Victoria makes Kinder enrolment easier with new support services
Families wishing to access Kinder places in Victoria will be supported by the launch of a new website and phone enquiry line, announced by the State’s Minister for Early Childhood, Ingrid Stitt on Friday.
The Find a Kinder Program website and the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Enquiry Line will give families ease of access to the right information when it comes to selecting the best kindergarten program in their area, with the website offering a “one-stop-shop” that allows parents to search and find kindergarten programs in convenient locations that suit their needs.
Translatable in over 100 languages, the site allows parents to search from a 2-40 km radius from any address. A map and list of the funded and approved kindergarten programs in long day care or standalone kindergarten settings is then provided.
The site also highlights programs with the Kinder Tick, an initiative launched earlier this year that identifies approved and funded kindergarten programs delivered by a qualified teacher.
Families wishing to access Three-Year-Old Kinder can also call the new Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Enquiry Line, where they will be supported to locate and access information on how and when to enrol their child in the program as well as discuss the range of services offered.
To access the Find a Kinder Program website, go to www.findakinder.educationapps.vic.gov.au
The Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Enquiry Line is open Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm and can be contacted by phoning 1800 338 663.