Kensington Gardens Services
Children are entitled to 12 months of preschool, consisting of four sessions per week for four terms. Children must be four years of age by May 1st each year before starting full preschool sessions. There are variations to this policy where determining factors need to be considered such as additional needs, formally assessed gifted children and aboriginal children.
It is often useful to make a decision in regards to the school that your child may be attending to inquire into their enrolment practices to start Reception.
If your child has needs or you have concerns in regards to their development and how this impacts on their preschool or school readiness please see the Director. Your child is not legally required to start school until age six.
Single Intake - From, 2013
From 2013 children starting preschool will need to be 4 by the 1st of May. If your child turns 4 after this date they will start the following year, in 2014. For further preschool starting times, essentially your child needs to be 4 by the first of May to start in that year. This also impacts on children who will start school, as they will need to be 5 by the 1st of May of the school year. What this means is that one group of children will start school and preschool at the beginning of a year in January.