THE state government has given an $18,000 handout to council to go towards improving their enrolment system for kindergartens.
The grant will be used for the implementation of a central enrolment system. Carrum MP and parliamentary secretary for education Sonya Kilkenny said “central enrolment systems allow parents to register their interest in enrolling their child in more than one kindergarten service in one place, without having to work through the different processes used by individual service providers.”
“Enrolling a child in kindergarten is an exciting step towards them getting a great early childhood education, that’s why we’re helping to simplify this process for local families,” she said.
“It’s exciting that families in our local area are benefitting from central enrolment, which has been shown to have a positive effect on engaging vulnerable children in kindergarten.”
The state government has handed out grants to 47 councils to improve their kindergarten enrolment system.