The Whitehorse PreSchool Association maintains a Central Application Scheme for 3 and 4 year old preschools in the City of Whitehorse.
Applications are accepted once a child is 2 years of age. Make sure you read the information below and have all the correct documents required before lodging an application. Incorrect documents will prevent or delay the application being processed.
Applications close 30 June each year and anything received after this date is placed on a late waitlist during the offer period.
Ensure you have all the information and correct supporting documents so your application can be processed when it is received and not delayed.
Click inside the table on the year and group you want to apply for.
|Year to start||Age group|
|2022-23||3&4 Year Old|
|2023-24||3&4 Year Old|
|2024-25||3&4 Year Old|
|2022||3 Year Old|
|2023||3 Year Old|
|2024||3 Year Old|
|2022||4 Year Old|
|2023||4 Year Old|
|2024||4 Year Old|
|2025||4 Year Old|
A guide is listed below to inform you of when your child is eligible to attend 3 year old and/or 4 year old preschool. In Victoria your child must be 3 or 4 years of age by 30 April in the year they attend the corresponding 3 or 4 year old preschool.
The State Government provides funding to support children to access a kindergarten program in the two years before they start school. The funding is a contribution towards meeting the cost of the kindergarten program. Your child can attend only one funded kindergarten program in a single year.
If your child has already attended a funded kindergarten program you must bring this to our attention. Repeating 4yo without funding approval is not available as per DET guidelines.
If you are considering delaying your child's school entry consider carefully the kindergarten start year also. Children are not eligible to apply for a repeat 3yo year nor are allowed to have a self-funded repeat year as per DET guidelines
A child cannot commence 3 year old preschool prior to turning 3 years of age due to the Education and Care Services National Regulations and regulations in regards to child:staff ratios and room requirements for under 3's.
|Date of Birth||3 year old preschool entry||4 year old preschool entry|
|1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018||2022|
|1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019||2022||2023|
|1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020||2023||2024|
|1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021||2024||2025|
Enrolments are accepted for children at 2 years of age. Positions are allocated in the year before your child is due to attend preschool. Enrolment applications close on 30 June each year. You will be contacted by the preschool some time between mid-July and September of that year regarding your child's position. No guarantee is given to families when applying for preschool preferences.
If you have a question that cannot be answered by the information on this website, please contact the Applications Office (Refer to the contact page on this web site).