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ENROLMENT

3 year old enrolments

 

Am I eligible to apply for the 3 Year Old Kindergarten program?

To be eligible for the 3 year old program, your child must turn 3 by January 31 in the year they attend Pre-School.

Your enrolment application will be accepted by the Pre-School from the time your child turns 2 years of age.

How do I apply for a position in the 3 Year Old program at Farm Road?

Applications for the 3 year old program may be submitted via the form in the link below:

Please note:

Attending 3 Year Old Kinder at Farm Road Pre-School does NOT automatically guarantee a place in our 4 Year Old Kinder program.

Applications for 4 Year Old Sessional Kinder must be made via the City of Kingston Central Enrolment Scheme from the 1st of May in the year prior to attending 4 Year Old Kinder.

Selection criteria:

The selection criteria used if there are more applications than places available are as follows:

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children known to Child Protection.

  2. Children who were eligible to attend in the previous year but deferred, withdrew from the service on or before the last day of Term 1 in the previous year, or are repeating 3 Year Old Pre-School.

  3. Children whose immediate families reside or work in the City of Kingston.

 

What is the enrolment process?

  1. Fill in the application form via the link above;

  2. Lodge your application, along with the non-refundable application fee (as specified on the application form) to the Farm Road Pre-School;

  3. The Pre-School will acknowledge receipt of your application within 1 month;

  4. The Enrolment Officer will order all applications by date received, and apply the selection criteria;

  5. Kindergarten allocations will commence in July/August in the year before Kinder – the Enrolment Officer will send out letters of offer to those who have been allocated a position;

  6. Families will have the opportunity to accept or decline a position. If a position is declined, or not accepted within a reasonable timeframe*, the next family on the waiting list will be offered the position;

  7. Offers are made until all available positions** are filled.

*   The Pre-School will make all reasonable attempts to contact the applicant before an offer is rescinded.

** The number of positions available each year are subject to change.

Want more information on the Farm Road Enrolment Policy?

Contact Farm Road Pre-school on 9584 2328 or admin.farm.rd.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

3 year old program fees

2020 – $500 per term

There is a 5% discount available for full year fee payments paid by the beginning of Term 2 – please enquire with the Office.

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 2020.

 

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

2020 – $540 per term

There is a 5% discount available for full year fee payments paid by the beginning of Term 2 – please enquire with the Office.

 

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 = $100) to the Enrolment Officer by the notified return date.

If you attend one of the two 2020 working bees, the 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 2020.

CONCESSION

2019 – $125 per term

2020 – Fees will be announced when Department of Education and Training announce their funding rates.

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 2020

TERM DATES 2020

Term 1: 29 January – 27 March
Term 2: 14 April – 26 June
Term 3: 13 July – 18 September
Term 4: 5 October – 18 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.