3 Year-old Enrolments

Thank you for your interest in our 3 year old program. Our experienced educators are committed to providing quality play based learning opportunities for your child.

To apply for either program applications are made the year prior to your child’s intended start date from 1st May to 30th June to be considered for a first round offer, however you can apply outside of these dates and if there are any available positions they will be offered or alternately you will be notified that your child is on a waitlist.

For our 3 year old program please apply directly to the kindergarten, following the link provided under 3 year old enrolment.

The Kindergarten has as open door policy so you are welcome to visit anytime to see a session in action and talk to our experienced educators, otherwise each year we have an open day which welcomes all parents and children to come along and check out the kindergarten please see our events page for additional information.


Children must turn 3 by 31st January the year of attendance. However in some cases children that turn 3 within the first term of attendance maybe be able to attend. Standard criteria applies with the exceptions below.  

  • Child and parents will have to have a interview and maybe required to attend a 3yo session with a kindergarten teacher.
  • It will be up to the kindergarten teacher's discretion  whether a letter of offer will be sent.
  • If the child is sent a letter of offer it will not be until at least 1st of November the year prior to attendance.
  • Once a place has been accepted, full Term 1 fees are required to secure your child's place however due to teacher/child ratios your child will not be able to attend until they have turned 3. 


To apply for the 3 year old program you must apply via the kindergarten. Ensure continuity between the 3 and 4 year old enrolment, in principle the kindergarten will follow the 4 year criteria set by the council.

For more information download the application form.


Children allocated a place will receive a letter of offer from Chelsea Heights Kindergarten in July/August the year prior to starting kinder. Parents who wish to accept the placement must deposit a non refundable $100 to secure your child's place.

Children that have secured a place at the kinder will then be invited to a Meet & Greet day where they have another chance to see the kinder and meet follow class mates. This is usually held in Term 4.

Parents will also be invited to an adults only information night to explain more of the program and a chance for parents to have any questions answered, held in Term 4.

Though out this process you will be asked to return some paperwork including your child’s birth certificate, immunisation records, permission form and a confidential enrolment forms.

Group Allocations

From 2019 onwards the following will apply:

Children will be allocated to groups at the discretion of Chelsea Heights Kindergarten. Factors taken into account in allocating children include:

  • development needs of children
  • working commitments of parents
  • gender ratios and age

Every endeavor will be made to accommodate parents' work commitments or care arrangements. However, allocation to a particular group cannot be guaranteed

Waiting List

From time to time vacancies arise through children moving away or unable to take the place. A waiting list is maintained to fill vacancies. For the most up to date information on vacancies and the waiting list please email 3yo.enrolments@chelseaheightskinder.vic.edu.au


We ask that fees are paid a term in advance as this ensures that funding is allocated where it needs to be, our fees do include excursions and incursions, we do however have some fundraising to help maintain and furnish our beautiful kindergarten.

Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the committee of management, prices reflected are an indication only for your child/children per term rate will be advised when a letter of offer is sent.

Please download and fill in the form.

Information Booklet

To Learn more about our kindergarten please read the information handbook