Three-year-old kindergarten is an exciting time for children and their families as they begin their early years’ education.  For some children kinder provides first experiences away from the family, and for others, kinder provides a new environment where children can continue to develop their social skills in a setting outside of the family.  Our play based program encourages children to play, laugh, question, explore and investigate activities while having fun with their teachers and friends.

Beginning in 2022 Doncaster East Pre-School will offer two multi-age kindergarten groups, with the children enrolled in our funded three-year-old program attending kinder twice a week. Both Kangaroo and Koala Group have three staff member (one teacher and two co-educators) working with the group when the three-year-old children are in attendance and there is a maximum of 28 children in each group.

At Doncaster East Pre-School we are passionate about creating a secure environment where all children feel welcome and appreciated.  For many children beginning our three year old kindergarten program this will be their first experience being cared for outside of the home environment. We strive to develop a sense of trust and confidence in the children, promoting a sense of wellbeing which leads to self-confidence and resilience.  We work together with families to ensure that our program is welcoming, inclusive and interesting for all children.

Monday 9.00am-12.30pm
Thursday 9.00am-2.45pm

Monday 1.00pm–4.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am-2.45pm

2022 Fees and Levies
3 year-old program fees: $450/term
Incursions levy: $50/term
Maintenance levy: $100/annual

Fees Policy

*The fees and timetables are set by the Committee of Management and are subject to change.

Fee Subsidies
Beginning in 2022 a funded three-year-old kindergarten is being rolled out throughout all of Victoria.  Initially children attending three-year-old kindergarten will receive 5 funded hours of pre-school and this will increase to 15 hours by 2028.

Government funding helps to keep the fees associated with attending the kindergarten affordable to families.  Kindergarten fees are payable each term and full fees are required from all families enrolled in the service to run the kindergarten program.

Enrolment Information for 3-year-old Pre-School
Our Enrolment and Orientation Policy and Fees Policy are available on this website.  Please review these policies along with our other policies prior to application. All other relevant forms can also be downloaded from our website.
To be eligible for 3-year-old kinder a child must turn 3 by the 30th of April in the year of attendance. Children cannot attend kindergarten until they have reached their 3rd birthday under the Children’s Services Regulations.
If your child does not turn 3 until term 2, term 1 fees are required to be paid in order to hold their position until their 3rd birthday.

Click here to download our Application Form.