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Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Eligibility Criteria and Priority of Access

Is my child eligible?

To be eligible to attend kindergarten children must be four years of age or older by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten, or be eligible for programs offering Early Start or Access to Early Learning Kindergarten Programs. 

Child's Date of Birth

Eligible Year

01/05/2015 - 30/04/2016

2020

01/05/2016 - 30/04/2017

2021

01/05/2017 - 30/04/2018

2022

01/05/2018 - 30/04/2019

2023


What is the priority of access allocation criteria?

Children are allocated on the basis of priority, in accordance with State Government guidelines and subject to resident and non resident criteria, into a kindergarten program.

There are four levels of criteria:

Priority 1

  • Priority 1 criteria include a child if they are:

    Residents of the City of Greater Dandenong and are at:

    • At risk of abuse or neglect (including children living in out of home care);

    • Are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;

    • Are an asylum seeker or refugee;

    • Are eligible for Kindergarten Fee Subsidy;

    • Have an additional need;

    • Are eligible for a second year of funded kindergarten or have delayed their kindergarten year.

Priority 2

  • Residents of the City of Greater Dandenong not identified in the Priority 1 criteria.

 Priority 3

  • Non residents of the City of Greater Dandenong with children who attend childcare within the municipality for a minimum of three days per week, or whose parent/guardian works or volunteers within the municipality for a minimum of three days per week.

 Priority 4

  • Non residents of the City of Greater Dandenong.

 

For further information

Visit the Victorian State Government's Kindergarten Funding Guide