To be eligible to enrol in three-year-old kindergarten, your child must be three years old by 30 April of the year they start kindergarten.
To be eligible to enrol in four-year-old kindergarten, your child must be four years old by 30 April of the year they start kindergarten.
You can register your child from 1 April the year prior to them starting kindergarten.
Registering your child for kindergarten in Knox
You can register your child using our KEYS Online portal. You will need to register for an account.
If your child turns three by 30 April 2022, you can register them now to attend three-year-old kindergarten next year.
If your child turns four by 30 April 2022, you can register them now to attend four-year-old 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.
If this has not happened or you are unsure whether you have an account, email email@example.com or call our Kindergarten Services on 9298 8000.
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.
You will need to nominate your preferred kindergarten groups in KEYS Online.
The first round of kindergarten offers are based on your first preferences. Second and subsequent rounds of offers are based on the other preferences you have selected.
You can change your preferences at any time via KEYS Online.
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 will need to log in to KEYS Online to view the offer.
Council runs a minimum of 3 rounds of offers beginning in August.
Inclusion of children with disability
Preschool Field Officers work with educators and families to support the inclusion of children with additional needs in our four-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 additional 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.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will come back to you.
Or call our Kindergarten Services on 9298 8000.