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Kindergarten Enrolments

Thank you for enquiring about kindergarten services with the Glenelg Shire Council’s Children’s Services.

How to enrol for 2020 programs

To enrol, you will be required to complete a series of forms and supply copies of relevant documents.

Enrolment forms will be available for download after our Open Day on 24 June 2019 (you will require a printer to print the forms; our enrolments are not able to be submitted electronically unless scanned).

The following forms will be required to be completed:
• Care and Education Enrolment Form 2020 (available from 24 June 2019)
• Medical Management Plans (if applicable) – please note these must be completed by a medical practitioner
- Anaphylaxis Action Plan
- Allergy Plan
- Asthma Action Plan

You will also be required to provide copies of the following documents:
• Immunisation History Statement from Australian Immunisation Record (AIR)
• Child’s Birth Certificate (recommended)
• Any current concession cards (if applicable)
• Court Order (if applicable)
• Intervention Order (if applicable)
• Exemption from School Form (if applicable)

Please complete your Kindergarten preferences, all relevant personal details, attach the required documentation (i.e. Immunisation History Statement) and any other supporting information to the enrolment form.

Enrolments must be signed by the enrolling Parent/Guardian and returned with the required documentation. Enrolments will not be accepted if incomplete or with missing information.

Applications can be submitted by e-mail to

Administration staff will be available at any of the below enrolment points between 9am-3pm during Enrolment Week to help with enquiries. Enrolment forms can also be accessed and submitted at these locations 24 - 28 June 2019:
- Karreeta Peeneeyt Mara Portland Child and Family Complex – 94 Julia Street Portland
- Heywood Customer Service Office – 77 Edgar Street Heywood
- Kathleen Millikan Centre – 1 Jackson Street Casterton

To be considered for a First Round Offer, complete enrolments must be returned by the close of business Friday 12 July 2019.

Enrolments can still be made after the closing date and will be allocated in Round 2 or placed on the waiting list. If you have any questions or require assistance to complete the enrolment process, please do not hesitate to contact Children’s Services on (03) 5522 2211 or email

Kindergarten Handbook

We have developed a 2020 Kindergarten Handbook available for download which has the following information:

• Benefits of Kindergarten and Eligibility
• Early Years Education Program
• Session Times
• Term Dates
• Fees and Charges
• Enrolment Process
• Tips for Starting Kindergarten
• General Information
- Our staff and services
- Communication with families
- What to bring to kindergarten
- Settling your child into kindergarten
- Hand hygiene
- Healthy eating
- Attendance - signing in and out
- Illness & infectious diseases exclusion
- Medical conditions
- Medications
- SunSmart
- Early Years Immunisation
- Accident and injury
- Emergency contact details
- Evacuation procedures
- Excursions, events and incursions
- Notices and newsletters
- Parent committees & Parent Advisory Groups
- Feedback, complaints or concerns
- Policies and procedures
- Privacy, confidentiality and permissions
• Kindergarten Central Enrolment Project
• Early Years Management
• Transition from Kindergarten to School

To download the handbook, please click here.

Allocation of Kindergarten Places

Glenelg Shire Council Children’s Services allocates Kindergarten places following the Guidelines for Managing Access to Kindergarten Places.
To download the guidelines, please click here.

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