Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten places for Council-managed Kindergartens and those that are part of Wyndham City’s Central Registration Scheme are allocated through Wyndham’s Central Registration System.

This centralised service allows families to indicate their preferences for several kindergartens and groups at the one time rather than having to apply for each individual service.

Please note that a new registration and enrolment system has been implemented.

Register for Kindergarten

The collection and use of your personal and/or health information and that of your child is required to complete this registration form. For more information please see Wyndham City Council's Privacy Policy.

Registrations are not given priority based upon your date of submission. For further information on our Priority Of Access policy, please refer to the 'Starting Kindergarten guide' below.

Starting Kindergarten Guide

Kindergarten Open Days

Wyndham Kindergartens will be open for you to visit before you register your child for Free Kindergarten in 2025.

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Two Years are Better Than One - discover the power of educational play based learning and development

Evidence based research consistently shows that two years of kindergarten are better than one. So, the Victorian Government is investing in funding kindergarten programs for all three-year-olds as of 2022. This program has already rolled out across Victoria and from 2022, Wyndham children can access five hours a week for their first year kindergarten, which will be progressively scaled up to 15 hours a week by 2029.

After consulting with our community, educators, and our Early Years partners, Wyndham is proud to offer some selected extended hour programs (7.5 hour, 10 hour and 15 hour) across our municipality for 2023 that will be funded by The Department of Education and Training.

Eligibility

First Year of Kindergarten

The first year of kindergarten is a one-year program for 3 year old children, delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher in the year before they are eligible to attend their second year of kindergarten (4 years old).

To be eligible for the free kindergarten program children need to turn 3 by the 30th of April in the year they are to attend their first year of kindergarten.

Please Note: Your child must be 3 years of age, before starting their first year of kindergarten. If your child turns 3 between the start of term 1 and 30th of April, your child will not be able to commence kindergarten until their 3rd birthday. 

Second Year of Kindergarten

The second year of kindergarten is a program for 4 year old children, delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher in the year before they are eligible to commence primary school.

To be eligible for the free kindergarten program children need to turn 4 by the 30th of April in the year they are to attend their second year of kindergarten.

Use the calculator on https://www.vic.gov.au/give-your-child-the-best-start-in-life and enter your child's birthdate to find out what year your child can start their first year or second year of kindergarten.

In Victoria, a child cannot attend more than one State Government funded free kindergarten program (first year or second year) at the same time.

Key Age Calculator

Example Documentations

Proof of Date of Birth:   

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Proof of Address:

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Immunisation Record:

Immunisation Record

 

 

 

How to Register for 2024 Kindergarten

Registrations for 2024 Kindergarten will be accepted from 1 March 2023.

View the 2024 Kindergarten Timetable

Online:

Wyndham City’s Early Education & Care Services Online Registration Form is available for families registering with Wyndham City for the first time.

If you are applying for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) or a second year of 4-year-old Kindergarten or have previously registered and cancelled the registration, please contact a Child and Family Support Assistant on 1300 370 567.

Should you require any assistance please contact a Child and Family Support Assistant on 1300 370 567.

Paper Form:

2024 Kindergarten Registration Form

Email: kinderenrolments@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Post: Wyndham City Early Education & Care Services, P.O Box 197, Werribee VIC 3030

In Person:

  • Wyndham City Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee VIC 3030
  • Manor Lakes Community Centre, 86 Manor Lakes Boulevard, Manor Lakes
  • Tarneit Community Centre, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit
  • Point Cook Community Centre, 1 -21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook

Registration Fee

Families are required to pay a non-refundable Registration Fee of $40 *Subject to change.

Registration Fee is waived for families that meet the following criteria:

  • Children eligible for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK); or
  • If the child, parent or guardian is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
  • If the child, parent or guardian has refugee or asylum seeker status; or
  • If the child is in an Out of Home Care arrangement including kinship or is known to Child Protection; or
  • If the child, parent or guardian has one of the following cards/visa’s:
    • Immigration Card (current of expired)
    • A Commonwealth Health Care Card;
    • A Child Disability Health Care Card;
    • A Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card;
    • A Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or White Card;
    • Refugee or Asylum Seeker Visa (200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 449,785, 786, 790 or 866);Bridging Visa for any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visas.

Please Note: A photocopy of the card/visa must be attached to your registration

The Victorian government is rolling out a program for all three year old children to attend funded kindergarten​. It will be available in certain areas from 2020, and across the state, including Wyndham from 2022.

The collection and use of your personal and/or health information and that of your child is required to complete this registration form. For more information, please see Wyndham City Council's Privacy Policy.

How to register for 2025 Kindergarten

Registrations for 2025 Kindergarten will be accepted from 1 March 2024

View the 2025 Kindergarten Timetable

Online:

Wyndham City’s Early Education & Care Services Online Registration Form is available for families registering with Wyndham City for the first time. Families with a current 3-year-old child placed in 2024 will be able to reapply through the online registration form.

