Kindergarten Registrations 2025 Now Open


Registrations for 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs in Campaspe Shire are now open for the 2025 year and there have been some changes to the access and application processes.

Campaspe Shire Mayor, Cr Rob Amos has encouraged parents to register over the next two months, noting the move to a new software provider to capture registrations, which will be easier and more user friendly for families.

Offers are made by applying state government and local priority of access criteria, meaning places are not allocated by date order of application, rather places will be allocated to children by applying the priority of access.

“First round offers for kindergarten registrations are open between 1 May and 30 June, however, registrations can be made at any time throughout the year,” Cr Amos said.

If your child turns 3 or 4 before 30 April 2024, they are eligible to attend three or four year old kinder in 2025.

This year, Council has moved to an online system for capturing registrations. If families would like a hardcopy form, please email [email protected] or call the team on 1300 666 535.

“And if you’re not sure what kindergarten is best for your child, Shine Bright is running an open day at all their services on Wednesday, 15 May from 9 to 11.30am. It’s a great opportunity to make an informed decision about your child’s upcoming kindergarten enrolment,” Cr Amos said.

Please note that children are only eligible for one year of 3 year old kinder and one year of 4 year old kinder before they start school. Families with children born between January and April have a choice about when to start kindergarten which will determine whether they start school in the year they turn 5 or the year they turn 6.

In July, offers will be emailed to advise if your child has received a place at your preferred service or is on a waiting list. Please ensure you respond to your offer within seven days.

Registrations for the following kindergartens are managed by Council:

  • Berrimba Childcare, Echuca
  • Shine Bright Echuca East Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Echuca Central Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Echuca South Community Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Girgarre Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Gunbower Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Fenaughty Street Kindergarten, Kyabram
  • Shine Bright Kyabram P-12 Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Lockington Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Rochester Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Stanhope Kindergarten
  • Shine Bright Tongala Kindergarten

Applications must be submitted prior to Sunday, 30 June. For all information and to apply, visit Council’s website.

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