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Preschools and kindergartens

Starting kindergarten is an important milestone for you and your child. A number of kindergartens offer programs for children aged 3 and 4 years. 

To decide if your child is ready to start kindergarten, talk to your maternal and child health nurse about your child's health and wellbeing.

Kinder Expo

Families with children looking to enrol in kindergarten in 2021, or unsure of the process, are encouraged to attend our free Kinder Expo on Thursday 5 March 2020. 

Find out more about our Kinder Expo

Enrolment and locations

The Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association (MIKA) has a central enrolment system for kindergarten programs. There are currently 22 kindergartens using the MIKA central enrolment system. View the list of MIKA kindergartens.

Applications for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children can be made online through the MIKA website. Paper application forms are available from local maternal and child health centres, kindergartens, Council offices and service centres.

Enrolment for 4 year olds

See the MIKA website for enrolment information for 4 year olds.

Enrolment for 3 year olds

See the MIKA website for enrolment information for 3 year olds. 

Other kindergarten options

There are other kindergartens that run their own enrolment system. Contact them directly.  

Other kindergarten options  (pdf, 226KB)

Other kindergarten options  (docx, 104KB)

You can find a list of kindergartens in Maroondah and their contact details in the Maroondah Community Directory

Interactive maps

We have maps that can help with kindergarten locations and travel routes to get there:

  • Find your closest kindergarten by entering your address in My Maroondah
    Enter your address and see the 5 closest kindergartens.
  • Plan the best walking or public transport route to your kindergarten or school using our interactive map. It shows kindergartens and schools, and when you zoom in you'll see footpaths and crossings. Search for your kindergarten's address and change the settings to see bike lanes, bus routes near a kindergarten.

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Further information

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