Early Start Kindergarten

About this service

Provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible children.

    • Service name

      Early Start Kindergarten

    • Service address

      To find a local early start kindergarten use the links below:
      or contact your local council
      Get directions

    • Additional sites

      Finding the right service:
      Australia has recently developed a National Quality Framework (NQF) for children’s education and care including long day care. As part of this, there is a national register which rates services against 7 national quality areas. This may help families assess the quality of approved education and child care services across the country. The registers are regularly updated to ensure information is accurate and current. The information can be found at: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-registers
      Other helpful websites include:
      Department of Education and Training

    • Phone

      1800 809 834

    • Urgency levels

      Some Help, Just Curious

    • Service area

      Bayside City Council, City of Kingston, City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip, City of Stonnington

    • Service hours

      Mon to Fri 9am - 12 pm and 1pm - 4.30pm
      Contact kindergarten directly for their service information

    • Additional age criteria

      The child must be 3 years by 30 April in the year they will be attending kindergarten

    • Eligibility criteria

      Priority given to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) children
      Priority given to families who have had contact with child protection or have been referred to child protection by ChildFIRST

    • Service type


    • Costs

      No Costs - Applications for Early Start Kindergarten funding are made by the service and the grant is paid directly to the service

More information for teachers, wellbeing staff and service professionals

    • Staff profile

      Qualified staff

    • Who can refer