At AELC we strongly believe every child's year of kindergarten is special, and should be treated as such. It is full of wonder and curiosity. We strive to build on this curiosity, and to promote a love of learning in meaningful experiences. We believe play is the most significant way for children to learn and we provide a stimulating program that is responsive to children’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities. We aim to foster children's development of positive relationships with their peers and to build on their emerging independence. Our goal is to prepare children in all aspects of development so they are ready for school, and for life.
At Armadale Early Learning Centre, we are committed to:
equal access for all eligible children
meeting the needs of the local community
supporting families to meet the requirements for enrolment through the provision of information
maintaining confidentiality in relation to all information provided for enrolment
ensuring all families are welcomed and receive an effective orientation into the service.
Enrolment applications will be accepted any time up to 18 months prior (3-year-olds) or 30 months prior (4-year-olds) to commencement and therefore not be disadvantaged due to having a later month birth date as per the following table.
Offers of places will be made from June of the year preceding attendance
Enrolment application forms are available from the service or click on the buttons below. Our enrolment forms are provided to the parents/guardians of the child together with information about the requirements of the law for enrolment, locating and accessing immunisation services, obtaining acceptable immunisation documentation and a copy of the Enrolment and Orientation Policy.
Apply for our 3 year-old kindergarten and 4 year-old kindergarten programs here:
Places are allocated on the following basis to children eligible to attend the kindergarten program*:
Children repeating the Centre's 3-year-old program or 4 year-old program.
Children already attending the Centre's 3-year-old program and wish to enrol in the 4 year-old program, provided their application is received before the internal round of 4-year-old offers is complete. The internal round of offers is normally completed towards the end of Term 2
Children who have had siblings attend the centre, provided their application is received by the last day of Term 1 in the year preceding attendance
Children who have a parent or guardian who lives, works or studies in the City of Stonnington, provided this is communicated to the Service Director by the last day of Term 1 in the year preceding attendance.
All other eligible applications in the order of receipt
Please Note: Late applications receive no preference and join the bottom of the waiting list in order of receipt.
*Some children, may need a government exemption to attend kindergarten due to their age. If you think this may impact you, please contact us.
JOIN OUR WAITLIST
Join the waitlist
If you would like to put your name on the waitlist, please fill in the our online enrolment form and we will be in contact. You will be asked to register on the system and confirm same via an email link.
If you want to know more about the programs please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on (03) 9509 3187.
We look forward to seeing you at our Kindergarten.
* 2021 fees and schedule subject to enrolment numbers and may change accordingly
Our Fees Policy is available upon request via
Note: Additional sessions are available if families want their child to attend 5 days per week with Flexible Hours. This means that in addition to the four-year-old core hours offered in the programs above, AELC also offer four-year-old Possum Group children the opportunity to attend an additional two days a week in the Kangaroo Group. Please read about the Kangaroo Group above.
There are a limited number of placements for Flexible Hours. Please contact us if you would like to know more.
The Victorian Government's "Free Kinder" Program for 2021
In 2021, some kindergartens and long day care services will take part in Free Kinder, as part of a $169.6 million investment in early childhood education in the 2020/21 Victorian State Budget. The funding is a contribution towards meeting the cost of 15 hours of the 4 year-old kindergarten program and 5 hours of the 3 year-old kindergarten program, and is directly provided to the service.
In the year your child is enrolled to attend our 3 year-old or 4-year-old kindergarten program, Armadale Early Learning Centre will claim funding for your child on your behalf. If your child goes to a long day care service. or another kindergarten, as well as to Armadale ELC, you must tell the other service(s) that Armadale ELC will be claiming the government funding for your child. You cannot receive the benefit twice.
For more information visit the Victorian Government website