Registration & Enrolment

    Pre-School Tours
We invite you to visit us, see our wonderful facility and meet our caring professional staff.  Please contact the office to organise a time that suits both you and the kinder if you would like to arrange a tour. Contact Us

Tours are available at 10am Mon, 2pm Tues, 2pm Thurs and 10am Fri

    Acceptance Policy
Lara Lake Community Pre-School welcomes all children to their program.  We embrace cultural diversity and the chance to learn from all children and their families.  Every child brings their unique and individual style to the group.  Children’s lives are greatly enriched by the different experiences they share with each other.

    No Jab No Play

The ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation was passed by the Victorian Parliament and commenced on 1 January 2016.

From 28 February 2018, an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register is the only documentation accepted for the purposes of confirming a child’s enrolment at the service.  Documents produced by GPs or other immunisation providers are not acceptable as proof of immunisation.

For more information refer to the Better Health website.

     Registration and Eligibility

To be eligible for application for enrolment registration at Lara Lake Community Pre-School:

•    children must be at least 2 years of age at the date of application for enrolment registration

•    a Birth Certificate copy must be sighted at our Office to confirm the child’s age

•    children must be 4 years of age by 30th April of the year of intended enrolment for the Kindergarten (4yo) program

•    children must be 3 years of age to commence the Pre-Kinder (3yo) program

•    a non-refundable $25 application fee must paid for an enrolment registration application to be accepted

Children must be 4 years of age prior to 30th April - children whose birthday is between January and April of the kindergarten year are encouraged to consider enrolling their child in the following year. This will enable the child to achieve more successfully. Children are entitled to attend one year of funded kindergarten prior to school entry.

Click to download an Enrolment Application Form

Enrolments are accepted, and your child is placed on the waiting list, when the Enrolment Application Form is completed, required documentation provided and the application fee is received by the Pre-School.

Note that children are automatically enrolled in the Kindergarten (4yo) Program if they have attended the Pre-Kinder (3yo) Program, however attendance of the Pre-Kinder program is not compulsory.  Fees must also be paid up-to-date for automatic enrollment into the Kindergarten (4yo) Program.

     Enrolment Information and Process

Lara Lake Community Pre-School offer positions to families on the waiting list by the 31st July in the year prior to the year of intended enrolment.

Upon receipt of your letter of offer, complete and return the "Acceptance Form" and "Fee Payment Agreement Form" and provide payment of the non-refundable Parent Contribution, by the date indicated in your letter or the offer of placement may be withdrawn.  Enrolments are offered according to the position of children on the waiting list.

Please note there is no preference for siblings and they must be enrolled as per the above procedure.

Preference will be given to children living in Lara and surrounding suburbs where there is limited or no Kinder available.

First Term Fees are due by the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in November each year.  Details of your child’s group together with orientation details will be available at the AGM.

     Orientation and Commencement

An Orientation Day is held to complete enrolment documentation and provide a chance to meet staff and explore our kinder.

Proof of up to date immunisation status is required prior to commencement.

At the commencement of Term 1, staff will arrange a brief meeting with you and your child to discuss your expectations, your child's interests and any special attention/care they may need.

     Withdrawal from Pre-School

A terms notice is required in writing if you wish to withdraw your child from Pre-School during the course of the year.  If notice is not given, full fees will be charged so as to help maintain the financial viability of the Pre-School.


If you have any questions regarding eligibility, registration, waiting lists, fees, enrolment, etc, you can Contact Us by phone, email or in person.