Enrolment Procedure

St Mary’s participates in the Bayside Council Central Kindergarten enrolment system for both 3yr old and 4yr old enrolments.

Register via bayside.vic.gov.au/KinderRegistration2023 from the 1st of May to the 31st of May in the year before your child starts kindergarten.

Note 3YO families already enrolled at St Mary’s still need to register with Bayside council for 4YO kindergarten.
To enrol outside of these dates,  contact our Enrolments Officer or call 0451 716 324.

Before starting enrolment, please check that your child meets the age requirements:

4YO – Your child must turn 4 before 30th April

3YO –  Your child must turn 3 before 30th April *

*Your child MUST have turned 3 before they can commence in the 3yo program.

As of 2016 No Jab No Play laws require that all children attending pre-school must be immunised.  St Mary’s cannot confirm enrolment for your child unless they are:

– up to date with vaccinations for their age OR

– on a vaccine catch-up schedule OR

– have a medical condition preventing them from being fully immunised.

For detailed information, download our 2023 information handout CLICK HERE
Once the council process is complete, we work with enrolled families to get them into their preferred session times.

If you have any questions please contact the Enrolments Officer on 0451 716 324 or enrolments@stmaryspreschool.com.au


4yo Koala Group
Session Times

Teacher: Tammy Silber
Educators: Karen Revill & Heather Atkinson

Monday 8:30am – 4pm 

Thursday 8:30am – 4pm

Koala Group Aftercare – Monday & Thursday (Optional)

4pm – 5:30pm


4yo Penguin Group
Session Times

(15 hours – funded)

Group A
Monday & Wednesday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Group B
Monday & Friday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Group C
Wednesday & Friday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

AfterCare (optional)
Monday & Wednesday: 4.00pm – 5.30pm


4yo Penguin Group

Session Times

Teacher: Emma Rowe
Educators: Annie Xu & Robyn Greenhalgh

Tuesday 8:30am – 4pm

Tuesday Aftercare (Optional) 4pm – 5:30pm

Friday 8:30am – 4pm


3yo Possum Group

Session Times

(15 hours – funded)

Tuesday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Thursday: 8.30am – 4.00pm


3yo Possum Group

Session Times

Teacher: Annie Xu
Educators: Lisa Amiet & Heather Atkinson

Wednesday – 8:30am – 3pm (6.5 hours)

*Choose from two sessions

St Mary’s Preschool 2023 Fees

Four year old program- $610 per term

Three year old Program- $610 per term

(NOTE: Both 3 and 4 year old programs are 15 hours, funded)
  • A $200 deposit is required to secure your child’s application upon acceptance of an offered position. This includes a $100 enrolment deposit and a $100 administration fee. The $100 Enrolment deposit will be refunded to you upon payment of your term 1 fees. Failure to pay the deposit in full by the due date will result in your child’s place being forfeited unless alternative arrangements have been made.
  • Resource Levy – $100 (Payable with Term 1 fees)
  • Working Bee Levy – $100 Payable in Term 1, refundable in term 4 on participation of 2 working bee events, or participation in Committee.
  • $100 AfterCare deposit – payable at enrolment time,refundable in term 4 (where enrolled for the full year).
    $20 per session, payable each term. i.e. over a 10 week term,for two sessions a week, fee is $400
  • Health Care Card holders are eligible for fee relief upon presentation of a current card.
  • Please note that our fees are inclusive of incursions, and excursions.
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