Allocations and Offers

Allocation/Offer Process for Kindergarten

Kindergartens operating from Council buildings are required to give preference to children of Monash residents and ratepayers when allocating places.

Waiting lists for first allocation in the following year close on 30 June.  Places are offered by kindergartens beginning in August.

Availability of places in individual kindergartens is determined by the number of sessions, policies and places offered.  This is decided each year by the kindergarten’s Committee of Management, which is made up of parents and other volunteers who may be responsible for managing kindergartens. In third term every year, kindergartens make an initial series of offers for the following year.

Places of offer are sent by kindergartens in July/August and offers will continually be made until kindergartens are full and/or all children on the list have been offered a place. Should your child not receive an offer for a place in your preferred kindergarten, the Preschool Support Officer will assist in finding a place for your child in your second choice or other alternatives, where available. Please note your child’s name is only on the list of your preferred first choice kindergarten.

There is no guarantee that children registered on the Central Enrolment Register will receive a place in the nominated kindergarten or in any kindergarten within the municipality.  Enrolment in a 3 year old kindergarten program does not guarantee a place in the 4 year old program as each year’s waiting list is processed and allocated separately. Children can be enrolled for both 3 and 4 year old on the same form.

If you would like more information on the enrolment procedure, please contact the  Preschool Support Officer at Monash Council, 9518 3530, or by email:

Change of Kindergarten Preference

The online system replaced the paper form of registration process. Families are able to enrol, pay the administration fee and view their application details from home at any time. You can login to update your details and change your kindergarten preference at any time.

  • If a parent requests a change of preference before 30 June in the year prior to when their child is expected to attend, the original application date received will remain the same. 
  • A change of preference received after the 30 June will attract a new date of the day the form was lodged, as the waiting list for allocations has closed.  If a parent requests a change of preference without a change of address, a further fee is payable.
  • Change of preference for 3 year old when the first choice is full, does not change the 4 year old preference, as each year is processed separately. 

Confirmation of Enrolment

If you have not received a letter or email acknowledging receipt of your application/alteration within 3 weeks after lodgement, please contact the Preschool Support Officer 9518 3530.

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Last updated: 18 May 2017