Fees & Enrolment

The Programs

Three Year-Old Program

To be enrolled in the 3-year-old program, children are required to turn three years of age by 30th of April in the year of entry. Children cannot be enrolled in another funded kindergarten program at any other early childhood service.

Four Year-Old Program

To be enrolled in the 4-year-old program, children are required to turn four years of age by 30th of April in the year of entry. Children cannot be enrolled in another funded kindergarten program at any other early childhood service.

Enrolment Options

The University of Melbourne Early Childhood Education Services operate Queensberry Children’s Centre, Swanston Street Children’s Centre and the Early Learning Centre. Attendance is limited to one University of Melbourne Early Childhood Service. The Early Learning Centre offers full day integrated funded kindergarten programs for children aged between 2 years and 5 years of age. A minimum booking of 2 days per week is required for all enrolments. Part-time enrolments are required to include either a Monday or Friday booking. Half-day enrolment is not available.

Hours of Operation

The Early Learning Centre’s hours of operation are 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday, 48 weeks per year.

Fee Structure 2022

DescriptionFees ($)
Daily Attendance$145.00 per day
Monday to Friday Attendance$725.00 per week
Annual Resource Levy$250.00 per year

Enrolment Procedures

Waiting List

The 2022 Waiting List is now open. Please download the form below.

The 2022 Waiting List Applications will open 1st April - 30th June 2021.

Offer of Place

An ‘Offer of Place’ is forwarded to each successful applicant between July and September of the year prior to entry.

Upon acceptance of the ‘Offer of Place’ a Bond Payment equal to two weeks of full fees is to be paid.

A ‘one off’ non-refundable enrolment processing fee of $150 is also payable at this time.

Priority of Entry

The University of Melbourne reserves the right to consider the following priorities:

  • Currently enrolled children
  • Siblings of currently enrolled children
  • Staff and students of The University of Melbourne
  • Affiliation to the University of Melbourne  (i.e. employed by University of Melbourne partner)
  • Siblings of previously enrolled children
  • New families

If you are submitting an application as a current employee, student or affiliate of The University of Melbourne, please attach relevant documentation/proof. i.e. current staff/student card; letter of acceptance/employment from faculty/department.

Forms

Waiting List Form 2022