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24 April 2018 14:00

Come and play at Ballarat’s Kindergarten Open Day 2018

Media Release

 

Many kindergartens across Ballarat will open their doors on Saturday 28 April for the second Kindergarten Open Day. 

Kindergarten Open Day is an opportunity for families to view local kindergartens, meet providers, and have their questions answered. Kindergarten is an important step for children, providing a safe and happy environment to learn skills they will build on throughout life.  

Kindergarten programs are designed to improve children’s development in key areas, including social skills, self-awareness and respect for others, emotional skills, language literacy and numeracy skills, a joy for learning, the ability to make new friends, and exposure to new ideas. 

The following local kindergartens will be open on Saturday 28 April, 2018, (check individual kindergartens for specific times): 

  • Bakery Hill Kindergarten, 82 Mair Street, Ballarat 

  • Ballarat Fidelity Club Kindergarten, 210 Ripon Street South, Ballarat 

  • Ballarat North Kindergarten, 506 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat 

  • Brown Hill Kindergarten, 1 Reid Court, Brown Hill 

  • Cardigan Village Kindergarten and Children’s Centre, 2 Mitchell Drive, Cardigan Village 

  • Delacombe Community Kindergarten, 105 Whitelaw Avenue, Delacombe 

  • Girrabanya Integrated Children’s Centre, 11B Steinfeld Street, Ballarat 

  • Iris Ramsay Kindergarten, 105-107 Lonsdale Street, Ballarat 

  • Linda Brown Kindergarten, College Street, Wendouree 

  • Lucas Kindergarten, Lucas Community Hub, 17 Coltman Plaza, Lucas 

  • Midlands Kindergarten, corner Armstrong and Landsborough Streets, Ballarat 

  • Mount Clear Community Kindergarten, 2 Dallas Avenue, Mount Clear 

  • Mount Pleasant Kindergarten, 826 Laurie Street, Ballarat 

  • Rowan View Pre-School, 402 Forest Street, Wendouree 

  • Sebastopol South Kindergarten, 187 Spencer Street, Sebastopol 

  • St Alipius Kindergarten, 78 Victoria Street, Ballarat, enter off Hopetoun Street

  • Wendouree Children’s Centre, corner Gillies and Hastings Street, Wendouree 

  • York Street, 410 York Street, Ballarat East 

The City of Ballarat owns and operates Girrabanya and Wendouree Children’s Centres, and owns the buildings in which many other kindergartens operate across the municipality. 

The City of Ballarat also coordinates the Central Kindergarten Registration Scheme – ensuring the community has access to a fair, equitable and timely system for processing kindergarten enrolments. 

Register now for Kindergarten 2019 

Registration application forms will be received until Friday 30 June of the year before a child attends kindergarten. Applications will be received and processed after this date, however parents and guardians are advised to contact the Central Registration Officer on 5320 5720 to discuss further. 

Families can submit a single registration form with three preferences for 34 kindergartens across Ballarat. First round offers for four-year-old kindergarten places in 2019 will be sent to parents in the first week of August, with second round offers sent later in August and final round offers in early September. 

For information and applications, call 5320 5720 or visit www. ballarat.vic.gov.au to complete the online registration form.


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