ENROLMENT

3 year old enrolments

 

Am I eligible to apply for the 3 year old Kindergarten program?

To be eligible for Funded 3YO Kindergarten, children must turn 3 years of age or older by the 30th of April in the year they start kindergarten.

Enrolment applications for 3 year old Kindergarten will be accepted by the City of Kingston from the 1st of May in the year prior to the child attending the centre.

*** If you have previously submitted an application for 3YO Kinder in 2021 directly via the Pre-School, please be assured that you have been added to the Council allocation list.

Is my child ready for 3 year old Kinder?

You can discuss your child’s readiness for the 3 year old program with our Pre-school teachers. Please contact the Kinder on 9584-2328 to arrange an appointment.

In particular, if your child is turning 3 before April in the year they are to commence 3 year old Kinder, you should discuss their readiness to participate in the 3 year old program, as there will no longer be the option to attend a second year of 3 year old Kinder.

Please also be aware that your child will not be permitted to attend the program unattended until they turn 3 years of age.

How do I apply for a position in the 3 year old program at the Pre-School?

All applications for the 3 year old Kindergarten program are made through the City of Kingston from the 1st of May in the year prior to your child commencing Pre-school.
You can apply online or obtain an application form from the link below:

Please note:-

All enrolment applications are to be submitted to the City of Kingston not to Farm Road Pre-school.

The City of Kingston administers the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme for participating community operated Kindergartens, and is responsible for receiving the enrolment applications, acknowledging receipt of the application, and the allocation of places.

What is the enrolment process?

City of Kingston Central Enrolment Process

Want more information on the Farm Road Enrolment Policy?

Please contact the City of Kingston on 9581 4851.

Kindergarten Tours:

Open Days are held in April and October each year (please see our “News & Events” page for dates).

If you are unable to attend an Open Day, you may make an appointment to tour the Pre-school by calling 03 9584 2328.  We are unable to accommodate walk ins.

3 year old program fees

2021 – $100 per term *

* The Farm Road Pre-school has elected to participate in the Victorian Government "Free Kindergarten" initiative. There will be a reduced fee for unfunded (3YO) enrolments for 2021.

ENROLMENT FEE – $50 (Non-Refundable)

MAINTENANCE LEVY – $50 

To confirm a place, each applicant’s family must return the Enrolment Acceptance form, the Enrolment Fee, and the Maintenance Levy (Total payment = $100) to the Enrolment Officer by the notified return date.
If you attend one of the two 2020 working bees, a Maintenance Levy refund ($50) will be applied to your Term 4 fees, or refunded by cheque if the yearly fee payment option was taken up.

FUNDRAISING LEVY (Optional)

Farm Road Pre-School offers the option to make a one-off family payment of $100 towards fundraising for the Pre-school. If you choose to pay the levy, you will not receive any of the fundraising literature over the course of the year, unless by your request. This is due in March 2021.

 

4 year old enrolments

 

Am I eligible to apply for the 4 year old Kindergarten program?

To be eligible for Funded Kindergarten, children must turn 4 years of age or older by the 30th of April in the year they start kindergarten.

Enrolment applications for 4 year old Kindergarten will be accepted by the City of Kingston from the 1st of May in the year prior to the child attending the centre.

Is my child ready for 4 year old Kinder?

You can discuss your child’s readiness for the 4 year old program with our Pre-school teachers. Please contact the Kinder on 9584-2328 to arrange an appointment. In particular, if your child is turning 4 before April in the year they are to commence 4 year old Kinder, you should discuss their readiness to participate in the 4 year old program.

How do I apply for a position in the 4 year old program at the Pre-School?

All applications for the 4 year old Kindergarten program are made through the City of Kingston.
You can apply online or obtain an application form from the link below:

 

 

 

Please note:-

All enrolment applications are to be submitted to the City of Kingston not to Farm Road Pre-school.

The City of Kingston administers the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme for participating community operated Kindergartens, and is responsible for receiving the enrolment applications, acknowledging receipt of the application, and the allocation of places.

What if my child already attends a 3 year old program at Farm Rd Pre-School?

If you are currently enrolled at Farm Rd Pre-School for the 3 year old program, this does NOT guarantee you a place for the 4 year old program, you still need to apply through the City of Kingston for a placement into the 4 year old program.

What is the enrolment process?

City of Kingston Central Enrolment Process

Want more information on the Farm Road Enrolment Policy?

Please contact the City of Kingston on 9581 4851.

Kindergarten Tours:

Open Days are held in April and October each year (please see our “News & Events” page for dates).

If you are unable to attend an Open Day, you may make an appointment to tour the Pre-school by calling 03 9584 2328.  We are unable to accommodate walk ins.

4 year old program fees

2021 –  NIL. The Pre-school has elected to participate in the Victorian Government "Free Kindergarten" initiative. 

FUNDRAISING LEVY (optional)

Farm Road Pre-School offers the option to make a one-off family payment of $100 towards fundraising for the Pre-School. If you choose to pay the levy, you will not receive any of the fundraising literature over the course of the year, unless by your request. This is due in March 2021.

CONCESSION

Families with a current Health Card Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Temporary Visa Concession card are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy provided by the Victorian Government. In order to receive the fee subsidy, a copy of a valid concession card must be given to the Business Manager prior to the commencement of Term 1, and each time a new card is issued.

 
 

SESSION TIMES 2021

TERM DATES 2021

Term 1: 28 January – 1 April
Term 2: 19 April – 25 June
Term 3: 12 July – 17 September
Term 4: 4 October – 17 December

4 Year Old

MONDAY

8:30am - 3:00pm 

(After Kinder Care 3:00pm - 5:00pm)**

THURSDAY

8:30am - 1:00pm

(After Kinder Care 1:00pm - 5:00pm)**

FRIDAY

8:30am - 12:30pm

(Bush kinder from mid Term 1)*

3 Year Old

TUESDAY

9:15am - 12:15pm

WEDNESDAY

9:15am - 12:15pm

* Bush kinder will commence from mid term 1 (parents will be advised of the specific date in term 1).

** After Kinder Care may be offered if enough parents are interested in this service.

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