3 Year Old Kindergarten


Bookings open

Saturday 1st May 2021 8am


Our 2022 3 year old group is currently full - at this stage we are not taking new applications 

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2021 Session Times

 Green Group
Monday 8.30am – 12.30pm



Blue Group

Friday 1:30pm – 5.30pm

Details and fees for Blue group can be found here  

2022 3 Year Old Enrolment Procedure 


Please refer to our 3YO enrolment policy for details of the complete enrolment procedure.

Please also note that this has changed from previous years.

2021 Fees - Green Group
(4 Hrs a week during Victorian school term)


The State Government has announced free kindergarten in 2021 for funded 4 year old kindergarten (15 hours per week). In addition, the announcement provides funding of $1600 towards the cost of 3 year old kindergarten (5 hours per week).


Deposit - $50.00 - Paid at Enrolment and is non-refundable


One payment of $1680.00

Term 1: $420.00
Term 2: $420.00
Term 3: $420.00
Term 4: $420.00


 Total payments of $1680.00


(Fees includes incursion/excursion levy of $80 and working bee/maintenance levy $50)


* Upon request, all families who attend a working bee will be refunded $50 by the end of Term 4. Families may wish to donate this amount back to the kindergarten at your discretion.

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2022 Session Times

 Green Group
Monday 8.30am – 1.30pm



Blue Group

Friday 1:30pm – 5.30pm

Details and fees for Blue group can be found here  

How to Apply


  • Complete online application via the 3YO Enrolment Application portal above (including a copy of your child's Birth Certificate).

    • Pay the $20 non-refundable application/administration fee online.


  • Details of application process:

    • Online applications open at 8.00am on Saturday, May 1st 2021. Early applications will not be accepted. Receipt of payment will be confirmation of a successful submission.

    • Paper applications will not be accepted.

    • Applications will remain open until the Kindergarten has received a maximum of 60 applications, at which point applications will no longer be accepted. Applications will close on August 31st of enrolment year


To be eligible to attend 3 YEAR OLD kindergarten, your child MUST turn three (3) by 30th April in the year they attend. 

Families with children born between 1 January and 30 April have a CHOICE about whether their child will commence school in the year they turn five or the following year when they turn six, and therefore whether they commence 3 year old kindergarten in the year they turn three or the year they turn four.


Children under three will not be able to attend Bentleigh West Kindergarten until they turn three. 

(you can accept a place at the kinder, but won't be able to commence until your child's third birthday)

A child will ONLY be eligible to receive a second year of 3 year old kindergarten if they are assessed by the kindergarten teacher as having at least two areas of significant developmental delay that are not age related e.g. If the child is exhibiting behaviour/s that is deemed consistent for their ‘young’ age they will NOT fit the criteria.




Priority will be given to:

Children who have been approved to repeat a second year of three year old kindergarten
Children who have disabilities or additional needs
Children at risk of abuse or neglect, including children in Out-of-Home Care
Children who are eligible for the Early Start Kindergarten Program (three-year-old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children known to Child Protection may be eligible for this scheme). Details are available here
Children who have had a sibling attend and complete the 3 Year Old or 4 Year old program at the Kindergarten
Families that nominate the Kindergarten as their first preference for 4 Year Old Kindergarten within 28 days of the applications opening with the City of Glen Eira Central Enrolment Scheme. To do this, please go to the Glen Eira Council website for more details

Once 4 year old applications have opened (1st of May), and families have submitted their preferences for 4 year old kinder, we will then endeavour to send out offers for 3 year old kinder at the earliest possible time.

Bentleigh West Kindergarten requires parents/guardians who have been offered a tentative place must provide acceptable immunisation documentation for assessment two months prior to the child first attending the service in order that a confirmed place can be offered.

  • Please note, for priority of access and if you would like to apply for your child to attend 4 year old Kindergarten in 2023 at BWK, enrolments open with the City of Glen Eira Central Enrolment Scheme on 1 May 2021 here.