|Registration period||April to June|
|Allocation of places||August|
|Receiving and accepting kindergarten placement offers||August to September|
|Kindergarten program begins||End of January|
Your child must be 3 or 4 years old by 30 April of the year they start kindergarten to enrol in a kindergarten program.
You can register your child from 1 April the year before they start kindergarten.
Registering your child for kindergarten in Knox
At Knox, you can register your child for a Council kindergarten through an online platform called KEYS Online.
KEYS Online allows you to:
- update your details
- pay fees
- nominate your kindergarten preferences
- view offers of kindergarten places
To use KEYS Online, you must register for an account.
If your child turns 3 or 4 by 30 April 2022, you can register them now to attend kindergarten next year.
KEYS Online for children already enrolled
If your child is already enrolled, you should have received an email with your KEYS Online login details.
Keep your child’s details updated
It is important that you keep your child's details up-to-date at all times. This helps us to process your child's application effectively.
Please note any updates you make in KEYS Online may take up to 2 weeks to be reflected in the portal.
Choosing your preferred kindergarten
You can use KEYS Online to nominate your preferred kindergartens.
The first round of kindergarten offers are based on your first preferences. Second and other offers are based on the other preferences you have selected.
Allocation of places
We allocate places using the Priority of Access criteria.
This is to ensure fair and transparent allocation of places for all eligible children where there are more families than places available.
There are 5 priority criteria:
Kindergarten offers will be made via KEYS Online. You will receive an email notifying you that an offer has been made. You must log in to KEYS Online to view the offer.
Council runs a minimum of 3 rounds of offers beginning in August.
Enrolling your child in kindergarten
Families that receive and accept an offer of a Council kindergarten place must then enroll their child at that kindergarten.
We have an online platform called KNEnrol that makes it easy for you to complete your child's enrolment.
Once you accept the kindergarten placement, you will receive:
- An email with a link to the KNEnrol platform
- Instructions on how to create an account. You must then provide the necessary documents and information to complete your child's enrolment form
This email will be sent in November before the year your child attends kindergarten.
Please fill in this form as soon as possible after receiving the link. Your child will not be able to attend kindergarten without a completed, validated enrolment form.
Inclusion of children with disability
Preschool Field Officers work with educators and families to support the inclusion of children with additional needs in our 4-year-old kindergarten programs.
This service is funded by Knox City Council and the Department of Education and Training.
About preschool field officers
Knox City Council preschool field officers are experienced kindergarten teachers with extra specialist qualifications.
The role includes:
- supporting the early childhood educators in the development and delivery of inclusive programs
- supporting partnerships between educators and their families
- carrying out play-based observations of referred children in kindergarten
- linking families into the range of available supports.
Preschool field officers do not work one-to-one with individual children.
No Jab No Play
All children enrolling in our early childhood education and care services must be up to date with their immunisation or have an approved exemption.
'No Jab No Play' is the Victorian Government legislation requiring all children to be fully immunised before enrolling in any childcare and/or kindergarten in Victoria.
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Or call our Kindergarten Services on 9298 8000.