Countdown to kinder enrolments

Published on 23 May 2022

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Looking to enrol your child in kindergarten in the Glenelg Shire next year? It’s time to start preparing their enrolment information! 

Council managed Kindergartens across the Glenelg Shire will soon be accepting enrolments for 2023, with three- and four-year-old kindergarten programs officially open for enrolment from Monday 30 May through to Sunday 26 June 2022.   

Glenelg Shire Children’s Services Manager Miryam Franjic encouraged families to start considering which centre would best suit their child’s learning needs.  

“Kindergarten is a vital step in a child’s development journey. Encouraging a love of learning and developing strong social skills will assist children with their transition to primary school,” she said.  

“Council offers both three-year-old and four-year-old programs at our early childhood education and care services right across the Glenelg Shire, including Dartmoor, Casterton, Heywood and Portland.  

Council introduced state subsidised three-year-old kindergarten in 2021 – as part of a ten year roll out across the state. All six services are rated exceeding the National Quality Standards and deliver high quality programs. 

“I remind families to mark the important Enrolment Period in their calendars and I look forward to welcoming many new and existing faces to our kindergarten programs next year.”    

Three- and four-year-old Kindergarten Programs will be offered at the following services for 2023:  

  • Dartmoor Children's Centre
  • Heywood Kindergarten
  • Jaycee Kindergarten
  • Kalbarri Kindergarten
  • Kathleen Millikan Centre, Casterton
  • Karreeta Peeneeyt Mara Portland Child and Family Complex

Enrolments can be completed online through the Glenelg Shire Council website. 

For further information regarding 2023 Kindergarten Enrolments, please contact the Children’s Services team on 1300 453 635 or email

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