If you are applying for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) or a second year of 4-year-old Kindergarten or have previously registered and cancelled the registration, please contact a Child and Family Support Assistant on 1300 370 567.

Should you require any assistance please contact a Child and Family Support Assistant on 1300 370 567.

Paper Form:

2025 Kindergarten Registration Form

Email: kinderenrolments@wyndham.vic.gov.au

Post: Wyndham City Early Education & Care Services, P.O Box 197, Werribee VIC 3030

In Person:

  • Wyndham City Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee VIC 3030
  • Manor Lakes Community Centre, 86 Manor Lakes Boulevard, Manor Lakes
  • Tarneit Community Centre, 150 Sunset Views Boulevard, Tarneit
  • Point Cook Community Centre, 1 -21 Cheetham Street, Point Cook

Registration Fee

Families are required to pay a non-refundable Registration Fee of $40 *Subject to change.

Registration Fee is waived for families that meet the following criteria:

  • Children eligible for Early Start Kindergarten (ESK); or
  • If the child, parent or guardian is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; or
  • If the child, parent or guardian has refugee or asylum seeker status; or
  • If the child is in an Out of Home Care arrangement including kinship or is known to Child Protection; or
  • If the child, parent or guardian has one of the following cards/visa’s:
    • Immigration Card (current of expired)
    • A Commonwealth Health Care Card;
    • A Child Disability Health Care Card;
    • A Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card;
    • A Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or White Card;
    • Refugee or Asylum Seeker Visa (200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 449,785, 786, 790 or 866);Bridging Visa for any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visas.

Please Note: A photocopy of the card/visa must be attached to your registration

The Victorian government is rolling out a program for all three year old children to attend funded kindergarten​. It will be available in certain areas from 2020, and across the state, including Wyndham from 2022.

The collection and use of your personal and/or health information and that of your child is required to complete this registration form. For more information, please see Wyndham City Council's Privacy Policy.

The benefits of registering through Wyndham City’s Online Portal

In 2018, Wyndham City introduced its first Kindergarten Online Portal. The online portal is available for families registering for either 3-Year-Old & 3+ Activity Groups or 4-Year-Old Kindergarten which are run by Wyndham City or those part of Wyndham’s Central Registration Scheme.

Families who register through the portal will:

  • Receive an instant confirmation email as soon as they submit their registration;
  • Be able to easily upload 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;
  • Be able to access the portal 24-hours;
  • 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;
  • Have access to current preferences, if you cannot remember.

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

No Jab No Play – Victorian Government Legislation

No Jab No Play is a Victorian Government legislation to help protect children from serious and possibly life-threatening illnesses.

The No Jab No Play legislation came into effect on 1 January 2016.

Before enrolling a child in kindergarten, services must first obtain evidence that the child is up to date with all vaccinations that are due for their age, or that they are able to receive.  

In 2018, the legislation was amended so that an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is the only form of documentation accepted for the purpose of enrolling in kindergarten.

Previous forms of documentation, for example a letter from a GP or local council, are no longer accepted. 

How do I get an immunisation record?

You can print a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from you myGOV account. If you have difficulty getting a copy via your myGOV account you can:

What do I do if my child’s vaccinations are not up to date?

If your child's vaccinations are not up to date, then you should consult your GP or contact Council’s immunisation team about bringing their vaccinations up to date.

Once your child is up to date with their vaccinations, you can request an updated Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register. The updated Immunisation History Statement shows that vaccines are 'up-to-date' and needs to be provided to your kindergarten service to confirm your child’s enrolment.

After enrolment parent/carers will need to provide their child’s kindergarten service with a new Immunisation History Statement whenever their child receives (or was due to receive) immunisation/s after enrolment, or as a requested.

What if my child has a valid medical reason for not being fully vaccinated?  

Some children may be exempt from the requirement to be fully vaccinated on medical grounds. If your child has a valid medical reason they cannot be vaccinated, a GP needs to complete and sign a Medicare Immunisation Exemption Medical Contraindication Form and send it to the Australian Immunisation Register.

You can then obtain an updated Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register that indicates that your child is up-to-date will all the vaccines they can have, and lists the vaccines they cannot have due to a medical contraindication. You will then need to provide the updated statement to the kindergarten service to confirm enrolment.

If you have questions or concerns about immunisation or particular vaccines, please consult your GP or Council’s immunisation team.

For further information on immunisation medical exemptions, please visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/immunisation-medical-exemptions?context=60001

What if I cannot get a statement?

In some circumstances, children are eligible to enrol in a service under a 16 week ‘support period’ (also known as the ‘grace period’) without having proof of up-to-date immunisation. The support period provision allows your child to start at the service while you arrange to get a current Immunisation History Statement. The kindergarten service can advise if this applies to you before commencement or during the enrolment process.

