Applications for our kindergarten program can be submitted after a child’s first birthday. Local kindergarten places do fill quickly, so we strongly recommend that you submit your application around the time of your child’s second birthday in order to avoid missing out on a place.

From 2022 onward 3-year-old kindergarten will receive Government funding.  In order to be eligible for a funded position your child will need to turn 3 before or by April 30 in the year of attendance. In line with Government regulations, children cannot commence at kinder unattended until their 3rd birthday.

4-year-old groups are Government funded. In order to be eligible for a funded position your child will need to turn 4 before or by April 30 in the year of attendance.

To apply, a completed Application Form together with a non-refundable application fee of $30.00 must be delivered to the pre-school either:

Please note applications cannot be processed without receipt of the application fee.

Deps Application Form 2022

Deps Application Form 2023 and Beyond

On receipt of your application form and the $30.00 application fee, your child’s name will be added to the waiting list.  This does not guarantee your child a place.

Doncaster East Pre-School’s order of allocation of enrolments is as follows:

  • Children already enrolled in the centre
  • Deferrals – a child who has accepted a position at the preschool and is then subsequently withdrawn till the following year
  • Repeats, as decided by the director and parents
  • Remainder of applicants

First-round offers will be sent out in April/May of the year preceding the kinder year. Subsequent round of offers will be made throughout the year until all places in the group are allocated. Offers will be made in writing, and parents/guardians are required to confirm their acceptance of the place within 2 weeks of receipt of offer by payment of a non-refundable deposit.

On receipt of an offer you will be invited to our end-of-year AGM (Annual General Meeting), where your child’s Enrolment Pack will be distributed. The Enrolment Pack contains information about the pre-school as well as forms to be filled in and returned to the pre-school prior to the start of the kinder year. At the AGM you will also receive information about your child’s Orientation Day, held in November each year. The Orientation Day provides an opportunity for your child to meet teaching staff and the other children who will be in your child’s group.

Enrolment and Orientation Policy  and Fees Policy.