By Jessica Anstice
Families are being reminded to register for 2021 kindergarten places in Cardinia shire before June 26, for first round offers.
In Cardinia Shire, the council provides a central registration service for both three-year-old and four-year-old community kindergarten programs offered in its facilities.
The four-year-old kindergarten program is partially funded by the State Government for up to 15-hours per week for eligible children who are four years-old on or before 30 April in the year they attend kindergarten.
Additionally, other subsidies may be available depending on different criteria.
The three-year-old kindergarten program is not currently government funded and usually only includes sessions up to six hours per week.
To register in a three-year-old program the child needs to have turned three-years-old by the time they will start the program.
First round offers for four-year-old kindergarten in 2021 will be emailed to parents from Monday 6 July 2020.
Any registrations received after 5pm on Friday 26 June will be processed in later rounds and throughout the year as places become available or as required.
The council will email first round offers for families for the 2021 three-year-old kindergarten places from Monday 3 August 2020.
For more information about kindergarten registration, visit the council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/kindergarten or call the central registration team on 1300 787 624.