Apply and Enrol for Batman Park Kindergarten
All applications for Batman Park Kindergarten are managed by Darebin Council Kindergarten and Child Care Registration Team. The council operates a registration waiting list on behalf of all community-managed three-year-old prekindergarten programs and funded four-year-old kindergarten programs within the municipality.
To contact the Kindergarten and Childcare Registration System Team:
• Call (03) 8470 8825, or
• Email Registration.KindergartenChildCare@darebin.vic.gov.au
• Register online https://darebincentralenrolments.councilonline.com.au
Registrations are open from 1 February to 30 April in the year prior to attendance. Registrations received before 30 April will be given priority. Registrations received after the 30 April will be processed after those which are received during the stated registration period.
Families will receive an acknowledgement letter of their application within 15 working days. If you’ve registered with the portal, you’ll also get a copy of your registration form instantly. It is your responsibility to contact the Kindergarten and Childcare Registration System Team if you have not received an acknowledgment letter within this time frame.
2019 three-year-old prekindergarten program
This program is designed to support the developmental, social, emotional and communication skills of young children who have turned three years old.
A child must be three years old on or before 30 April in the year that they are to attend the program.
2019 four-year-old kindergarten/preschool
This one-year, state government subsidised program is available for children in the year before they begin school. Children attend for a maximum of 15 hours per week, which is spread across multiple days.
A child must be four years old on or before 30 April in the year that they are to attend the program.
Vulnerable children and families
Darebin Council support the state government policy directions which shows that children with additional needs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, children known to Child Protection and those eligible for fee subsidy, benefit most from being involved in early childhood programs. Families that demonstrate that they have a child in one of these categories will be allocated to a kindergarten program as a priority.
No Jab No Play
In January 2016, the Victorian Government introduced the No Jab, No Play law which requires all Victorian children to be age-appropriately immunised before enrolment in an early childhood service can be confirmed.
Darebin Council offers a place at a kindergarten through the central enrolment system, however, you should note that this offer and your acceptance of the offer will not mean that your child’s enrolment is confirmed. Enrolment will only be confirmed once immunisation documentation has been received, assessed and found acceptable by the service at which the place has been offered.
For immunisation-related medical enquiries:
Call (03) 8470 8562 or 0419 765 230 (Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm)
Further information about immunisation requirements for enrolment in early childhood services, including information on how to obtain the required documentation, is available on the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel website. Early childhood services can also provide families with a brochure explaining the requirements and how you can meet them.