Kindergarten

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Kindergarten applications

Round one 2023 Kindergarten applications are closed. Round two is now open.

How to apply for your child's kindergarten place in 2023(PDF, 273KB)

2023 Kindergarten session times(PDF, 296KB)

Kindergarten Readiness Webinar - Getting ready for 3 year old kinder 

To enquire about 2022 kindergarten availability please contact centralapplication@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

2022 kindergarten session times and fees(PDF, 420KB)

Take a virtual tour around Council-run kindergartens

Click through the below to watch video tours, view facility photos and find out more about each of our kindergarten and pre-schools within the Surf Coast Shire:

 

To find the nearest funded kindergarten program you can use:

https://findakinder.educationapps.vic.gov.au

Find privately run services in the area on the Child Care Finder Website.


Which kindergarten is right for us?

Anglesea Kinder   Torquay Kinder

There are a number of kindergartens throughout the municipality, both Council-run and private, which offer your child the chance to learn and grow in a safe, happy environment. 

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who turn 3 or 4 years old by 30 April can attend kindergarten for up to 15 hours per week for free. Find out more on the Victorian Government's Education website

KMCC Kinder  Lorne Kinder

Further information for families

Kindergarten Information for Families - Frequently asked questions(PDF, 851KB)

Bush/Beach Kinder Information(PDF, 3MB) including 'Our Exclusive Sites', 'Our Amazing Programs' and 'Snapshot of the children's learning'

Junk Trunk Information(PDF, 1MB) including 'Our Recycle Station', 'The benefits for our kinder programs' and 'Sustainability Leadership'

Kindergarten Incursions and Excursions(PDF, 2MB) including photos and listing of current incursions and excursions

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  All of our council-run kindergartens are rated 'Exceeding' by the Australian Children's Education & Care quality Authority. They are members of the Sun Smart Early Childhood Program and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.