Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registrations for 2023

Need to register your child to attend three-year-old or four-year-old kindergarten in 2023? Council manages the allocation of kindergarten places in programs for the following kindergartens:

  • Young Street (Bacchus Marsh)
  • Darley (at the Darley Early Years Hub)
  • Montessori (Darley)
  • Wallace
  • Ballan

Children can attend kindergarten in 2023 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 30th of April 2023.

Read our 2023 Kindergarten Information Booklet(PDF, 8MB) 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, 929KB).

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

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 2023.You can also use this form to register to attend four-year-old kindergarten in 2022. If you wish to register to attend three-year-old kindergarten in 2022 please contact your preferred kindergarten service provider directly. 

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. 

Have a credit or debit card handy

You will need a credit or debit card to pay the registration fee. 

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 CRES Policy(PDF, 929KB).

First round registrations close 24 June 2022. Offers of a kindergarten place will be made in July 2022. Second round registrations close 26 August 2022. Second round offers will be made in September 2022.

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 CRES Policy(PDF, 929KB).

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

Ballan Kindergarten

88 Simpson Street, Ballan Victoria, 3342
View the Ballan Kindergarten website

Darley Early Years Hub

182 Halletts Way, Darley Victoria, 3340
View the Darley Kindergarten website

Young Street, Bacchus Marsh Kindergarten

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

Montessori Kindergarten

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

Wallace and District Kindergarten

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

 

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.

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

Genius Learning - Maddingley

16-18 Harry Vallence Drive, Maddingley
View the Genius Learning website

Maddingley Montessori Centre

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

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