DROP-IN sessions are available for families needing extra assistance completing Bass Coast Central kindergarten registrations.

Bass Coast has 10 kindergartens running three- and four-year-old sessions.

“We’ve found that a lot of people that have registered for our drop-in sessions have already done the registration because it’s a very simple system, which is fantastic,” education coordinator at West Hills Library, Julie-Anne Trease, said.

Kindergarten provides a smooth transition into primary school, improving children’s health and wellbeing, helping develop strong social skills and encouraging a love of learning.

How to enrol your child into kindergarten

• Register for kinder – fill out the registration form at basscoast.vic.gov.au/kinder. Hard copy forms are available at council offices, kindergartens and Maternal and Child Health services Bass Coast.

• Allocation – places will be allocated in August as per Priority of Access guidelines found at basscoast.vic.gov.au/kinder. Offers will be sent by email or mail to families in September.

• Confirm you place – once an offer is received, families have two weeks to accept or decline. If the offer isn’t suitable, the option to waitlist for a higher preference Is available.

• Enrol with your kindergarten – once an offer is accepted, families will finalise enrolment and orientation with their allocated kindergarten. Documents such as child’s birth certificate and immunisation records will be required.

For more information, visit basscoast.vic.gov.au/kinder or contact the Kindergarten Registration Team at kinder@basscoast.vic.gov.au, 5671 2211 or 1300 226 278.

Kindergarten offers close Sunday, August 1.