Croydon North Kindergarten will be offering free kinder for its three-year-old and four-year-old programs in 2023 as part of the Victorian Government's initiative.
For more information about free kinder, including a calculator about when your child can start kindergarten, visit https://www.vic.gov.au/give-your-child-the-best-start-in-life
Eligibility for Free Kinder in 2023
The Victorian Government provides funding to support children to access a high quality kindergarten program in the two years before they start school. This helps to ensure all Victorian children get the best start in life.
In line with the Victorian Government's requirements for Free Kinder, each child may attend one year of 3 year old kindergarten, followed by one year of 4 year old kindergarten.
Your child can only attend a funded kindergarten program at one service at any one time, and children are only able to access one year in a 3 year old kinder program and one year in a 4 year old kinder program.
If you are concerned about your child's readiness for kindergarten or school, or they are in the younger age group of being born in January-April, we encourage you to call the kinder and have a conversation with one of our teachers about the best time to start your child at 3 year old kinder.
The Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association (MIKA) provides a central enrolment system for both three and four year old kindergarten, on behalf of its 21 member kindergartens, including Croydon North Kindergarten.
ENROLMENTS FOR 2023 ARE NOW OPEN
Enrolments are taken from 1 March until 30 June for attendance the following year, late applications will still be accepted but held in order of receipt and subject to availability.
The MIKA Central Enrolment Office can be contacted on
0449 997 488 or follow the links below for further information on the enrolment process.
Is your child up to date with their immunisations? The Victorian Government’s new No Jab, No Play law requires all Victorian children to have a record of immunisation to be enrolled in childcare and kindergarten, unless they have a medical reason.
For more information
about immunisation, click here
or contact Immunisation Services