Central enrolment project
Central Enrolment (CE) refers to a centralised kindergarten registration process for families that operates within a given municipality.
It allows State-funded kindergarten places to be allocated equitably to eligible children, in line with Department of Education and Training (DET) Priority of Access guidelines.
It makes access to a kindergarten place equitable, simple and consistent for local families.
It assists councils to obtain vital planning data and relieves the administrative burden for local parent committees and service providers.
About the project
The Central Enrolment Project has been established, in partnership with the MAV, to roll out the $5.5 million State budget commitment over four years as outlined in the Education State Early Childhood Reform Plan (PDF - 3.82MB), to support councils to adopt, expand and enhance central enrolment across Victoria.
As part of the Project, 52 councils received development grants in November 2018 to establish new schemes, or strengthen and enhance existing schemes.
Ongoing funding of $1.1 million per annum is allocated to provide administrative support to councils running a central enrolment scheme .
Strengthening the capacity of kindergarten central enrolment across the state is an implementation priority identified in Supporting Children and Families in the Early Years: A Compact between the Department of Education and Training (DET), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Local Government (represented by the Municipal Association of Victoria) (PDF - 342KB).
A Central Enrolment Working Group (CEWG), with broad council representation and central enrolment expertise has been established to support the implementation of the project.
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