Enrol in 3-Year-Old Preschool

Our 3-year-old preschool program has 22 places. All enrolments for 2022 for the 3 year old program will now be done through the Nillumbik Council

Council will collect applications, register children in the central system, allocate a preschool place to the child and liaise with families in relation to their 3 year old preschool registration.

A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your place in the program. This deposit will be deducted from the term 4 invoice.

It is Government policy that children must be 3 years of age before 30 April in the year of commencement. Children can start attending the program when they have turned 3. We can reserve your child’s place in the program until then if you have paid your refundable deposit.

Enrol in 4-Year-Old Preschool

Enrolment for 4-year-old preschool is processed through Nillumbik Shire Council and opens in March two years before your child turns 4 years old. Please indicate Eltham Woods Preschool as your first preference on your form.

After the Council has finished their registration process, you will be contacted by Eltham Woods Preschool to finalise the enrolment. This is where we will place your child in either the 2 long days program on Monday & Wednesday or the 2 long days program on Tuesday & Thursday, based on your preference.

There are 27 places available in each long day program.  We endeavour to place everyone according to their preferences however, we cannot guarantee a place in your preferred days.  A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your child’s place in the program.  This will be deducted from the term 4 invoice.

Please note, if your child has attended the 3-year-old program at Eltham Woods Preschool, you are still required to apply for the 4-year-old program through Nillumbik Council. 

Enrol in the Extended Care Program

You can enrol your child in our extended care program, once your child has been allocated a place in the 4-year-old. Enrolment forms will be provided in the information pack distributed at the Annual General Meeting evening in November. Forms are also available directly from our Enrolment Officer. If you have any questions about enrolling in the Extended Care Program, please contact our 4-Year-Old Enrolment Officer, or Margaret Burke, the Director.