Alfred Road Kindergarten participates in the “Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme” (BKCES).
To enrol your children at the Alfred Road Kindergarten, please visit the Boroondara Council webpage and complete online application.
New applications can be made after the child turns two years of age. Information about enrolment eligibility, selection criteria, notification of places and other related matters are available in the BKCES Information Kit, which can be downloaded from the Boroondara Council website.
|PROGRAM||2020 TERM FEES|
Wombats 3 year old
8 hours / week
Koala 4 year old
15 hours / week
|Kookaburra* Mixed Age 3/4 year old|
2.5 hours / week
Term Fees – this includes all program costs, sun hat and several incursions (e.g.: puppets, visiting animals). Term 1 fees to be paid in advance to secure placement (Non-refundable). Fees are subject to change and funding adjustment.
* The 4 y.o. term fee in brackets is the reduced term fee applicable to eligible Concession Card Holders.
Additional Costs – a Maintenance Levy: $50 per term refundable following participation in a fundraising activity, maintenance day or volunteering on Committee.
Virtual Open Day on Saturday 23rd May 2020 – Education Week. More info here
Please contact us here if you wish to organise a private tour of Alfred Road Kindergarten.
All ARK policies are available upon request from the kindergarten.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enrol?
Alfred Road Kindergarten’s enrolments are managed by the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES). Enrolment information kits and application forms can be found online at the BKCES website – https://www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/residents/families-children/kindergartens
I don’t live in Boroondara, so can I still enrol my children into Alfred Road Kindergarten?
Yes. Alfred Road Kindergarten is not a zoned kindergarten and is open to all applications, with priority given to Boroondara residents. Alfred Road Kindergarten is conveniently accessible to commuters using Burwood Highway, Toorak Road and Warrigal Roads.
Does my child have to be vaccinated to attend Alfred Road Kindergarten?
Under the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, children are required to be fully vaccinated for their age in order to attend any kindergarten. Parents/guardians will be required to present evidence that their child is: fully immunised for their age, on a vaccination catch-up program, or unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.
When can my child start 3 year old sessions at Alfred Road Kindergarten?
In order to attend Alfred Road Kindergarten, children must turn 3 years of age on or before the 30 April in the year of attendance.
Due to child-educator ratios, children cannot attend kindergarten sessions until after their third birthday.
When can my child start 4 year old kindergarten at Alfred Road Kindergarten?
In order to attend Alfred Road Kindergarten, children must turn 4 years of age on or before 30th of April in the year of attendance.
What if my child is not toilet trained?
Our educators are more than happy to work with families during the toilet training process. It is recommended that those not toilet trained wear pull ups to kindergarten. Our educators will encourage all children to use the toilet when needed. Spare clothing should also be brought along in case of accidents.
When can I lodge an application to Alfred Road Kindergarten?
You can apply when your child turns two years of age.
When will kindergarten offers be made?
First Round Offers will be made from late July to early August in the year preceding attendance.