MAKING KINDER ENROLMENTS EASIER FOR WYNDHAM FAMILIES

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for Wyndham families to secure a kinder place.
Minister for Early Childhood Ingrid Stitt today announced Wyndham is one of 41 local government areas
that will share in $720,000 and receive a Central Enrolment Development Grants.

Wyndham will receive $10,000 to update policies, websites and materials to ensure that Three-Year-Old
Kindergarten information is accessible to all families, and to engage and consult with culturally and
linguistically diverse communities throughout Wyndham ‒ all in time for the roll-out of funded ThreeYear-Old Kindergarten across Victoria.

Central enrolment makes it easier for parents to secure a kinder place by allowing parents to register
their interest in enrolling their child in more than one service, without having to contact multiple centres.
The Kindergarten Central Enrolment program provides grants to councils to establish, expand or
enhance central enrolment schemes in their community.

Councils can apply for up to $60,000 to implement a scheme or up to $10,000 to expand or enhance an
existing scheme to support the statewide roll-out of universal Three-Year-Old Kindergarten in 2022.
In an Australian first, the Labor Government is investing almost $5 billion to deliver 15 hours of funded
three-year-old kindergarten programs to children in Victoria by 2029.

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten has now been rolled out across 21 local government areas and will expand
across the rest of the state in 2022.

Quote attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“We know that two years are better than one when it comes to kinder, which is why we’re investing
nearly $5 billion to roll out funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten across Victoria over the next ten years.”

Quote attributable to Member for Altona Jill Hennessy

“I know that for many parents, securing a spot for your kids at a local kinder can be a stressful and timeconsuming experience. This program will help to ease some of that stress and I’m so pleased that Wyndham parents will be able to make use of this service.”

Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“Wyndham is one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria. This investment is helping to streamline
enrolments and will make the task of finding the right kindergarten easier for many young families in our
community.”