Enrolment + Fees

Bayside City Council oversees a Central Registration Service for both three and four year old kindergarten on behalf of community delivered kindergartens within the Bayside municipality, including Helen Paul Kindergarten.

The Central Registration Service is administered by Family Services which is a division of Council’s Community Services Department.


Enrolments for 2021

We have limited vacancies in our 3 year old and 4 year old programs for 2021. Please contact our Operations Manager (Anna) at info@hpk.org.au or on 0433 978 069 if you would like to discuss options for enrolment in 2021.


Enrolments for 2022

The registration period for enrolments for 2022 will open on 1 April 2021 and will close on 30 April 2020. Registration for enrolment in our 2022 program will be made online.


You will need the following in order to apply;

  • A valid Visa or Mastercard for online payment of administration fee ($36.22)

  • A valid concession card (if applicable)


For more information on the Central Registration Service please refer to the Council's Frequently Asked Questions, or call the Family Services Department on 03 9599 4755. 


Alternatively, our Operations Manager (Anna) would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about the enrolment process and can be contacted at info@hpk.org.au or

0433 978 069


Acceptance of Offer - Enrolment - Next Steps

Bayside City Council will notify parents/carers by email if your child has been offered a place at Helen Paul Kindergarten in June 2021. This email will include further instructions with regards to finalising your child's enrolment at Helen Paul Kindergarten.


Age Requirements

3 Year Old Program

Children enrolling for a 3-year-old program must turn 3 by the 30 April of the year they attend. Due to staff:child regulations based on age, a child cannot commence at Helen Paul Kindergarten until they have turned 3 years old.

4 Year Old Program

Children enrolling for a 4 year old program must turn 4 by the 30 April in the year they attend. A child may start 4 year old kindergarten at the commencement of the kindergarten year even if they have not yet turned four.

Kinder Readiness

All children differ in maturity and kindergarten readiness. To ensure the best possible outcome for your child, particularly for those children born in February, March and April, it is important to consider the following:

  • Can they separate from you without undue stress for short periods of time?

  • Can they play happily alongside or with other children?

  • Can they follow simple instructions and routines?

  • Can they ask for help?

  • Are they toilet trained?

Fees 2021

Our fees help to cover a percentage of our running costs and the expenses associated with maintaining and upgrading our equipment and facilities.  They also include a maintenance levy of $100 per year, which is refunded to parents/carers after participating in one working bee per year.


3 Year Old Program Fees per term: $540*
(*Incursion levy $75 per year also applies)

4 Year Old Program Fees per term: $630*
(*Incursion levy of $100 per year also applies)


Helen Paul Kindergarten acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government for our 4 year old program