GEKA kindergartens have different enrolment procedures depending on which Council the kindergarten is located in. Please ensure you view the correct council’s enrolment procedures for the kindergarten/s you are interested in when viewing the below information – either Glen Eira Council or Monash Council.
GEKA kindergartens offer a variety of sessional programs that vary in the length and the number of days your child may attend. The session times can be viewed on our timetable page
To be eligible to attend 4 YEAR OLD kindergarten, your child MUST turn four (4) by 30th April in the year they attend. Refer to the table below to guide as to which year your child should attend in kindergarten based on age.
Victorian State Government Policy states that a child is entitled to funding for ONE year of a 4 year old kindergarten experience ONLY. When applying for kindergarten, parents need to carefully consider the age of their child and whether he/she will be ready for the demands of kindergarten.
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 4 year old kindergarten in the year they turn four or the year they turn five. A child will ONLY be eligible to receive a second year of funded 4 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.
|Date of Birth||Enrolments Open from 1 May (01 July in 2020)||Year Attend 3YO kindergarten||Year Attend 4YO kindergarten|
|01 May 2016 – 30 April 2017||01 May 2019||2020||2021|
|01 May 2017 – 30 April 2018||01 May 2020||2021||2022|
|01 May 2018 – 30 April 2019||01 July 2021||2022||2023|
Kindergartens Managed by GEKA:
GEKA Bentleigh Kindergarten
GEKA Bentleigh East Kindergarten
GEKA Brady Road Kindergarten
GEKA Carnegie Kindergarten
GEKA Caulfield South Kindergarten
GEKA Centre Road Kindergarten
GEKA Glover Street Kindergarten
GEKA McKinnon Kindergarten
GEKA Murrumbeena Kindergarten
GEKA Orrong Road Kindergarten
GEKA kindergartens located in the Glen Eira Council municipality – 4 year old
GEKA participates in the Glen Eira City Council’s Central Enrolment system for four-year-old kindergarten.
3 and 4 year applications/enrolments are NOT linked in Glen Eira and we recommend you complete BOTH a 3 year old and 4 year old Kindergarten Registration Application concurrently. 4 year old applications are made via Glen Eira City Council
To register for a 4 year old kindergarten place, and view the Glen Eira Council’s kindergarten central enrolment procedures please visit Glen Eira City Council. You can register for a kindergarten place via their online form REGISTRATION APPLICATION
Please contact the Glen Eira Council for information on:
- submitting a Kindergarten Registration Application (4 year old kindergarten)
- find out where there are vacancies in your area
- learn where your child is placed on the Council waitlist
- make a changes to your kindergarten preferences
- access of priority
- general 4 year old enrolment enquiries
Glen Eira Council Service Centre:
GEKA kindergartens located in the Monash Council municipality – 4 year old
GEKA’s Sacred Heart Kindergarten participate in the Monash Councils Central Enrolment system.
Applications for GEKA’s Sacred Heart Kindergarten are made directly with the Monash Council. To view the Monash’s Council kindergarten enrolment procedures and register for a kindergarten place please visit https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Home. You can register for a kindergarten place via their Parent Portal
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.
You can apply anytime, with a cut-off date of 30 June, in the year prior to commencing kindergarten. This will ensure that your child will be included in the allocation process.
For further information, please contact Monash Council’s Kindergarten Support team on 9518 3530 or firstname.lastname@example.org