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Our kindergartens

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 City of Casey is providing Victorian Government funded Kindergarten for 3 and 4 year old children in 2022

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

In 2022 Council will be offering five hours of 3-year-old kindergarten and fifteen hours of 4-year-old kindergarten in a range of session formats across our services based on demand and viability of the program at each individual centre.

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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