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Enrolments

We thank you for considering Hurlingham Preschool for your child’s education. You want the best for your child, and choosing the right kinder can be difficult. It’s an important decision for your family, and one you want to be well-informed and confident about.

We are here to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice, and to guide you through the process. Join us for a virtual tour with our Teaching Director, Dee Millar, and speak with us during a personalised consultation about our programs and philosophy. Book your one-on-one consultation today by emailing enrolments@hurlinghampreschool.org.au, or contact us on 0426 206 202. We’d be delighted to help.

2025 Enrolment Registrations open May 1st 2024 and closes on 30th June 2024

22 July – Round 1 Offers
5 August – Round 2 Offers
19 August – Round 3 Offers
 

Hurlingham Preschool takes part in an online centralised registration system, for both 3 and 4 year old enrolments, which is run by Bayside City Council (BCC). For full details for the registration process follow this link to Bayside Council’s website: www.bayside.vic.gov.au/kindergarten

Enrol for 2025 – Born before 1 May 2022

Children enrolling for a three-year-old program must turn three by the 30 April of the year they attend. (Due to staff:child regulations based on age, a child cannot commence at the service until they have turned three years old.)

Enrol for 2025 – Born before 1 May 2021

Children enrolling for a four-year-old program must turn four by the 30 April of the year they attend. A child may start four-year-old kindergarten at the commencement of the kindergarten year even if they have not yet turned four.

The 5 steps to our enrolment journey are outlined below.

Step 1: Register for Hurlingham Kindergarten in 2025
1 May – 30 June 2024
  • Register at Bayside City Council
  • You will receive an email from Bayside City Council acknowledging receipt of your registration

  • Bayside will close registrations on the 30th June for offer processing

  • Registrations after 30th  June will be accepted but will be processed after all on-time registrations have been made offers

Step 2: 1st Round Offers
22 July 2024
  • Kindergarten offers will be emailed to your registered email address via Bayside City Council 
  • The email will include a link to accept/decline your offer
  • Offers are valid for 7 days only (following this time, offers will be forfeited)
Step 3: Finalise Enrolment
AUGUST
  • Bayside Council will provide you a link to finalise your enrolment with Hurlingham Preschool  please accept or decline this within 7 days

  • If you accept you will be sent to a link requiring you to complete the Hurlingham Preschool Finalisation Form.
  • You will be asked to  choose your class preference and pay the enrolment administration fee.  Please note that choosing your class preference does not ensure the place in this class. Often groups are oversubscribed and in this instance it is our policy that families are asked to resubmit the group preference form on a specific date and time. The group allocations will be based on order of  submissions. 
  •  Your enrolment form will be then emailed and once this is completed your 2024 registration is complete. 
Step 4: Information Evening
Wednesday 20th NOVEMBER 7pm 
  • Hurlingham will welcome you to learn about our kinder programs, meet your child’s educators and other families, and hear from members of the committee of management
  • Families will receive a Parent Information Handbook including your child’s orientation session details
Step 2: 1st Round Offers
24 July
  • Kindergarten offers will be emailed to your registered email address via Bayside City Council
  • The email will include a link to accept/decline your offer
  • Offers are valid for 7 days only (following this time, offers will be forfeited)
Step 3: Finalise Enrolment
AUGUST
  • Bayside Council will provide you a link to finalise your enrolment with Hurlingham Preschool within 7 days

  • Complete the Hurlingham Preschool Enrolment Form, upload supporting documents and pay the confirming fee

Step 4: Information Evening
NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER
  • Hurlingham will welcome you to learn about our kinder programs, meet your child’s educators and other families, and hear from members of the committee of management
  • Families will receive a Parent Information Handbook including your child’s orientation session details
Step 5: Orientation
JANUARY/ FEBRUARY
  • An opportunity to understand our kindergarten procedures, followed by a one-on-one session with your child’s educator to discuss specific goals for your child, medical plans (if applicable), and settling-in considerations
Please refer to the Kindergarten Central Registration Service – Fact Sheet for FAQ
For further information, please contact our Enrolments Team on 0426 206 202 or email enrolments@hurlinghampreschool.org.au

Our Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge that we meet and work on land for which the Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations are the traditional owners and custodians. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hope of Indigenous Australians.

Our Acknowledgment of the Victorian State Government

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Victorian State Government in funding 15 hours of 4year old kindergarten and 15 hours of 3year old kindergarten in 2024.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Hurlingham Preschool has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments. We want children to be and feel safe and happy. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat all concerns seriously and to report allegations and concerns about a child/ren’s safety and wellbeing to authorities. Hurlingham Preschool maintains and child safe environment by applying the Child Safe Standards and adhering to the Reportable Conduct  and Child Information Schemes

We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

Our Statement of Commitment to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

We are committed to:

  • actively supporting and facilitating participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, young people and their families within our service
  • the safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children
  • providing an educational program that strengthens Aboriginal children’s culture and identity
  • actively supporting and encouraging Aboriginal children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights
  • supporting Aboriginal children and their families to identify as Aboriginal without fear of retribution or questioning
  • supporting Aboriginal children to maintain connection to their kinship ties, land and country
  • supporting Aboriginal children to be taught their cultural heritage by Elders
  • facilitating regular training and education on Aboriginal cultural and cultural safety
  • establishing policies, procedures, systems and processes to create a culturally safe and inclusive environment and meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

 “Our kindergarten is proud to have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the community. To learn more, visit: reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali.

Our Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge that we meet and work on land for which the Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations are the traditional owners and custodians. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hope of Indigenous Australians.

Our Acknowledgment of the Victorian State Government

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Victorian State Government in funding 15 hours of 4year old kindergarten and 15 hours of 3year old kindergarten in 2024.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Hurlingham Preschool has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments. We want children to be and feel safe and happy. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat all concerns seriously and to report allegations and concerns about a child/ren’s safety and wellbeing to authorities. Hurlingham Preschool maintains and child safe environment by applying the Child Safe Standards and adhering to the Reportable Conduct  and Child Information Schemes

We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

Our Statement of Commitment to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

We are committed to:

  • actively supporting and facilitating participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, young people and their families within our service
  • the safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children
  • providing an educational program that strengthens Aboriginal children’s culture and identity
  • actively supporting and encouraging Aboriginal children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights
  • supporting Aboriginal children and their families to identify as Aboriginal without fear of retribution or questioning
  • supporting Aboriginal children to maintain connection to their kinship ties, land and country
  • supporting Aboriginal children to be taught their cultural heritage by Elders
  • facilitating regular training and education on Aboriginal cultural and cultural safety
  • establishing policies, procedures, systems and processes to create a culturally safe and inclusive environment and meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

 “Our kindergarten is proud to have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the community. To learn more, visit: reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali.

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