Frequently Asked Questions

How are kindergarten places allocated?

Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES) manage the enrolment process and provide a comprehensive explanation here as to how kindergarten places are allocated  

How old must my child be to start Kinder?

Your child must be 3 years of age before commencing 3 year old kindergarten and must be 4 years of age by 30 April in the year of attendance at 4 year old kindergarten. Children born between January 1 and April 30 may be considered ‘young’ in comparison to the other children in their year level (this applies to kindergarten as well as school) and there is a growing trend to delay entry by one year, to coincide with a later school entry.

For more information about kindergarten and school readiness, refer to Transition: A Positive Start to School Resource Kit.

Do they need to be toilet trained?

No, although you are strongly encouraged to have your child toilet trained before they begin kindergarten.

Can I defer?

You may defer your kindergarten position. 3 year old kindergarten requests for deferral must be lodged in writing with the BKCES by 30 April.  4 year old deferral requests must be received by the end of Term 1.

Do I have to live in Kew/Kew East to attend?

Yes, however the other selection criteria as set out by BKCES still apply.