Kindergarten Registrations for 2024
Need to register your child to attend three-year-old or four-year-old kindergarten in 2024? Council manages the allocation of kindergarten places in programs for the following kindergartens:
- Bacchus Marsh Montessori Uniting Kindergarten (Gisborne Rd)
- Darley Kindergarten – Darley Early Years Hub
- West Maddingley Early Years & Community Hub (Opening January 2024)
- Young Street Preschool – Bacchus Marsh
- Ballan & District Preschool
- Wallace and District Kindergarten
Children can attend kindergarten in 2024 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 2024.
Read our 2024 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 CRES Policy(PDF, 980KB).
For information about session times and orientation please contact the kindergarten directly. Contact details for participating kindergartens are available below.
In 2024 we are excited to announce that new kindergarten services will be available at the West Maddingley Early Years & Community Hub. The West Maddingley Early Years & Community Hub is currently under construction and will be ready for kindergarten services early in 2024. The kindergarten service provider will be announced in mid-2023.
Do I need to register again if I registered for three-year-old kindergarten in 2023?
Yes. If you registered for a three-year-old-kindergarten place in 2023 via the Council website, you need to register again for four-year-old kindergarten in 2024. Please see the Council CRES Policy(PDF, 980KB) for further information.
Timeline for Central Kindergarten Registration 2024
- 6 MARCH 2023 Registrations open.
- 23 JUNE 2023 Registrations for first round offers close.
- JULY 2023 First round offers emailed.
- 25 AUGUST 2023 Registrations for second round offers close.
- SEPTEMBER 2023 Second round offers emailed. Kindergartens receive admission details for all accepted places from Council.
- FROM OCTOBER 2023 Families receive enrolment information from their accepted kindergarten.