3 Year Old Funded Kinder

What will happen next year?

2022 welcomes the introduction of funded 3 year old kindergarten in Bayside. The Victorian State Government is investing almost $5 billion dollars over ten years to ensure that all children have access to two years of funded kindergarten lead by an Early Childhood Teacher, before school.

Next year, Bayside kindergartens will be funded for 5 hours of 3 year old kinder per week per child. In 2023, the State Government will fund up to 15 hours of 3 year old kindergarten per week per child.

Benefits of attending kindergarten

Research shows that quality play-based learning is a powerful way to support children’s learning and development. The benefits last into the school years and beyond.

Evidence also shows that two years are better than one when it comes to early learning. Taking part in a quality kindergarten program at an earlier age leads to positive effects on child development. It has even greater benefits for children who need extra support or are in vulnerable circumstances.

Nagle Pre-School values high quality early childhood education. This underpins everything we do. Every 3-4 years, the quality of an early childhood service is rated under a system called the National Quality Framework . In October 2019, Nagle was rated as exceeding against this framework. In 2022, Nagle will be offering 7 ½ hours for our 3 year old program on a Wednesday 8.30am-4.00pm. Visit Our Program and Timetable to find out more.

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