Apply for Kindergarten

Kindergarten is Free

As part of the Victorian State Governments ongoing commitment to early years, to ensure every child gets the best start in life, from 2023 kindergarten will be free for both three and four year old programs.

Kindergarten Drop In Sessions

Visit us at any of our drop in sessions if you need support completing your kindergarten enrolment form, updating your preferences, or want to know more about the kindergarten program.  Refer to our Drop In Session(PDF, 499KB) schedule to choose a time that works best for you.

Apply for Kindergarten

Step 1.Nominate Three Kindergartens

You will be asked to nominate three kindergarten preferences as part of your application. Please choose kindergartens that you would be willing to accept a place at. You are welcome to contact any kindergarten you are interested in to arrange a tour to help you decide what will best suit you and your child. 

Step 2.Prepare your application

You will need to complete a separate registration:

  • form for each child in your care (e.g. twins).
  • for each year your child attends kindergarten

Step 3.Complete your Kindergarten Registration Online

Complete the Online Kindergarten Registration Form

Please refer to the Kindergarten Enrolment Policy(PDF, 303KB) for more information on eligibility or call 03 9205 2538.

Expressions of Interest

Kindergarten Expressions of Interest

Registrations for Kindergarten are always open.  You are welcome to complete an Expression of Interest for a future kindergarten placement for your child if they are not yet eligible for kindergarten.

Refer to the table below to check your child's eligibility:

Born Between
Eligible for
4YO
Kindergarten
Eligible for
3YO
Kindergarten
1 Jan 2018 & 30 April 2018 2022 or 2023
1 May 2018 & 30 April 2019 2023
1 Jan 2019 & 30 April 2019 2023 or 2024 2022 or 2023
1 May 2019 & 30 April 2020 2024 2023
1 Jan 2020 & 30 April 2020 2024 or 2025 2023 or 2024
1 May 2020 & 30 April 2021 2025 2024
1 Jan 2021 & 30 April 2021 2025 or 2026 2024 or 2025
1 May 2021 & 30 April 2022 2026 2025
1 Jan 2022 & 30 April 2022 2026 or 2027  2025 or 2026

 

If you complete and Expression of Interest, you will be kept up to date with kindergarten information and be notified when the application process opens for your child's enrolment year.

Complete the Expression of Interest Form

What happens after submitting my child’s application?

Offers are made to families based on their selected kindergarten preference from August the year before they start kindergarten. 

Families have seven days to accept or decline an offer. 

If there are no places available at your preferred kindergarten, we will let you know of places available at other kindergartens. You may choose one of them or remain on a waiting list 

If you have queries regarding the offer, please contact kindergarten@hume.vic.gov.au

Kindergarten Timetables

All programs and timetables are subject to change.

Please use the map at the link below to locate Hume City Council Kindergartens and view the kindergarten programs, planned days and hours of operation.  The map shows the Hume Local Community areas. 

To locate a service on the map, please enter your home address and the services nearest to you will appear.  You may click on each service on the map to view the planned session days and times.  

Session Days and Times

 

2024 Kindergarten Term Dates

Term 1
       
Term 2
Start Date - January 2024       Start Date - 15 April 2024
(*Date TBD - you will be advised  End Date - 28 June 2024
by your child's service)

End Date - 28 March 2024

Term 3
Term 4
Start Date - 15 July 2024 Start Date - 7 October 2024
End Date - 20 September 2024 End Date - 20 December 2024

Important Information

  • Three-year-old sessions will be delivered as either 7.5 hours per week or 15 hours per week.
  • Children must be three years of ages before starting kindergarten.
  • Four-year-old sessions are delivered 15 hours per week.
  • Families are asked to select three locations that you are willing to attend.
  • Updating preferences will not change your initial registration date recorded on the system.

If you have any questions or concerns please email kindergarten@hume.vic.gov.au or call 9205 2538, alternatively phone 9205 2200.

Statement of commitment

Hume City Council is a child safe organisation with a zero tolerance for child abuse. Council actively listens to and supports children to be strong, confident and self-determined citizens. Council provides a safe working environment that values child safety, diversity and inclusion for all children aged 0 – 18 and adheres to the Victorian Child Safe Standards and related legislation. For more information view Child Safe and Wellbeing.