3 year old preschool

Most preschools in the Shire offer a three-year-old preschool program. These programs are not subsidised by the State Government so fees are usually more expensive than four-year-old programs. To enrol in a three-year-old preschool program contact the Preschool directly. 

A child who attends a three-year-old preschool program will not automatically be enrolled or guaranteed a place at the same preschool in the four-year-old program.

Three-year-old preschool from 2022

The State Government has announced funding for preschool programs for all three-year-olds across Victoria- this will be available in Nillumbik in 2022.

From 2022, three-year-old children across Nillumbik Shire will have access to five hours in a program led by a qualified teacher. The hours will progressively increase up to the full 15-hour program by 2029.

Applications for three-year-old preschool open on 1 February 2021. Families will be able to apply online via the Nillumbik Council website or by postal/hard copy. Applications will close on 30 June 2021 for 2022 attendance at three-year-old preschool.