

 

 

1:30 - 4:30

POINT COOK

Featherbrook
33-35 Windorah Drive
Point Cook 3030

Bachelor

Echidna

6

2:00 - 5:00

 

2:00 - 5:00

 

 

Jamieson Way
59 Jamieson Way
Point Cook 3030

Bachelor

Kangaroo

6

 

 

1:30 - 4:30

 

8:30 - 11:30

TRUGANINA

Arndell Park
29-49 Federation Blvd
Truganina 3029

Bachelor

Koala

3

 

 

 

 

1:30 - 4:30

 

No Jab No Play

The No Jab No Play legislation came into effect on 1 January 2016. Under this new legislation, children will be required to have their immunisations up to date or have an approved exemption in order to commence kindergarten or activity groups.

How does this affect enrolling children in Kindergarten or 3+ Activity Groups?

An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register must be produced prior to your child commencing Kindergarten or an activity group showing immunisations are up to date. This is a condition of being able to commence Kindergarten or activity group. Evidence of a catch-up program can be produced in cases where children are late with immunisations.

Immunisation History Statements can be requested at any time by contacting Medicare:

Wyndham City Council’s Immunisations Team is able to provide assistance to families obtaining the required immunisation evidence to commence Kindergarten or Activity Groups. Wyndham's Immunisation Officers can be contacted on 9742 0736 or immunisationteam@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Families who need further assistance on Kindergarten or Activity Group enrolments should contact an Enrolment Officer on 9742 8147 or kinderenrolments@wyndham.vic.gov.au to discuss their individual situation.

Immunisation schedule and catch up programs

A comprehensive childhood immunisation service is provided by Wyndham City and offered free to all children eligible for a Medicare Card. The Immunisations Team is available to discuss your child’s immunisation program and give the required vaccines.

Catch up programs can be tailored for children who are late with immunisations. Children from overseas can have their records transferred to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. It is preferred that families who wish to discuss transferring records from overseas notify the Immunisation Team before attending as the complexities of overseas immunisation can be time consuming. An appointment is usually made prior to attending a scheduled immunisation session.

Priority of Access Criteria

Wyndham City has developed an enrolment policy that:

  • Promotes fair and equitable access to Kindergarten programs and Activity Groups;
  • Supports all eligible children to access a Kindergarten program or Activity Group, including those who face barriers to participation;
  • Does not inadvertently present barriers to participation.

A points-based weighting system is used to allocate place. Preference will be given to enrolments received prior to the first-round enrolment closing date in the following order:

  • Child is eligible for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK);
  • Child, Parent or Guardian is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent;
  • Child, Parent or Guardian has Refugee or Asylum Seeker status;
  • Child is in an Out of Home Care arrangement including kinship or is known to Child Protection;
  • Child, Parent or Guardian has a Commonwealth Health Care/Pension Card/Disability Pension or Visa;
  • Child lives in a single parent/guardian household;
  • Children in families with non-English speaking parents/guardians;
  • Family lives, works, studies or attends child care in Wyndham.

Where two of more children have the same points value, the Central Enrolment System will allocate randomly.

Please Note: Council reserves the right to consider factors such as group size, group dynamics and other special considerations when allocating places to families to act in the best interest of all children and families

Early Start Kindergarten (ESK)

Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) provides free kindergarten to eligible three-year-old children. Wyndham City may be able to offer eligible children a Kindergarten place in a program for three-year-olds (when run by a qualified teacher) or a four-year-old program. Children are eligible for ESK if they are aged three by 30 April in the year they will be attending a Kindergarten program, and;

  • The child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; or
  • The family has had contact with Child Protection (or been referred by them to Child FIRST).

Late Applications

Applications submitted after 30 September are considered late applications and will not be included in the first round of allocations.

All applications will be included in subsequent allocation rounds, with a higher priority (or points value) given to applications received by the first round cut off of 30 September 2018.

For further details contact Wyndham City on 9742 8147 or kinderenrolments@wyndham.vic.gov.au

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