***Limited vacancies still availble in 4yo. Contact us or MIKA for enquiries***
Thank-you for your interest - we are thrilled you are considering Lipscombe Park Kindergarten for your child or children.
Lipscombe Park Kindergarten is a not-for-profit incorporated association operating a community-based Three and Four Year Old sessional Kindergarten program. Enrolments for our funded three and four year old groups are centralised through the Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association
The Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association (MIKA) maintains a central enrolment system and allocates places according to parents' locality and preferences to their chosen Kindergarten. 20 community-based and one private kindergarten use the MIKA Central Enrolment System.
Applications should be made to MIKA between 1 March and 30 June the year before the child is eligible to attend Kindergarten.
|Child's Birthdate||Eligible Year|
|1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019||2022|
|1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020||2023|
|1 May 2020 - 30 April 2021||2024|
Enrolment Timelines: (Approximate)
- March - June - Submit Enrolment form to MIKA with fee
- August - Offers of Places posted to parents by MIKA
- August - Acceptances due back direct to LPK with deposit
- September - Group Preferences and other information posted to parents - to be returned by the date on letter.
Enrolment details and application forms can be found on our Enrolment page. Further information can be found on MIKA's website or by calling MIKA's Central Enrolment Officer on 0449 997 488 during school terms.
With the introduction of funded 3yo kindergarten, parents should consider carefully what year to commence kinder. A second year of 3yo is not funded by the government at this stage. We are happy to discuss your personal circumstances - please give our friendly team a call.
Please note that children are eligible to apply for three year old provided they turn three by 30 April the year they attend. However no child can commence sessions until they have turned three. If you wish to accept a place and hold it until your child turns three, a holding fee may apply.
The Victorian Government recently amended the Public Health & Wellbeing Act 2008. These amendments mean that the early childhood education and care serices cannot confirm your enrolment without the following;
- Proof that your child is fully vaccinated OR
- Proof that our child is on a recognised catchup schedule if your child has fallen behind with vaccinations OR
- Proof that your child has a medical reason not to be vaccinated
Conscientious objection will not be an exemption. For more information visit the Victorian Better Health website.