Kindergartens & Enrolment
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What is 4 year old kindergarten?
Four-year-old kindergarten is a one year education program for children, the year before they start school. Warrnambool City Council runs 10 kindergartens.
Council kindergartens provide:
- An accumulated wealth of qualified and experienced staff.
- Developmentally-based programs with an approach which values all areas of children’s learning and development.
- Programs specialised for children for children 3 to 6 years of age
- Access and referral to other associated specialist services for children and families.
If you have an enquiry regarding Kindergarten Enrolment Application email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 5559 4800 for assistance.
Kindergarten Enrolment Applications will open on Monday 3rd June and close at 5pm on Friday 28th June.
Kinder Open Day will be held on Monday 3rd June.
Please click here to go to the Kindergarten Form Download page that contains all the relevant kindergarten forms, including application forms.
Council has 10 kindergartens providing a preschool program for 4 yr olds including:
82 Ziegler Parade, Allansford
(also has a 3 year old program).
|Beamish Street Kindergarten||23 Beamish Street, Warrnambool.|
|Central Kindergarten||2 Manifold Street, Warrnambool.|
|City Kindergarten||600 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool.|
|Dennington Kindergarten||12-16 The Esplanade, Dennington.|
|East Kindergarten||22E-26E Lava Street, Warrnambool.|
|Florence Collins Children’s Services Complex||27-47 Kepler Street, Warrnambool.|
|Lions Hopkins Kindergarten||31 Gladstone Street, Warrnambool.|
32 Hoddle Street, Warrnambool
(located on the West Warrnambool Primary School site)
|South Kindergarten||24 Stanley Street, Warrnambool.|
Any kindergartens which are not managed by Council arrange their own enrolments.
Please contact these kindergartens directly.
Preschool Field Officer
Preschool Field Officer’s offer assistance to children, their families and kindergarten staff to promote inclusion within the kindergarten setting. Observations and assessments are provided to assess a child’s level of development.
Outcomes from this can be referral for more specialized assessment, recommendation of a second year of kindergarten and planning within the kindergarten program. Preschool Field Officer’s visit kindergartens in Warrnambool City and Moyne Shire and Corangamite Shire.
Is my child ready for kinder?
Children who turn 4 years old on or before April 30 are eligible to attend a four year old kindergarten program. Each child develops at his/her own rate, and although your child’s age may make him/her eligible to start kindergarten, other factors may impact on his/her readiness for this experience.
If you are concerned about whether your child is ready for kindergarten, or need more information about when is the best time for your child to go to kindergarten, you can attend a free information session which will be run by the Council’s Pre-School Field Officers on Wednesday 12th June at 7.30pm. To enquire about the session and to register please contact City Assist on 5559 4800.
3 year old kindergarten
Warrnambool City Council offers two groups of 3 year old kindergarten at Allansford Kindergarten. Each group attends one 3 hour session each week. The sessions are held on a Wednesday, with one group attending in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
25 Liebig Street Warrnambool
Phone: (03) 5559 4800
Fax: (03) 5559 4900