Kindergarten

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Round 1 Kindergarten applications for 2020 closed on16 June 2019. Round 2 is now open.

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If you need to change or confirm your application, email us at centralapplication@surfcoast.vic.gov.au.

Kindergarten Information for Families(PDF, 367KB) including 'Is My Child Ready?', 'How will my child learn and be supported?' and 'How much will it cost?'

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

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

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Council-run kindergartens:

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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 Sunsmart Early Childhood Program and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.