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3-Year-Old Kindergarten

Three-year-old kindergarten is an exciting time for children and their families as they begin their early years’ education.  For some children kinder provides first experiences away from the family, and for others, kinder provides a new environment where children can continue to develop their social skills in a setting outside of the family.  Our play based program encourages children to play, laugh, question, explore and investigate activities while having fun with their teachers and friends.

Doncaster East Pre-School is excited to be offering 15 hours of funded three year old program from 2023.

At Doncaster East Pre-School we are passionate about creating a secure environment where all children feel welcome and appreciated.  For many children beginning our three year old kindergarten program this will be their first experience being cared for outside of the home environment. We strive to develop a sense of trust and confidence in the children, promoting a sense of wellbeing which leads to self-confidence and resilience.  We work together with families to ensure that our program is welcoming, inclusive and interesting for all children.

2024 Timetable
Monday 8.30am – 12.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 2.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 2.00pm

2025 Timetable

Monday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 8.30am – 2.00pm

Thursday 8.30am – 2.00pm

2024 Fees and Levies

From 2023, kinder is free for all children, so no term fees and levies will apply.

*Both fees and timetable are set by the Committee of Management and are subject to change.


Enrolment Information for 3-year-old Pre-School
Our Enrolment and Orientation Policy and Fees Policy are available on this website.  Please review these policies along with our other policies prior to application. All other relevant forms can also be downloaded from our website.
To be eligible for 3-year-old kinder a child must turn 3 by the 30th of April in the year of attendance. Children cannot attend kindergarten until they have reached their 3rd birthday under the Children’s Services Regulations.
If your child is not yet three at the beginning of the kindergarten year your child’s teacher will work together with you to organise term fees, orientation sessions and starting dates.


Please note that your child can only be funded for a kindergarten place at one service at any one time. Your child can be funded for only one year of three and four year old kindergarten after which they will transition to either the four year old program or school (unless your child is assessed as being eligible for a second funded year by your child’s kindergarten teacher).

Fee Subsidies
Fee relief is available to families holding a current Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card. Full details are available on request.

Doncaster East Pre-School active play
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