Children who will turn four prior to 1st May are eligible to begin full-time Kindergarten in the first term of that year, however children do not have to start Kindergarten at this time. If you are unsure whether your child is ready for preschool, please arrange a time to speak to one of our educators.
Children who will turn four on or after 1st May will need to wait until the following year, term one, to begin full-time Kindergarten.
Early entry may be available for children with additional learning or developmental needs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, depending on spaces.
Preschool enrolment information for families
Families who are interested in their child attending our Kindergarten will first need to complete and return the:
Families of children who reside in our catchment area will be emailed an enrolment offer in early August (first round offers).
Second round offers will be emailed to all other registered families in early September according to our priority of access policy
Enrolment forms, an acceptance letter and term 4 transition information will be included in the email.
Click here to find out if you live in our catchment area.
Please call us to arrange a visit at your earliest convenience. We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!
We strongly believe that all children and families benefit from a supportive, tailored transition to Kindergarten. We aim to provide this by encouraging families and children to attend our playgroup, formal and informal transition visits and parent information sessions. We work in partnership with children's families to ensure that each child develops a strong sense of belonging.
Complimentary transition visits are held over four Fridays in the second half of term 4. We encourage all children to attend the visits to get to know other children, educators and the kindergarten learning spaces. We are happy to discuss alternate arrangements for transition if necessary.
Need Out of (pre)School Hours Care?
If you require Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) please contact the Aldgate Primary School OSHC director directly on 0411 127 481. OSHC is available for up to 10 kindergarten children per session before and after Kindergarten. As the OSHC is managed by the Aldgate Primary School, a separate enrolment form will need to be completed.
Aldgate Primary School OSHC enrolment form