Four-year-old preschool

Four-year-old preschool (kindergarten) is a one year program for children the year before they start school. It aims to support children's learning and development, social skills, emotional skills, language, literacy and numeracy skills, self-awareness and respect for others, ability to make new friends and exposes them to new ideas and concepts. The preschools are run by a Committee Of Management made up of parent volunteers or by Cluster Managers.

Council centrally manages four-year-old preschool registrations for the 17 Preschools in Nillumbik which operate from council-owned or managed buildings. Council collects applications, registers children in the central registration system, allocates a preschool place and liaises with families in relation to their four-year-old preschool registration.

Some child care centres in Nillumbik offer funded four-year-old preschool programs which are not part of Council's central registration system. Applications must be made directly with the centre .

To help you decide which preschool your child should attend, contact the preschool and arrange a time to meet with the teacher and tour the service.

For Nillumbik central registration enquiries contact Council at preschool@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or on 9433 3161.