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Children's Programs

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Children at the kinder playground at Rowville Community Centre

The Rowville Community Centre is the primary provider of three year old pre kinder programs in Knox, which operates under the Department of Education and Training (DET) guidelines.

The Centre is staffed by experienced and qualified childcare assistants, who take pride in the standard of service provided to your child.

Our pre kinder programs are:

  • Registered with the Department of Education and Training (DET).
  • Managed and operated by Knox City Council.
  • Limited to a maximum of 10 children per class.
  • Staffed at ratios higher then DET requirements.
  • Supervised by qualified childcare staff.

Three Year Old Pre Kinder

In small groups of 10, a qualified staff member, with the aid of an assistant, guide the children through a series of carefully programmed activities, designed specifically for three year old children.

These activities are structured to encourage imagination, creativity and social interaction in the children. The program’s structure will incorporate sensory, gross and fine motor skills, with activities such as painting, craft, storytelling and singing with an emphasis on free play with special attention made to emotional and social maturity and separating from the primary care giver. Children are eligible to attend Three Year Old Pre Kinder provided they turn three years of age on or before April 30th in the year they wish to attend.

When is my child eligible to attend Three Year Old Pre Kinder?

Birth Date Year Attending
1/5/2016 to 30/4/2017 2020
1/5/2017 to 30/4/2018 2021
1/5/2018 to 30/4/2019 2022
1/5/2019 to 30/4/2020 2023

Session Times

Three Year Old Pre Kinder sessions in 2020 will run Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 1.00pm (3.5 hours).

The service operates in accordance with school terms. It does not operate during school holiday periods or on public holidays.

Pre Kinder Fees

As part of Knox City Council’s annual budget process, Council sets fees each year for the Rowville Community Centre’s Pre Kinder Program. Fees for the 2019-2020 financial year are:

Program Cost Per Session Cost Per Term
(10 Weeks)
Three year old (3.5 hour session) $39.90 $399.00


Fees can be paid by cash, EFTPOS, credit, cheque or BPAY (from term 2 onwards). Please ensure that all cheques are made payable to ‘Knox City Council’. Please retain your receipt as proof of payment.

Fees must be paid in full prior to a child commencing in the service. Re-enrolments must be paid prior to the commencement of the upcoming term. If you are experiencing financial difficulties meeting this timeframe, please contact the Centre to discuss a repayment plan.

For further information regarding our three year old pre kinder program, you can download a copy of the Centre’s Pre Kinder Information Booklet at the bottom of this page.

Inquire about our three year old pre kinder programs.

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