If you have any queries about meeting the immunisation requirements for kindergarten enrolment in Wyndham, please contact a Child and Family Support Assistant on 1300 370 567 or email kinderenrolments@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

For more information about the No Jab No Play legislation or kindergarten and immunisation, please visit:

For information about the immunisation documentation required for kindergarten registration and enrolment, please visit What documentation will I need to complete my registration? (see drop down above)

If you have any queries about meeting the immunisation requirements for kindergarten enrolment, please contact a Child and Family Support Assistant on 1300 370 567 or email kinderenrolments@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Early Start Kindergarten (ESK)

Early Start Kindergarten (ESK) provides a kindergarten program to eligible three-year-old children. Wyndham City Council may be able to offer eligible children a kindergarten place in a three or four year old program. Children are eligible for ESK if they are aged three by 30th of April in the year they will be attending kindergarten, 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) or
  • In Out-of-home care*; or
  • Child/Parent have Refugee or Asylum Seeker status**.

To find out more and to access translated information on the benefits of Early Start Kindergarten visit https://www.vic.gov.au/early-start-kindergarten.

Download the 2025 ESK Registration Form

Download the 2024 ESK Registration Form

Please note: For Early Start Kindergarten applications please complete a paper registration form or contact a Child and Family Support Assistant 1300 370 567 for more information on how to register your child.

* Out-of-home care is the term used to describe the placement of children away from their parents due to concerns that they are at risk of significant harm.

** Eligible Visa Subclasses: 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 449, 785, 786, 790, 866, Bridging visa for any of the previously listed visas, ImmiCard

Supporting Aboriginal children and their families

Koorie Kids Shine is a program that promotes the value of kindergarten to Aboriginal parents and community. Aboriginal children aged three and four are eligible for 15 hours of free kindergarten each week. To be eligible, a child must turn three or four years old by 30 April in the year they go to kindergarten. 

Help us spread the word about Koorie Kids Shine by sharing our social media posts, content and videos visit the Education Victoria website.

Preschool Field Officer Service (PSFO)

The Preschool Field Officer (PSFO) program contributes to the provision of a quality Early Childhood program that can meet the diverse needs of all children.

The PSFO Service is designed to deliver professional support and consultation. It aims to build the capacity of early childhood educators to provide for the inclusion and participation of children with additional needs in funded kindergarten programs. 

The PSFO service is funded by both the Department of Education (DET) and Wyndham City Council, who manage and deliver the service with no additional cost to families.

Who is the target group for the PSFO service?

  • 3 or 4 year old children with additional needs attending a government funded kindergarten program.
  • This also includes children in receipt of Early Start Kindergarten funding who are attending a three-year old kindergarten program delivered by a degree qualified early childhood educator.

ECEI/NDIS

If a child’s development is supported by a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or early childhood intervention continuity of support provider, it is expected that the early childhood educator, in consultation with the family, will seek support from this provider in the first instance.  If the educator has made all efforts but been unable to engage these supports, an educator can submit a support request to the Wyndham PSFO Service.

Who are Children with Additional Needs?

The PSFO program defines children with additional needs as children in an education and care setting presenting with developmental concerns.  Developmental concerns may be associated with any area of a child’s development, such as; 

  • challenging behaviours
  • speech, language or communication delays
  • social and emotional difficulties
  • a diagnosed disability

What does capacity building of early childhood educators mean?

The PSFO capacity building approach recognises and respects the expertise and ongoing role of the early childhood educator in supporting children’s learning and development by supporting early childhood educators. Support may include:

  • Information, resources, program strategies, coaching, modelling of specific skills;
  • Identification of referral pathways;
  • Contributing to recognising the child’s capabilities as well as their learning and development needs.

Do PSFOs work with families?

PSFOs work within the context of the early childhood program.  The PSFO does not directly deliver intervention to a child within the early childhood setting but acts as a consultant and coach to the early childhood educator.

How to request support from the PSFO Service

Talk to your child’s Kindergarten Educator about the possibility of them obtaining support from the PSFO Service. Please contact the Wyndham City PSFO Service on 9742 8199 if you have any questions or visit our website HERE

Maternal and Child Health – 3.5-year-old – 4-year-old Key Aged and Stage Visits

Has your child had their 3.5-year-old - 4-year-old key age and stage visit?

If not, help your child get ready for Kindergarten and make an appointment to see a Maternal & Child Health Nurse.

How to make a booking

You can:

Phone: 1300 370 567

Online:Key Age Booking Form

What happens at the developmental 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.

Provide Feedback (Complaint/Compliment)

Your feedback is very important in helping Wyndham City to deliver a quality kindergarten experience for our families.  We welcome both positive and constructive feedback as this helps us to improve our services for the future.

If you have a compliment or complaint about the kindergarten registration process, please submit your feedback by clicking on the button below.

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