Fees & Enrolment

Kindergarten Program

Three Year Old Program

To be enrolled in the 3 year old program, children are required to turn three years of age by 31st of January in the year of entry .

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 an additional 4 -Year-Old Victorian Government Funded Kindergarten Program at another kindergarten.

Attendance Options

There are three attendance options available:

  • Two days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Three days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Five days (full-time): Monday to Friday

Half-day enrolment is not available.

Hours of Operation

The ELC’s hours of operation are 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Fee Structure 2018

Fees ($)
2 Days Tuesday & Thursday Attendance $274.00 per week
3 Days Monday, Wednesday & Friday Attendance $411.00 per week
5 DaysMonday to Friday Attendance $685.00 per week
Annual Levy Building and Resource Fee $250.00 per year


Waiting List

The Waiting List is open 1 February to 30 April each year.

The Waiting List Application attracts a $50.00 non-refundable processing and administration fee.

Offer of Place

Offers of Place are forwarded to each successful applicant between June and August of the year prior to entry.

Priority of Entry

  1. Currently enrolled children
  2. Current employees and students of The University of Melbourne
  3. Affiliation to the University of Melbourne  (i.e. employed by University of Melbourne partner)
  4. Siblings of currently and previously enrolled children
  5. 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.

Priority of Entry is in accordance with the Commonwealth Priority of Access Guidelines. For more information, click here

Forms & Links

The Waiting List is closed for 2019 enrolments.  
Department of Education & Training - Enrolling and Starting Kindergarten. For more information, click here.
Australian Government - Child Care Benefit (CCB) & Child Care Rebate (CCR). For more information, click here.
ELC Policies & Procedures Manual is avaliable upon request.