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The Victorian Government Three-Year-Old Kindergarten Initiative

The Victorian Government is investing almost $5 billion over the decade to deliver Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

The Victorian Government is investing in almost $5 billion over the decade to deliver the Three-Year-Old Kindergarten initiative. 

The initiative aims to provide Victorian children with the best start in life with an extra year of early childhood development, through learning, playing and making friends. 

Families with children born between January and April can choose which year to start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten, which may mean that they can start in the same year they turn 3, or in the year they turn 4 years of age.

Due to staffing requirements, some services may ask that children start attending kindergarten only after their third birthday. This may mean that some children may not start attending their kindergarten program until part-way into Term 1.

The initiative is expected to create over 6,000 new teaching jobs across the state. 

If you’re a qualified kinder teacher, join or re-join the sector at high-priority services across the State. To find out more information, visit the Victorian Government website.