Families are able to visit the pre school at any time, during working hours, to view the setting, program, talk to staff and obtain an application form. This must be completed and returned to the kinder, so that your child is placed on our lists. As we are an independent pre school, we are responsible for our own enrolments.

Download a three year old enrolment form
Download a four year old enrolment form


When can my toddler start kinder?  

Children need to have turned three before April 30 to begin three year old kinder at the start of the year.  Children can, however, start later in the year, once they have actually turned three.  These children would then do more than one year of three year old kinder.  Of course, this depends on vacancies.

What are the session times?

The 3 and 4 year old session times can be located on each programs page under About Us.

Why do I pay a placement fee?

The non-refundable placement fee secures your child's position at the kinder.

How does the working bee levy work? 

The working bee levy is to cover the cost of maintenance if it cannot be undertaken by volunteer parents at a working bee.  If you are able to attend one of our four (typically one per term) working bees throughout the year, then your working bee levy will be refunded – but not straight away, it is done towards the end of the year.

How much are the fees? 

3 year olds (Wallaby and Wombat groups) 
- If attend once a week (for the term) $180
- If attend twice a week (for the term) $360

4 year olds (Cockatoos)  $275 per term.

Families (in the 4 year old program) with concession, pension HCC receive a government subsidy. Fees are covered by this subsidy.

Term fees are due at the beginning of each term.

Am I eligible for Child Care Benefit?

As Alchester Village Pre-school is a provider of registered care, you may be entitled to Child Care benefit, an hourly rate paid by Centrelink for the hours your child attends the centre.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us via phone on 0401 541 042 or email to alchestervillagepreschool@gmail.com
or  alchester.village.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au