Registration for 3-year-old kindergarten

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Please note: there is a delay with processing - you will receive an acknowledgement as soon as the issue is resolved.

Registration for 3-year-old kindergarten

Register for 3-year-old kindergarten in 2023

Register for 3-year-old kindergarten in 2024

*Please note that the Riviera Preschool will be undergoing significant infrastructure works in 2023, therefore will not be running a three or four year old program at this site. The children enrolled with Community Kinders Plus to attend Riviera, will be relocated to a kindergarten facility at 6 Buna Avenue, Seaford.

Offers for 3-year-old kindergarten for 2024

Offer letters for 3-year-old kindergarten will be emailed to families from Monday, 2 October 2023.

Families will receive their offer letters via email and the letter will contain instructions on how to accept or decline the offer.

If you want to change your preference please or make updates to your registration please contact the Kindergarten and Registration Liaison Officer on 9784 862 or email

On-time registrations close on Saturday, 30 September 2023 at 5:00pm.  Registrations can be submitted after that date and will still be processed but will not receive the same priority as On-Time Registrations received before 30 September 2023. 

Kindergartens set their own timetables and organise the groups and session times.  If you want to know what they offer please contact the kindergarten directly.

What Does It Cost?

The Victorian Government is investing up to $169.6 million to offer Free Kinder in 2023(PDF, 202KB) , to give our kids the best start in life and has announced it will fully fund 3-year-old kindergarten programs as of 2022. 

For more information on funded 3-year-old kinder for your child, visit: 

Where Is It offered?

Most kindergartens within the Frankston municipality offer a 3-year-old kindergarten program.

Nominating kindergarten preferences 

You are only required to nominate one (1) kindergarten preference. Due to limited availability you are not guaranteed to receive a place at your preferred kindergarten.  If there are no vacancies at your preferred kindergarten you will be added to that waiting list.  You can only be on ONE list – you cannot be on multiple waiting lists and you cannot accept an offer of a place at one kindergarten and also be on a waiting list for another kindergarten.

Do NOT submit multiple registrations for different kindergartens.  Only one registration per child per year.  If you need to amend an existing registration please contact the Kindergarten and Registration Liaison Officer on 9784 1862 or email

If you would like to inquire further about kindergarten vacancies for the current year please contact the Kindergarten and Registration Liaison Officer on 9784 1862. 

Is my child eligible to start three year old kindergarten?

To be eligible for 3-year-old kindergarten children must be three years of age or older by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten.

If your child turns three years of age between 1 January and 30 April in the year you wish to start 3-year-old kindergarten, your child will not be able to attend until they have turned 3 years of age.

Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible three year old children where programs are offered by a qualified teacher. Some services will be able to offer your child a place in a program for four-year-olds or a mixed age group.

Is My Child Eligible for Early Start Kindergarten?

Your child is eligible for Early Start Kindergarten if they are aged three by 30 April in the year they will be attending a kindergarten program, and:

  • from a refugee or asylum seeker background, or
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with child protection.

For more information please visit Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten from Community Kinders Plus on Vimeo.