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About our kindergartens

COVID-19 restriction update 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, from 11.59pm on 23 August kindergartens will open only for vulnerable children, or the children of authorised workers if they cannot work from home or if no supervision is available at home.

Information on authorised workers is available via the State Government.

For more information, call Council on 9705 5200.

child counting at a casey kindergarten

Why kindergarten is important

Kindergarten is an important time in your child's life where they experience growth and development. It is the perfect time for exploration, investigation, and an opportunity to learn life skills through trial and error.  

It is not compulsory, but it is highly recommended your child attends kindergarten before going to school. 

Research suggests kindergarten helps to: 

  • improve health and wellbeing 

  • develop strong social skills 

  • encourage a love of learning. 

Two years of kindergarten (3 and 4 year old)

The Victorian Government is rolling out funded 3-year-kindergarten in the City of Casey in 2022.

 Research shows that two years of kindergarten leads to better long-term outcomes for children both academically and socially

We will be expanding our Council-managed kindergarten services to offer two years of kindergarten (3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten).  

Council will begin offering the minimum required five hours of 3-year-old kindergarten per week for each eligible child in a number of our existing facilities from 2022. 

Kindergarten centres will be selected based on demand for the service and the viability of the program at each individual centre. At this stage, we anticipate all three-year-old programs will be five-hour sessions.

Preparing for kindergarten

Preparing for kindergarten is an exciting time for families and children.

We are providing families with an online experience of what Council-managed kindergartens offer. 

How to choose a kindergarten

For more information please contact us on 9705 5200 or send us an email

Kindergarten information videos

Introduction and virtual tour

Welcome to the City of Casey Kindergarten Programs. Take a virtual tour through some of our facilities by watching the video below.

Registering for kindergarten

Registering your child in kindergarten is the first step in their journey. 

A day in the life of a kindergarten child

Preparing your child for kindergarten can be an adventure in itself.

Teaching teams

All educators in our kindergartens have an early childhood qualification.

Learning through play 

Educators used play-based learning as the foundation of the educational curriculum.

Educational planning cycle

Educational programs are designed to enhance each child’s learning and development.

School Readiness Funding (SRF)

Each kindergarten in the City of Casey receives SRF.

Preschool Field Officer Program

All children of all abilities are welcome in the City of Casey kindergartens.

Child safe standards

The City of Casey is a child-safe organisation.

Families and children

How families can be involved and a message from our kindergarten children.

Other resources

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