4 Year old Kindergarten/Preschool
We offer two groups (Red and Blue). Each taught by a 4-year degree qualified teacher with one qualified assistant educator. Each group has a maximum of 22 children.
3 Year Old Kindergarten/Preschool
We offer one 3-hour per week group. Please note that this group is taught by a 4-year degree qualified teacher and a qualified assistant educator. The group is capped at a maximum of 22 children.
How Do I Enrol My Child?
Families wishing to register their child for either the 3-year-old or 4-year-old program at Mount Martha are required to apply online through the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Kindergarten Central Registration System.
Applications are usually open from March through to June. For further information please contact the Central Enrolments Team on 5950 1650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When Is My Child Eligible to Attend?
|If your child was born during||Your child is eligible to attend the 4-year-old program in|
|May 1 2013 – April 2014||2018|
|May 1 2014 – April 30 2015||2019|
|May 1 2015 – April 30 2016||2020|
|May 1 2016 – April 30 2017||2021|
|May 1 2017 – April 30 2018||2022|
|May 1 2018 – April 30 2019||2023|
To be eligible to attend 3-year-old kindergarten your child must turn 3 prior to the commencement of the kindergarten year.
Children With a Birth Date Between 1 January and 30 April: Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten or School?
Your child may be able to start kinder or school due to their age, but are they ready to embark on the next 13+ years of education?
Parents of children with birth dates between 1 January and 30 April may have an opportunity to delay their child’s kindergarten enrolment. If your child is in this category, we strongly advise that you speak with teaching staff, prior to enrolment, to have any questions and concerns about your child’s readiness or delayed start answered.
Please note, a second year of kindergarten is not automatic or guaranteed. Children are only eligible if the early childhood teacher has assessed that your child has significant developmental delays in at least two key areas of development. Maturity or a parental desire to postpone the start of primary school are not sufficient in themselves to receive a second funded year of kindergarten.