Wyndham City provides kindergarten programs throughout the municipality, with the number of services expanding over time to accommodate a growing population.

Kindergarten is a unique play-based environment that encourages learning through experimentation, trial and error, watching, listening and participating. To find out more about kindergarten and why your child should attend click here to download the About Kindergarten document from the Department of Education and Training.

Kindergarten Programs

Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

  • Independence and self-confidence
  • Social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way
  • Self-awareness and respect for others
  • Emotional skills, such as understanding their own feelings and those of others
  • Language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects
  • A joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, singing, dancing, drawing and making things together with other children their own age
  • Ability to make new friends
  • Exposure to new ideas and concepts

To find out more about choosing the right program for your child, click here to download Choosing a Kindergarten Program document provided by the Department of Education and Training.

When is my child eligible for Kindergarten?

Children are eligible for a Victorian State-funded year of Kindergarten in the year before they go to school. In Victoria, a child cannot attend more than one State Government funded Kindergarten program at the same time.

Your child must be four years of age by 30 April in the year that they are to attend Kindergarten.

Child's Date of BirthEligible Year
1/5/13 - 30/4/142018
1/5/14 - 30/4/152019
1/5/15 - 30/4/162020
1/5/16 - 30/4/172021

How do I know if my child ready for kindergarten?

Your child does not have to attend kindergarten as soon as they are eligible if you feel they might not be ready.

Some indicators you may wish to consider when thinking about sending your child to kindergarten include:

  • Are they able to actively join in other children's play?
  • Can they separate easily from me?
  • Are they able to express needs clearly and be understood?
  • Are they able to manage the equipment and playground at Kindergarten?
  • Do they have the stamina to attend a full session?

Wyndham City Kindergartens

Wyndham City currently operates programs from the following Kindergartens:

Centre

Address

Phone

Alamanda*

21 Prudence Parade, Point Cook

8353 1722

Arndell Park

29-49 Federation Boulevard, Truganina

8734 8900

College Road

34 College Road, Werribee

9741 2128

Dr Charles Prouse

5 Osterley Street, Werribee

9741 2551

Featherbrook

33-35 Windorah Drive, Point Cook

8353 4050

The Grange

260-280 Hogans Road, Hoppers Crossing

8742 8700

Heathdale

55-57 Kookaburra Road, Hoppers Crossing

9741 6486

Iramoo

60 Honour Avenue, Wyndham Vale

9741 1742

Jamieson Way

59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook

9395 7922

Karobran

64 Spring Drive, Hoppers Crossing

9748 7466

Little River

22 River Street, Little River

5283 1222

The Manor

186 Werribee Street North, Werribee

9741 4192

Mossfiel

3A Guinane Ave, off Mossfiel Drive, Hoppers Crossing

9749 2997

Penrose

83 Penrose Promenade, Tarneit

8734 4545

Point Cook CLC

1-21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook

9395 8322

Riverdene

28 Parramatta Road, Werribee

9741 6844

Saltwater

153 Saltwater Promenade, Point Cook

8376 5522

Tarneit

150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit

9748 4399

Tarneit Central *

21-23 Brinbrook Street, Tarneit

8742 2372

Thomas Chirnside

85-95 Walls Road, Werribee

9742 4825

Truganina East ELC**

49 Mainview Boulevard, Truganina

TBA

Vista Way

7 Vista Way, Wyndham Vale

9741 4029

Wilmington

7-13 Wilmington Avenue, Hoppers Crossing

9748 4025

Woodville Park

80 Woodville Park Drive, Hoppers Crossing

9749 3752

Wyndham Vale

86 Manor Lakes Boulevard, Manor Lakes

8734 8966

Yerambooee

55 Maple Crescent, Hoppers Crossing

9748 6321

**Not-for-profit community based service provider bestchance will manage and deliver the Kindergarten program at Truganina East.*Not-for-profit community based service provider Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) manages and delivers the Kindergarten programs at Alamanda and Tarneit Central Kindergartens, which are co-located on school sites.

If you wish to visit a Council Kindergarten, please phone the Centre to arrange an appointment time. Council only accepts applications for its own Kindergartens. Funded Kindergarten places are also available in community-based Kindergartens, long day care centres and some private schools. Families who wish to enrol in any of these services should contact those Centres directly.

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3½ - 4 year old Health Check

You need to make an appointment to see a Maternal and Child Health Nurse for your child’s 3½ - 4 year old Health Check and have them ready for Kindergarten. To book a visit complete the online registration form or call 9742 8148.

What happens at the Health Check?

During the appointment the Nurse will check your child’s:

  • Growth
  • Development
  • Oral health
  • Vision screening
  • Offer advice on parenting support, safety and kindergarten information.

If you are a parent or carer who receives an income support payment at any time during the financial year in which your child turns four, your child is required to undergo a health check.  If the health check is not completed, part or all of your Family Tax Benefit Part A Supplement for your child will be withheld.

For more information visit the Department of Social Services.

Universal Access

Universal access to early childhood education ensures that a quality, early childhood education program is available for all children in the year before full time school. Wyndham City offers families a range of kindergarten programs delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher for 15 hours per week or 600 hours a year.

The ongoing provision of 15 hours of kindergarten per week is subject to Federal and State Government funding with a decision to be made in the middle of 2017. Depending on this decision, programs may be changed to 10 hour of kindergarten per week, and as such a new timetable will be released. 

We ask for your help to campaign the government and ensure this essential funding reaches our children. To sign the petition, please click here

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.

How does this affect enrolling children in Kindergarten in 2018?

An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register or Immunisation Status Certificate from a medical practitioner must be produced prior to your child commencing Kindergarten showing immunisations are up to date. This is a condition of being able to commence Kindergarten. 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. Wyndham's Immunisation Officers can be contacted on 9742 0736 or immunisationteam@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Families who need further assistance on Kindergarten enrolment 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.

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