Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of program do you offer?
At Kinderlea, we use the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) which guides our play-based curriculum and educational programs to support and extend children’s learning and development.
How big are your group sizes?
Our groups have a maximum of 20 children.
My child isn't 100% toilet trained, can they still come to Kinderlea?
Yes! All children are different and reach developmental milestones at different ages. At Kinderlea we support all stages of toileting. We do ask that all children are provided with spare clothes (including underwear/pull ups/nappies)
How much does kindergarten cost?
Fees are set by the Committee of Management in the year prior to enrolment. Please refer to our Fees page.
Is my child eligible for kindergarten?
Your child must turn 3 years of age by the 30th of April in the year they wish to attend to be eligible. This is in line with eligibility for 4 Year Old kindergarten and school enrolments. For more information please see our How Do I Know If My Child Eligible? page.
Does the kindergarten have a uniform?
We have Kinderlea play clothes which can be ordered and purchased. They are not a compulsory uniform but an easy-to-wear option where children can be comfortable and readily participate in kindergarten experiences. Please see our Uniform page for more information.
What does my child need to take to Kindergarten?
A back pack (big enough to hold their belongings) a snack box, a drink bottle, a sun hat for term 1 and 4, and a coat for term 2 and 3. Please see our Parent Information Book for more information. Our teachers will discuss this more thoroughly during the meet and greet sessions at the beginning of the year.
What 4 year old kindergartens do most of the children at Kinderlea go to?
We are one of the biggest 3 year old kindergartens in Knox. Our enrolment area spans people from all over the Knox area. We recommend looking at Knox council 4 year old kindergartens close to your home, and/or close to the primary school you are thinking of sending your child to.
Do families on pensioner/health care cards get a discount?
Unfortunately as Kinderlea doesn’t receive any funding from the Department of Education to run the program, full fees are required to cover all operational costs.
Oh No! I missed Term 1, can I enrol my child for Term 2 / Term 3/ Term 4?
Provided your child has turned 3 before 30th April and a place is available, your child is welcome to join us at Kinderlea. Please contact us and we can discuss this further.
Kinderlea complies with the Victorian No Jab, No Play Policy. What does this mean for our families?
The Victorian Government has amended the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
All parents/guardians planning to enrol their child at childcare or kindergarten in Victoria must provide the service with evidence that their child is:
- fully immunised for their age OR
- on a vaccination catch-up program OR
- unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.
For more information visit the Victorian Better Health website
‘Conscientious objection’ to vaccination is not an exemption’.
How do I provide evidence of my child’s immunisation status?
A copy of your child’s immunisation record can be obtained via the Australian Immunisation Record (AIR) by visiting the Medicare website and accessing your MyGov account. If you do not have a MyGov account that is linked to medicare you can request a copy of your child’s immunisation record by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The below image shows an example of an immunisation record.