Help your child get the best opportunities to learn and develop at one of the Shire's several kindergartens
What you need to know about our kindergartens
Kindergarten is an important time for children as they explore, engage and learn early life skills with others. While it is not compulsory, we highly recommended your child goes to kindergarten before starting school.
It's an important time for children to develop their cognitive, creative, social, emotional, and physical skills. Kindergarten builds their self-confidence and helps them use language through playing.
Enrolment for 4-year-olds in kindergarten
Council manages the allocation of 4-year-old kindergarten places in programs for the following kindergartens:
- Young Street (Bacchus Marsh)
- Montessori (Darley)
- Ballan Kindergartens
Enrolments for 2022 are now open. Children must turn 4 years old before 30 April in the year they are to attend kindergarten.
Our Kindergarten Admission Booklet provides more detail and information including when to apply and how many places are allocated. For information about session times, orientation, and fees please contact the kindergarten directly.
How to apply
Filling out an online form is the quickest and easiest way to apply. You will need:
- to open My Account (top right)
- or create an account through the same button (and reply to the activated email)
- to collect proof that you live in Moorabool (e.g. rates notices, lease agreement, driver’s license with current address, utility bill), and
- a credit or debit card to pay the application fee
For more assistance please email one of the Early Years team at Council.
Council does not handle enrolments for 3-year-olds - please call the kindergarten directly:
- Ballan Kindergarten. Ph: (03) 5368 1228
- Darley Kindergarten. Ph: (03) 5367 2206
- Young Street Kindergarten. Ph: (03) 5367 2443
- Montessori Kindergarten. Ph: (03) 5367 7706
- Wallace Kindergarten. Ph: (03) 5334 0268
Kindergartens address details:
88 Simpson Street, Ballan Victoria, 3342
Darley Early Years Hub
182 Halletts Way, Darley Victoria, 3340
Young Street, Bacchus Marsh Kindergarten
Corner of Young and Bennett Street, Bacchus Marsh Victoria, 3340
176 Gisborne Road, Darley Victoria, 3340
739 Bungaree - Wallace Road, Wallace Victoria, 3352
What happens after I apply?
Allocation of places
We allocate kindergarten places after applications close. Places are allocated based on preferences and priority of access, which you can find out more about in our booklet.
First-round offers of a kindergarten place will be made in June the year prior to attendance. Applications received from June will go into the second round of offers made in August.
Applications received after the first and second-round offers will be allocated to available kindergarten places according to their preferences. If no places are available, the applicant will be placed on a waiting list.
Offer of a place
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.
Once you have followed up with your email response, the kindergarten will be back in touch in October to finalise your enrollment.
You can read about your options in this document.
Need more information?
Please contact one of Council's Early Years team if you have any questions.
Ph. (03) 5366 7100