Kindergarten registration process

Kindergarten registrations for Council and participating community-managed centres are allocated through the Central Registration Service.

This centralised service allows families to indicate their preferences for a number of kindergartens at the one time rather than having to apply for each individual facility.

Registration timeframes for 2019 kindergarten 

4 year old programs

  • Registration period: 5 March to 31 May 2018
  • First round offers made: end of August 2018

3 year old programs

  • Registration period: 2 July to 31 August 2018
  • First round offers made: end of October 2018 

Eligibility

Children who will turn three years of age on or before 30 April are eligible to register in a three year old program from term one. Children who turn three years of age on or after 1 May will be eligible to register in a three year old program in the following year.

Children who will turn four years of age on or before 30 April are eligible to register in a State Government funded kindergarten program from term 1. Children who turn four years of age on or after 1 May will be eligible to register in a State Government kindergarten program in the following year.

In Victoria, children cannot attend more than one State Government funded kindergarten program at the same time.  

How to register for 2019 kindergarten

Registrations for 2019 4 year old kindergarten will be accepted from Monday 5 March 2018.

Registrations for 2019 3 year old kindergarten will be accepted from Monday 2 July 2018.

The Central Registration Service portal is available for families registering with Moonee Valley for the first time. Families with a current 3 year old child placed in 2018 will be able to reapply through the online parent portal. If you are applying for a second year of 3 year old kindergarten or have previously registered and cancelled the registration please complete a registration form.

When registering online you will need to create an account and will be required to have electronic copies of all the relevant supporting documents to complete the registration. After the registration is submitted, you will receive an email confirming the registration.

You will be able to view your child’s current registration details, add or withdraw registrations, update their details as required, including nominated service preferences, respond to kindergarten offers and make online enquiries.

Contact the Central Registration Team if you believe an account should exist but you don’t have the details or if you have previously had a child registered through the Central Registration Service but do not have a portal log in.

To register your child, visit the Central Registration Service portal. This is the quickest and preferred method of registration. 

If you are unable to apply via the portal, please use the 2019 registration form (interactive pdf, 1MB) or the 2019 3 year old registration (interactive pdf, 1MB) or contact Central Registration at kinderenrol@mvcc.vic.gov.au or on 9243 8888.

Once your form is completed and you have the supporting documents ready, return your form by:

Email 
kinderenrol@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Post 
Kindergarten Registration Service 
PO Box 126 
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

In person 
Moonee Valley Civic Centre 
9 Kellaway Avenue 
Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Handbooks

For further information, please see the:

The booklet is also available in hard copy at the Civic Centre and participating kindergartens. 

Administration fee payment

A non-refundable fee of $35 is payable for each registration form received for 2019 kindergarten. Payments can be made online by credit card or in person at the Civic Centre. 

Exemption from this administrative fee is provided if the child or parent has an eligible concession card/visa.

Registering for 2018 kindergarten

Registrations are still being accepted for 2018 kindergarten. To register your child online visit the Central Registration Service portal.

We currently have vacancies in the following 3 year old sessional kindergartens:

  • Airport West
  • Beaver Street
  • Cooper Street – Violet Group
  • Keilor East
  • Lincolnville
  • Milleara Gardens
  • St Aidan’s
  • Strathmore Heights

We currently have vacancies in the following 4 year old sessional kindergartens:

  • Beaver Street – Blue Group
  • Lincolnville – Orange and Purple Groups
  • Rhonda Davis – Jade Group
  • St Andrew’s

Please note vacancies continue to change as new registrations and changes to registrations are received and processed.

If you are unable to apply via the portal, please use the registration form (pdf, 288KB) or contact Central Registration at kinderenrol@mvcc.vic.gov.au or on 9243 8888.

Please see the 2018 Central Registration Service Handbook (pdf, 1.65MB) for further information. The booklet is also available in hard copy at the Civic Centre and participating kindergartens.

Administration fee payment

A non-refundable fee of $35 is payable for each registration form received for 2018 Kindergarten. Payments can be made online by credit card or in person at the Civic Centre. Exemption from this administrative fee is provided if the child or parent has an eligible concession card/visa.

Payments can be made online by credit card or in person at the Civic Centre. 

Exemption from this administrative fee is provided if the child or parent has an eligible concession card/visa.

No Jab, No Play

Under 'No Jab, No Play' legislation, all families need to provide an immunisation status certificate directly to the kindergarten to confirm their child’s enrolment. Council does not require this evidence for your kindergarten registration. For further information visit No Jab No Play.

See Frequently Asked Questions if you have a further query.

For more information about the Central Registration Service, contact the Central Registration Service team on 9243 8888 or email kinderenrol@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:22 PM