How to Enrol in Kindergarten

Enrolment Registration: Enrolment Registration for either 3 or 4 year old Kindergarten can be lodged from January 1st, in the year that your child turns 2.

Confidential Enrolment Form: You will received a letter of offer from either the City of Ballarat or ECKA by early September in the year before your child commences kindergarten. Once you have received and replied to your letter of offer, you will be notified of your confirmed place.  The kindergarten will then ask you to complete the online Confidential Enrolment Form. (This link can be found at the bottom of the page.)

Step 1: Register for Kinder

4 Year Old Kindergarten: Your child must be 4 years of age by 30th of April in the year of attendance at 4 year old kindergarten.

3 Year Old Kindergarten: Your child must turn 3 years of age by the 30th of April in the year of attendance at 3 year old kindergarten.

Children are eligible for attendance in the three-year-old kindergarten program provided they have turned three prior to commencement.

ECKA reserve the right to enrol children who turn three after April 30, if it is in the best interest of the child, or program.

Specific details relating to each ECKA Kindergarten can be found in the ‘Find a Kindergarten’ section of this website.

REGISTER NOW (follow instructions below)

Central Kindergarten Registration

The following ECKA Managed kindergartens participate in Central Kindergarten Registration with the City of Ballarat for both 3 and 4 year old programs:

Additional Information about the kindergartens listed above can be collected from:

  • The Kindergarten
  • ECKA Office – 11 Grandview Grove, Wendouree
  • Maternal and Child Health Centres
  • Ballarat Libraries
  • The Phoenix Building – City of Ballarat council offices, 25 Armstrong Street Sth
  • You may also contact the Ballarat City Council on:
    Ph: 5320 5720
    email: kindergarten@ballarat.vic.gov.au
    web: www.ballarat.vic.gov.au

Individual Kindergarten Registration

The following ECKA Managed Kindergartens handle enrolments for both 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs at their own kindergarten.

Enrolment Applications for the above 10 kindergartens are to be lodged at the kindergarten.

Wallace and District Kindergarten

Wallace and District Kindergarten enrolments for the funded four year old program are accepted by the Moorabool Shire Central Enrolment Scheme. The application form is found at the website below or by calling the Moorabool Shire offices on 03 5366 7100: https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/residents/family-services/family-and-children/education-and-care-services

For three year old enrolments, please click here to complete the application form and send this form directly to the kindergarten.

Step 2: Confidential Enrolment Form

Your child’s place at kindergarten has now been confirmed and your kindergarten Teacher has requested that you complete a Confidential Enrolment Form.

Before commencing the online Confidential Enrolment Form, please ensure you have the following details at hand:

  • Your Childs CRN (only required for Long Day Care Enrolments)
  • Parent CRN (only required for Long Day Care Enrolments)
  • Emergency Contact Details, including name, address and phone number
  • Court orders (if applicable)
  • Your child’s immunisation status
  • Medical Details, including:

Medical Practitioner name, address and phone number

Medicare Card No.

Ambulance Subscription No. (if applicable)

Pension or HCC Card Details (if applicable)