Civic Kindergarten

Middle Park


Eligibility Requirements:

Children are eligible to attend Civic Kindergarten’s three-year-old program provided they have turned three before the 31st January.  Children who turn three between 1 February and 30 April, should contact the Kindergarten – Director of Teaching to discuss eligibility for enrolment.

To attend four year-old kindergarten, children must turn four either on or before April 30 of that year.

Enrolment Application Form:

Enrolment Application

Refer to the Policies section of this website for a copy of the Enrolment and Orientation Policy.

Offer Process:

Offers are sent out on or around July of the year before attendance.

Siblings of children who have previously attended Civic Kindergarten are given priority and offers are then made chronologically from the date a child was placed on the Civic Kindergarten waitlist. As a part of Civic’s enrolment policy, gender balance is taken into consideration when offering places in both our 3 and 4 year-old programs. Children must be permanent residents of the City of Port Phillip at the commencement of the kindergarten program and proof of residency will be required at the time of enrolment.

Proof of immunisation will be required at the time of enrolment. Effective 1st January 2016, all parents/guardians planning to enrol their child at a kindergarten in Victoria must provide the service with evidence that their child is:

  • fully immunised for their age; or
  • on a vaccination catch-up program; or
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

‘No Jab, No Play’ is the name of legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption to be enrolled in childcare or kindergarten in Victoria.  For further information, refer to the Victorian Government website.

Waitlist Procedure:

Children can be placed on the Civic Kindergarten waitlist once they have turned 2 years of age. To place your child on our waitlist please download the Enrolment Application (refer to section titled ‘Enrolment Application Form’) above and return it to the kinder along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate or other proof of age along with a cheque or money order for the $40 non-refundable waitlist fee.


Detailed fee schedules and session times are within the Fees Information Tab and Session Times Information Tab respectively.

Invoices will be issued in the last two weeks of the preceding terms and must be paid within two weeks of issue. Fees must be received in full prior to the child commencing at the service, with payment terms and methods stipulated on the invoice.

A receipt will then be issued by the Treasurer in due course (refer to the Fee policy in the Policy Information tab).

Guidelines for Fee Subsidy:
The following parents are eligible to receive a fee subsidy for a 15 hours per week 4 year-old kindergarten program:

  • Health Care Card holders
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders
  • Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Card holders
  • Asylum seeker bridging visas A-F
  • Temporary Protection/Humanitarian visas 447, 451, 785 and 786
  • Refugee and Special Humanitarian visas 200-217

If any parents have difficulty in making any of the payments, we would encourage you to discuss the matter with the Director of Teaching or the Treasurer. Strict confidentiality will be maintained.