Kindergarten Central Registration on the Mornington Peninsula for 2021 has now been extended.
The on-time registration period for 2021 Kindergarten Central Registration will now close on Sunday 2 August 2020 at 11.59pm. Late registrations will be accepted from 9am Monday 3 August 2020. This applies to children eligible to attend Kindergarten on the Mornington Peninsula in 2021.
Kindergarten, also known as Preschool, is a program for children aged 3 – 6 years old, delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher.
Mornington Peninsula Shire utilises the Kindergarten Central Registration system, a streamlined and transparent application and allocation process that is fair and equitable for all families.
Kindergarten is an important step for young children with research showing that early education helps set children up for a bright future.
Kindergarten improves children’s health and wellbeing, helps develop strong social skills and encourages a love of learning.
Children who go to Kindergarten are more independent, confident and are more likely to make a smooth transition to Primary School.
The Victorian Government subsidises fees for some children, so they can attend Kindergarten for free or at low cost in the year before they start Primary School.
Your child is eligible if they:
- Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- Are a triplet or quadruplet (or higher)
- Hold (or have a parent or guardian who holds) an eligible concession card or refugee, humanitarian or asylum seeker visa.
Changes to 2021 Kindergarten Priority of Access / Allocation Criteria:
On 11 February, 2020, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council endorsed an additional level to the Priority of Access / Allocation Criteria for the Kindergarten Central Registration process.
Starting with 2021 Kindergarten registrations, priority will be provided to children registering for the Kindergarten closest to where they live. This change will not impact allocation of Kindergarten places for children identified as high priority by the Department of Education and Training.