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When can my child start preschool?

Enter your child's details below to calculate when they can commence preschool...

The calculator below will help you work out the year your child will commence preschool.

Your child is entitled to access one year of preschool (or kindergarten) before they start school. However, at Alive we offer early learning from 6 months old.

If your child turns four before 1 May, they can start preschool at the beginning of the year. If your child turns four on or after 1 May, they can start the next year.

If your child is Aboriginal or under the guardianship of the minister they are eligible to start preschool after they turn three.

If you are unsure when your child can commence preschool, please input their birth month and year into the calculator below and you will be provided with the year for commencement.

Early Entry

If your child has additional needs or a disability, they may be able to access preschool earlier if there are places available. We encourage you to discuss this with the Head of Early Learning at your centre.