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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 2023

Limited places remain in our 4 year old program for 2023. Registration for enrolment in our 2023 program can be made by contacting the Bayside City Council's Family Services Department on (03) 9599 4733.


Enrolments for 2024

Registration for enrolment in our 2024 kindergarten program can be made online via Bayside City Council.

You will need the following in order to apply;

  • A valid Visa or Mastercard for online payment of administration fee of $36.93 (not required for eligible Concession Card holders)




For more information on the Central Registration Service please refer to the Bayside City Council website, or call the Family Services Department on 03 9599 4733. 


Alternatively, our enrolments officer would be happy to discuss any questions you may have about the enrolment process and can be contacted at or

03 9598 6416


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. This email will include further instructions with regards to finalising your child's enrolment at Helen Paul Kindergarten.

How to enrol

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?

2024 Fees

Our fees help to cover a percentage of our running costs and the expenses associated with maintaining and upgrading our equipment and facilities. 

A $250 deposit is payable upon accepting an offer for your child to attend HPK and is refundable on commencement.

3 year old kindergarten $0*/per term

4 year old kindergarten $0*/per term 


*In 2024, we anticipate our kindergarten will opt into the Victorian Government Free Kindergarten scheme however this is yet to be confirmed. This will be reviewed annually.  


Our fees may be subject to change.

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

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