Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registrations for 2025

Council manages the allocation of both three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten places in programs for the following kindergartens:

  • Bacchus Marsh Montessori Uniting Kindergarten - Gisborne Rd
  • Darley Kindergarten – Darley Early Years Hub
  • West Maddingley Kindergarten - Maddingley
  • Young Street Preschool – Bacchus Marsh
  • Ballan Community Kindergarten - Ballan
  • Wallace and District Kindergarten - Wallace
  • Ballan Primary School Kindergarten (Opening January 2025) - Ballan

Children can attend kindergarten in 2025 if they turn three years of age (for three-year-old kindergarten) or four years of age (for four-year-old kindergarten) on or before the 30 April 2025.

Read our 2025 Kindergarten Information Booklet(PDF, 5MB) for more details including information about how to register. For more detailed information about Council's Central Registration and Enrolment Scheme (CRES), please download the Council's CRES Kindergarten Registration Process(PDF, 237KB)

For information about session times and orientation please contact the kindergarten directly. Contact details for participating kindergartens are available below.

In 2025 we are excited to announce that a new kindergarten service will be available onsite at Ballan Primary School. Ballan Primary School Kindergarten is currently in the process of construction and will be ready for kindergarten service early in 2025. The kindergarten service provider will be announced in late-2024.

Do I need to register again if I registered for three-year-old kindergarten in 2024?

Yes. If you registered for a three-year-old-kindergarten place in 2024 via the Council website, you need to register again for four-year-old kindergarten in 2025. Please see the Council's CRES Kindergarten Registration Process (PDF, 237KB)for further information.  

Timeline for Central Kindergarten Registration 2025

  • 4 March 2024 Registrations open.
  • 21 June 2024 Registrations for first round offers close.
  • July 2024 First round offers emailed.
  • 23 August 2024 Registrations for second round offers close.
  • September 2024 Second round offers emailed. Kindergartens receive admission details for all accepted places from Council.
  • From October 2024 Families receive enrolment information from their accepted kindergarten.

 

 

 

 

 

Register

 

 

 

Online

Filling out our online form is the quickest and easiest way to register to attend either three-year-old or four-year-old kindergarten in 2025. You can also use this form to register to attend three-year-old or four-year-old kindergarten in 2024.

You will need to prepare a couple of things before you start the 10 minute registration form.

Proof of address
You can use a rate notice, lease agreement, driver’s license with current address, or a utility bill. Have a photo of your proof of address ready. 

If you are a Priority One registrant (see Council’s CRES Kindergarten Registration Process) that holds a Health Care Card, Veteran's Affairs Gold Card, White Card or Pension Card, you will need to upload a copy of your card (scan or photo).

You can use the following form to register for kindergarten for 2024 or 2025. 

Register for Kindergarten using our online form

Other

If you do not have access to the online registration form please contact the Early Years team to request a paper copy of the form. 

We allocate kindergarten places after first round registrations close. Places are allocated based on priority of access and preferences. You can find out more about these in the Council's CRES Kindergarten Registration Process(PDF, 237KB).

First round registrations close 21 June 2024. Offers of a kindergarten place will be made in July 2024. Second round registrations close 23 August 2024. Second round offers will be made in September 2024.

Registrations received after the second round closes will be allocated to available kindergarten places according to priority of access and preferences.

Next Steps

We make kindergarten offers via email. If you do not receive your email, please check your junk mail/spam folder. You will then need to reply with your choice or desired next steps. If you do not have an email address other arrangements will be made.

Once you have followed up with your written response, your allocated kindergarten will contact you in October/November to organise enrolment.

You can read about your options in the Council's CRES Kindergarten Registration Process(PDF, 237KB).

For information about session times and orientation please contact the kindergarten directly. Contact details for participating kindergartens are available below.

Bacchus Marsh Montessori Uniting Kindergarten
176 Gisborne Road, Darley Victoria, 3340
View the Bacchus Marsh Montessori Uniting Kindergarten website

 

Darley Kindergarten - Darley Early Years Hub
182 Halletts Way, Darley Victoria, 3340 
View the Darley Kindergarten website

 

West Maddingley Kindergarten 
Cnr McCormacks and Gladman Rds Maddingley 3340
View the West Maddingley Kindergarten website

 

Young Street Preschool, Bacchus Marsh 
Corner of Young and Bennett Street, Bacchus Marsh Victoria, 3340 
View the Young Street Preschool website

 

Ballan Community Kindergarten
88 Simpson Street, Ballan Victoria, 3342
View the Ballan & District Preschool website

 

Wallace and District Kindergarten 
739 Bungaree - Wallace Road, Wallace Victoria, 3352
View the Wallace and District Kindergarten website

 

Ballan Primary School Kindergarten (interim name)
8-14 Duncan street, Ballan Victoria 3342
Opening January 2025. Kindergarten Service Provider (TBC)
Email: earlyyears@moorabool.vic.gov.au

 

Some long day care centres within Moorabool offer access to funded kindergarten programs, integrated within their sessions. Please contact your preferred centre for more information.

 

Amiga Montessori Maddingley
Shop 101, Level 1/4A McCormacks Rd, Maddingley Vic 3340
View the Amiga Montessori Maddingley website

 

Aussie Kindies Early Learning Bacchus Marsh
Grey Street, Bacchus Marsh
View the Aussie Kindies Early Learning website

 

Bacchus Marsh Child Care & Kindergarten Centre 
6 Clifton Drive, Bacchus Marsh 
View the Bacchus Marsh Child Care & Kindergarten Centre website

 

Ballan Childcare Centre
88A Simpson Street, Ballan 
View the Ballan Childcare Centre website

 

Future Kids Child Care and Kindergarten 
6 Lismore Cct, Bacchus Marsh 
View the Future Kids website

 

Journey Early Learning Centre – Bacchus Marsh
3A Graham Street, Bacchus Marsh
View the Journey Early Learning Centre - Bacchus Marsh website

 

Maddingley Montessori Centre 
8-12 Labilliere St, Madingley
View the Maddingley Montessori Centre website

 

Mayfield Early Education Maddingley  
16-18 Harry Vallence Drive, Maddingley 
View the Mayfield Early Education Maddingley website

 

Pentland Childcare & Kindergarten Centre 
138-140 Halletts Way, Bacchus Marsh
View the Pentland Childcare & Kindergarten Centre website

 

Story House Early Learning Telford Park
269 Halletts Way, Darley
View the Story House Early Learning Telford Park website

 

Yaluk Burron Early Learning
14 Stead Street, Ballan 
View the Yaluk Burron Early Learning website

 

 

For current information and to identify nearby child care facilities please visit StartingBlocks.