Eligibility & Process

Nagle Pre-School participates in the central enrolment program managed by the Bayside City Council. Parents can submit kindergarten applications via an online portal between 1st and 30th April in the year prior to their child's attendance. We recommend you enrol your child for both 3 and 4 year old kindergarten at the same time.

  • Children must have turned 3 years of age by the 30 April in the year they attend BUT can only attend once they have turned 3. Children who are 3 by the 31st of Jan in the year they attend can attend at commencement of term.
  • There are two options for 2 year olds turning 3 between 1 February and 30 April 2020, they are:

    • 1. Register but stay on the waiting list with no offer made until the child turns 3.
    • 2. Accept the offer and secure the place by paying full kindergarten fees (noting that the child cannot attend until 3rd birthday).
  • Children must have turned 4 years of age by the 30 April to be eligible to attend four year old kindergarten in that year.

Places for the Kindergarten program within the City of Bayside are allocated according to a number of criteria and a computerised weighting priority system applied. Information regarding the criteria for the Bayside Central enrolment scheme, as well as the enrolment application form, can be obtained from Bayside City Council website at:

https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/kindergarten

The weighting system is based on five criteria for 3 year old and six criteria for 4 year old.


The criteria are:

  • Weighting 40% - Bayside resident
  • Weighting 20% - Proximity to the kindergarten (2 km radius)
  • Weighting 5% - Evidence of a tie to Bayside
  • Weighting 10% - Maternal and Child Health Assessment
  • Weighting 10% - Sibling preference
  • Weighting 15% - Continuity at the kinder (applicable for 4 year old kindergarten only)

You will be notified if your child has been offered a place at Nagle Pre-School on 3rd June. If accepting an offer for your child to attend Nagle Pre-School, you will need to return paperwork with a deposit of $65. This is non-refundable.

A 3 year old place does not guarantee a 4 year old place at the same kindergarten. However, where possible, continuity will be provided.

You can also directly contact the Nagle Enrolment Officers should you wish to enrol at any other time during the year.

Immunisation Requirements

In 2018 the 'No Jab, No Play' legislation was amended so that an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is the only form of documentation accepted for the purposes of enrolling a child in an early childhood education and care service.

Previous forms of documentation, for example a letter from a GP or local council, are no longer accepted.

More Information:

For more information or queries, please email our 3 or 4 year old Enrolment Officers: