Civic Kindergarten

Middle Park

Enrolment

Eligibility Requirements:

Children are eligible to attend Civic Kindergarten’s three-year-old program provided they have turned three before the 1st January.  Please 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 1st January of that year.

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

Enrolment Application and Offer Process:

Offers are sent out in June of the year prior to commencement.

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.  Children whose parents hold a current Commonwealth Health Care Card are also given priority access to our kindergarten program.  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.

An Immunisation History Statement will be required at the time of providing a completed enrolment application.  As of 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 Form (refer to the relevant form below) and return it to the kindergarten along with a copy of your child’s birth certificate, Immunisation History Statement, proof of residency in the municipality and copy of the EFT showing proof of payment for the $40 non-refundable waitlist fee.

2022-2025 Enrolment Application Form (upcoming years):

Civic Kinder Enrolment Form 2022-2025 (256KB)

Fees:

Detailed fee schedules and direct debit dates are listed within the Fees Information Tab and Session Times Information Tab, respectively.

Term 1 Fees must be received in full in the timeframe listed on the child’s letter of offer as a secure deposit.  Payment of Term 1 fees within the stipulated dates listed on the letter of offer will secure a child’s place within the kindergarten program.  Term Fees and deposits are non-refundable.

Subsequeqent Term Fees will occur as a direct debit as outlined by the kindergarten fee schedule communicated within the enrolment pack.

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:

  • Commonwealth 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.