Enrolments and fees

Enrolment Procedures

Alfred Nuttall Memorial Kinder is part of the City of Darebin’s central enrolment scheme. Enrolments are competed online via the Darebin Kindergarten Registration System Portal.

For information on the central enrolment process please contact the City of Darebin Kindergarten Registration team on 8470 8825 or registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebin.vic.gov.au.

City of Darebin will send you an email confirming your online application for enrolment as soon as you submit.  You will be contacted about places at a later date.

If you receive on offer of a place at ANMK, the first step it to confirm you accept the place with council. We will then email you your enrolment and information pack.

To visit our kinder or discuss the program, please call us on 9489 0262.

Enrolment Eligibility

For your child to be eligible for three-year-old kindergarten, they must turn three by 30 April.  Children must be three-years-old before they can attend kindergarten. If your child turns three in January, February, March or April, we strongly recommend you contact us to discuss options.

For your child to be eligible to attend four-year-old kindergarten, they must turn four by 30 April.

The State Government subsidises one year of three-year-old kindergarten and one four-year-old kindergarten for every child. Approval for a third year is only granted in special cases, and can only be applied to the four-year-old kindergarten year. As such, it is important to fully consider your child’s readiness. Our kindergarten teachers are happy to discuss your child’s education and to help you make an informed decision. 

Immunisation requirements – No Jab No Play

All parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Victoria, including kindergarten, must provide evidence that their child is:

  • fully immunised for their age OR
  • on a vaccination catch-up program OR
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

For further details about No Jab, No Play, see the FAQs on the Victorian government’s website.


Fees

From 2022, the Department of Education and Training will introduce 5-hours of funded kindergarten program per week for three-year-olds. This is in addition to the current 15-hours of funded kindergarten program each week for four-year-olds.

2022 Fees:

  • Three-year-old program: $485 + $25 fundraising levy = $510
  • Four-year-old program: $535 + fundraising levy of $25 = $560

The term fees include a $25 fundraising levy to support the delivery of a high-quality kindergarten program. This is in lieu of the kindergarten community undertaking fundraising activities.

The Victorian Government only allows one lot of funding per child.  Parents are required to nominate which centre their child will undertake the funded four-year-old program. This is relevant if your child will attend another kindergarten or a child care program that incorporates a kindergarten program.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy 

The Victorian Government provides a Kindergarten Fee Subsidy to allow eligible children access up to 15-hours of kindergarten for free.

Your child is eligible in any of the following circumstances:

  • if your child identifies as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ​​
  • if your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more).
  • or if your child holds or has a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:
    • a Commonwealth Health Care Card
    • a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
    • a Department of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or White Card​
    • Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa (200-204, 786 or 866)
    • Bridging visas for any of the above Refugee or Asylum Seeker visas.

If your family or child has a humanitarian or refugee visa listed by the Department of Home Affairs that is not included in the above list, your child may still be eligible for the kindergarten fee subsidy. Please contact our kindergarten directly for more information.

Kindergarten fee deposit

When you receive your enrolment and information pack, you will be asked for a deposit of $100 to secure your place. The deposit is deducted from the fees for Term 1.

Families eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy are not required to pay the deposit. Families experiencing hardship are invited to discuss their options with our Director, Susie Alston.

For further information, consult our Fees Policy.

The Alfred Nuttall Memorial Kindergarten community welcomes all children and families and celebrates and respects our diversity. We share a commitment to equity and all children’s right to a quality education.

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