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Sending your child to kinder

Learn about how your child can access Free Kinder, the benefits of kinder, and how to find and enrol in a kinder program that suits your family's needs.

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Quick guide for parents

Learn the basics of kinder, including:

  • How Free Kinder saves up to $2,500 per child annually
  • Educational and social benefits of play-based learning
  • Enrolling in kinder, program types, Kinder Kits, and more resources.

Some information on this webpage is out of date following the 2024/2025 budget. In the short term, please refer to The Best Start, Best Life reforms.


Starting age calculator

Use the starting age calculator to enter your child's birth date to find out what year they can start Three- and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten.

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Learn about programs and initiatives


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The Best Start, Best Life reforms

We're investing $14 billion in Victoria’s early childhood education, providing access to Free Kinder for all 3- and 4-year-old children.