The Victorian Government is investing up to $169.6 million to offer Free Kinder in 2021 and MCM is participating in the scheme to give your child the best start in life.
This means more children will have greater access to quality early childhood education before they start school and our two Early Learning Hubs are excited to offer the program to your family that will be of great benefit in 2021.
Free Kinder will save Victorian families around $2,000 per child if they are enrolled in participating funded kindergarten program in 2021. This means:
If your child attends both sessional kindergarten and a long day care service, you can only access kindergarten funding and the Free Kinder initiative at the one service. You must nominate which service will receive your funded kindergarten program and Free Kinder payment. You cannot receive the full benefit twice for the same child.
All families with a child enrolled in a funded participating kindergarten program are eligible for Free Kinder, in either sessional or long day care services.
Payments will be made directly to participating service providers with the savings passed onto to families through reduced fees. You will not receive a lump sum payment or allowance.
Enrolments are now open. To check if your child is eligible for the Free Kinder scheme speak with our friendly staff at MCM Early Years Hub Doreen on 03 9977 0040 or send us an email.