Kindergarten is an important stage in your child's development where they get involved in a variety of educational activities and experiences which supports them to become effective learners.

The kinder environment is a place where learning continuously evolves in all aspects of a child's development and lays the foundation for lifelong learning. 

Your child is eligible to attend a funded kindergarten program if your child turns four on or before 30 April in the year he or she attends kindergarten. 

Some kindergartens also offer an unfunded pre-kindergarten program with the requirement they must turn three on or before 30 April in the year he or she attends.

Kindergarten programs are also available in some child care centres.

How much does it cost?

Kindergarten fees are set by the management service or kindergarten committee. Please contact your local kindergarten for more information.

Families with a valid concession card may be eligible for a kindergarten fee subsidy from the Victorian Government. 

How do I enrol my child? 

Council has a central enrolment system for participating kindergartens which includes:

  • Echuca Central
  • Echuca East
  • Echuca South
  • Gunbower
  • Lockington
  • Rochester
  • Tongala
  • Stanhope & District
  • Berrimba Childcare Centre
  • Pink & Blue Early Learning
  • Goodstart Early Learning

Kindergarten management services and kindergartens will also help you with enrolment information.

Before enrolling your child, it is worthwhile visiting the kindergarten you are considering and talking with staff about the service they provide.

You should also carefully consider your child’s age and whether he/she will be ready for kindergarten when term begins.

Kindergarten enrolments for 2019 are now open. Enrolment forms can be downloaded below or collected from our Customer Service Centres. An online enrolment form will be available soon.

Enrolment application guide

Three and four year old enrolment application form

Kindergarten locations

There are 13 community kindergartens across the Shire of Campaspe.  

Colbinabbin Preschool
Recreation Reserve
Phone 0429 101 511 
(managed by Goulburn Region Preschool Association)

Echuca East Preschool
115 Stawell Street
Phone 5482 2783
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Echuca Central Kindergarten
287 Anstruther Street
Phone 5482 2284 
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Echuca South Community Preschool
232 High Street
Phone 5482 1740
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Girgarre Kindergarten
School Road
Phone 5854 6368
(managed by Kyabram Preschool Management Committee)

Gunbower Kindergarten
1 Wilson Street
Phone 5487 1382
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Kyabram Municipal Preschool
Fenaughty Street
Phone 5852 1631
(managed by Kyabram Preschool Management Committee)

Unwin Street Kindergarten
Unwin Street
Phone 5852 2148
(managed by Kyabram Preschool Management Committee)

Lockington Kindergarten
8 Burns Street
Phone 5486 2585
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Rochester Kindergarten
Fraser Street
Phone 5484 1532
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Rushworth Kindergarten & Childcare Centre
32 Esmonde Street
Phone 5856 1591
(managed by Incorporated Committee of Management)

Stanhope & District Kindergarten
1 Godley Place
Phone 5857 2297
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)

Tongala Kindergarten
8 Nihill Street
Phone 5859 0268
(managed by Shine Bright EYM)