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How to enroll in our Kindergarten

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

Please click the button below if you wish to register your interest at St Mary's Pre-School for 2025. The button takes you to the Bayside Councils' Kindergarten enrolment page.



Note: 3yr old kinder families already enrolled at St Mary’s still need to register with Bayside council for 4yr old kindergarten however a unique link will be provided directly to you via email on the 30th of April 2024. 

To enroll outside of these dates, contact our Enrolments Officer or call 0451 716 324 or email

2025 Enrolment Dates

May 1 - June 30 2024

Register online for kindergarten 2025


July 22 2024

First round Kindergarten offers emailed


July 29 2024

First Round Offer acceptances due

Is my child ready to attend Kindergarten?

Please check that your child meets the age requirements, as your child must have turned three before they can start kindergarten.

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

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

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

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten readiness refers to a child’s readiness to make a smooth and successful transition and integration into the kindergarten environment and its routines and environment. These skill expectations include social, language, play, physical and self-care abilities which, when well established, make learning easy from both the teachers and the children. 


The Bayside Council is offering a Kindergarten Readiness session on the 14th of May. Please see the link here:


Alternatively, If you would like to discuss kindergarten readiness with one of our Teachers please contact us directly. 

Can my child repeat 3yr old or 4yr old kinder? 

The Department of Education (DET) has stated a child can only have two years of funded kindergarten. 

As we offer a 15-hour 3YO funded program at St Mary’s, this means that your child may only attend two years of kindergarten (3YO and 4YO) before they must move onto primary school.

Whist in some years it has been an option to purchase an ‘additional year’ of kindergarten, this is no longer the case, and all children requiring a funded position must be prioritised. 


No Jab No Play laws require that all children attending Kindergarten must be immunised. Children must have an up-to-date immunisation status and an immunisation certificate from Medicare will be required and will need to be uploaded at the time of completing your enrolment form.

If you have any questions please contact the Enrolments Officer on

0451 716 324


For further detailed information about Kindergarten at St Mary's, Download our 2025 information handout 



Once the council process is complete, we work with enrolled families to get them into their preferred session times.




3 year old group

Tammy Silber

Karen Revill & Heather Atkinson


2023 & 2024 (15 hours funded)

Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:30am – 4pm


AfterCare (optional)
Tuesday & Thursday 4pm – 5:30pm

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4 year old group

Emma Rowe & Annie Xu

Lisa Amiet & Robyn Greenhalgh

2023 & 2024 (15 hours funded)

Group A
Monday & Wednesday

8.30am – 4pm


Group B
Monday & Friday

8.30am – 4pm


Group C
Wednesday & Friday

8.30am – 4pm


AfterCare (optional)
Monday & Wednesday

4.00pm – 5.30pm

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2024 FEES

NOTE: Both 3 and 4 year old programs are 15 hours funded

  • St Mary's Pre School has opted-in to the Victorian Government's Free Kinder program.

  • Due to this, we will be asking for voluntary donations from all families to ensure continued access to a quality program for all children. 

  • A $200 deposit is required to secure your child’s application upon acceptance of an offered position.

  • Additional fees may be asked for Excursions, such as for the cost of transport and admission.

                               Aftercare Fees

  • If you wish to participate in the Aftercare program, additional fees apply. 

  • An Aftercare non-refundable deposit of $150 applies, and each session is $25. Fees are charged by term (i.e. if you attend one session a week, the term fee is $250). Casual sessions are not available.

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