All programs at our Centre only cater for children aged 3 years and above. If you are interested in our programs, your next step is to join our Waiting List. We use an online Waiting List platform. Your application will be submitted to us automatically and you will receive an email confirmation. There is a $25 fee (plus a credit card handling fee) per family to lodge a Waiting List Application.
Our main intake for our kindergarten and the waratah program is in January each year, although places may occasionally become available throughout the year. Places in our Kindi Care program are often available throughout the year and can be a great stepping-stone to longer days and a place within the kindergarten program
Places are allocated in accordance with our Enrolment Policy. Length of time on the waiting list will vary depending on the number of vacancies that occur, how flexible families can be, and the program that is sought.
Our Centre is NOT part of the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme, due to our unique combination child care and sessional kinder. We do follow a similar time line to the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme, for your convenience. The allocation of Kindergarten places usually commences in the second week of Term 3 (mid July). People applying for Child Care in addition to Kindergarten will receive Child Care offers at this time.
Waratah and Kindi Care places are offered once Kindergarten places are finalised. This usually occurs in Term 4 – (Sept/Oct) each year.
For more information call
(03) 9882 3157
What is the priority for enrolment into the the funded four year old Kindergarten program (Dragonfly)?Priority for the 4 year old kinder program (Dragonfly) is given to children attending the 3 year old kinder program (Peppercorn) and then the Child Care (long day) program before children enrolled in Kindi Care. Children attending Kindi Care receive preference over families on the waiting list for both Kindergarten programs. No child is guaranteed a place in Kindergarten and places are allocated according to our Centre Enrolment Policy.
Is Auburn Kindergarten part of the Boroondara Central Enrolment Scheme?No, due to our unique combination of childcare and stand alone sessional kindergarten, our Centre is not part of the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme. We do follow a similar time line to the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme, for your convenience. The allocation of Kindergarten places usually commences in the second week of Term 3 (mid July). People applying for Child Care in addition to Kindergarten will receive Child Care offers at this time.
Can I do 2 years of 3 year old Kindergarten if my child is young?Commencing 2022 children will no longer be able to do 2 years of 3 year old Kindergarten. All children enrolled in 3 year old Kindergarten from 2022 will need to move to a 4 year old program the following year and then on to school the year after that. If a child genuinely needs, and would benefit from an additional year in the Kindergarten setting then an application for a second funded year can be made during the year they are attending 4 year old Kindergarten (children need to have learning difficutlites in 2 our more areas). The Kindi Care program offered at Auburn is a great alternative for families seeking a structured, play based program for children turning 3 between Jan- April, who would like their chidlren to be older when commecning school. Please contact us to discuss your options further.