Enrolment registrations for Kindergarten 2025 are now open

Kindergarten Central Registration for 2025 attendance

Registrations for 2025 Kindergarten are now open! 


Early Start Kindergarten – your child may be eligible!

Early Start Kindergarten provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible 3 year old children where programs are offered by a qualified teacher.

Children are eligible for Early Start Kindergarten if:

They are aged 3 by 30 April in the year they will be attending a Kindergarten program and:

Your child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander OR Your family has had contact with Child Protection or been referred to them by Child First

Further information on Early Start Kindergarten can be found at Early Start Kindergarten or What is Early Start Kinder.

Changes to Kindergarten Priority of Access / Allocation Criteria:

2024 Kindergarten registrations opened on Wednesday, 1 March 2023 at 9:00am

  • Families should visit www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/kindergarten to complete the online registration form
  • ‘On-time’ registrations continue until 11:59pm on Sunday, 16 July 2023.  All registrations received during this period will be noted as ‘on-time’.
  • ‘Late’ registrations will be accepted from 9:00am on Monday, 17 July 2023.

Changes to kindergarten priority of access/allocation criteria:

  • On 16 February 2022, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council endorsed an additional level to the Priority of Access / Allocation Criteria for the Kindergarten Central Registration process.
  • Starting with 2023 Kindergarten registrations, Level 2 priority will be provided to children currently enrolled at a service. This change will not impact allocation of kindergarten places for children identified under Level 1 of the Priority of Access / Allocation Criteria and is in response to the introduction of funded 3 year old kindergarten, which commenced in 2022.
  • Download the 2023 Kindergarten Central Registration Information Book  for further information for full details of the Priority of Access / Allocation Criteria:
    • Level 1: children identified as high priority
    • Level 2: children currently enrolled at the service
    • Level 3: children eligible for the Sibling Priority
    • Level 4: Children registered for the Kindergarten closest to where they live
    • Level 5: Children whose families are Mornington Peninsula Shire residents/ratepayers

Kindergarten Central Registration is a streamlined and transparent application and allocation process, that is fair and equitable for all families to support their access to community kindergarten programs across the Shire.