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 kindergarten from 2022
The State Government recently announced funding for kindergarten programs for all three year olds across Victoria – this will be available in Nillumbik from 2022.
From 2022, three-year-olds across Nillumbik Shire will have access to five hours in a kindergarten program led by a qualified teacher. The hours will progressively increase up to the full 15-hour program by 2029.