enrolment

Merri-bek Early Years Management is a not-for-profit Early Years Management organisation. We are a funded and Approved Provider of kindergarten services in Merri-bek. MEYM’s values of respect, collaboration, integrity and diversity are reflected in our interactions with the community and shared by our staff. Sessional kindergartens managed by MEYM include Gowanbrae Children’s Centre, Lake Park Kindergarten, Moomba Park Kindergarten, Newlands Preschool, Oak Park Kindergarten, St Linus Kindergarten and Turner Street Kindergarten.

For all enrolment, program, orientation, timetable enquiries for any of our kindergartens, please email the Enrolment Officer at enrolments@meym.org.au

How to Register for Kindergarten

MEYM participates in a central registration scheme which is administered by Merri-bek Council on behalf of all our MEYM kindergartens, ensuring a process for families which is fair and equitable in allocation of places.

To register for 2025: From 2 April 2024 click here to make your initial online registration with Merri-bek Council.

To Book a Tour of our Kindergartens

Book a Tour at Gowanbrae

Book a Tour at Lake Park Monday’s and Friday’s 10.30am, or Tuesday times on arrangement

Book a Tour at Moomba Park Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s between 9.30am and 12.30pm

Book a Tour at Newlands Preschool

Book a Tour at Oak Park

Book a Tour at St Linus Monday’s between 9.30am and 12.30pm or Friday’s between 9.30am – 12.30pm

Book a Tour at Turner Street

Addition Information on registering for 3yo or 4yo Kindergarten

Children currently attending in an MEYM 3yo kindergarten program will not need to register for 4yo kindergarten – for more information contact the Enrolment Officer.

Due to high demand for kindergarten places we recommend that for 2025, you register as soon as possible after the online portal opens on 2 April.

Timetable sessions may be adjusted or cancelled due to demand, operational requirements, or changes to government funding.

If you have any further questions regarding the enrolment process please contact the Enrolment Officer at MEYM at enrolments@meym.org.au

Please visit our Questions and Answers and note the following:

  • Children cannot attend more than one State Government funded kindergarten program at the same time.
  • The kindergarten programs are funded by the Department of Education (DE). Children attending an MEYM kindergarten are NOT eligible for the Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate.
  • Families with a concession card/visa are asked to provide a copy to MEYM Enrolment Officer at enrolments@meym.org.au
  • Victorian State Government Policy states that a child is entitled to funding for ONE year 3yo kindergarten and ONE year of 4yo kindergarten. To be considered for a second year of funded kinder, children will be assessed as having at least two areas of significant developmental delay that are not age related i.e. If the child is exhibiting behaviour/s that is/are deemed consistent for their ‘young’ age they will not fit the funding criteria. If this is the case you cannot register online with Council and will need to inform MEYM Enrolment Officer.

    For further advice and information please email enrolments@meym.org.au

Free Kinder

Starting in 2023, all children in Victoria who are 3 and 4 years old can access Free Kinder.

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Kindergarten Family Handbook

Merri-bek Early Years Management has produced the Kindergarten Family Handbook for all families to read and acknowledge prior to your child commencing at one of our early years services.

Click here to download the Kindergarten Family Handbook 2024

Click here to download the “Getting to Know your Child” Form

2025 MEYM Kindergarten Timetables 

(Note: programs subject to change pending enrolment numbers)

Gowanbrae Children’s Centre 2025 Timetable

RED

YELLOW

BLUE

MON

4YO 8.30AM – 4.OOPM Room 1 (7.5hrs)

3YO 8.15AM – 3.45PM Room 2 (7.5hrs)

TUE

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM Room 1 (7.5hrs)

3YO 8.15AM – 3.45PM Room 2 (7.5hrs)

WED
THUR

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM Room 1 (7.5hrs)

FRI

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM Room 1 (7.5hrs)

Lake Park Kindergarten 2025 Timetable

KINGFISHER

DRAGONFLY

MON

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

TUE

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

WED

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

THUR
FRI

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

Moomba Park Kindergarten 2025 Timetable

POSSUM

WOMBAT

KANGAROO

ECHIDNA

MON

4YO 8.15AM – 3.45PM Room 1 (7.5hrs)

3YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM Room 2 (7.5hrs)

TUE

4YO 8.15AM – 1.15PM Room 1 (5hrs)

3YO 8.30AM – 1.30PM Room 2 (5hrs)

WED

4YO 8.15AM – 1.15PM Room 1 (5hrs)

3YO 8.30AM – 1.30PM Room 2 (5hrs)

THU

4YO 8.15AM – 3.45PM Room 1 (7.5hrs)

3YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM Room 2 (7.5hrs)

FRI

4YO 8.15AM – 1.15PM Room 1 (5hrs)

3YO 8.30AM – 1.30PM Room 2 (5hrs)

Newlands Preschool 2025 Timetable

BLUE

RED

MON

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

TUE

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 1.30PM (5hrs)

WED

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 1.30PM (5hrs)

THU

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

FRI

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 1.30PM (5hrs)

Oak Park Kindergarten 2025 Timetable

YELLOW

GREEN

PURPLE

BLUE

MON

4YO 8.45AM – 4.15PM (7.5hrs)

3YO 8.15AM – 3.45PM (7.5hrs)

TUE

4YO 8.45AM – 4.15PM (7.5hrs)

3YO 8.15AM – 3.45PM (7.5hrs)

WED

3YO 9.00AM – 2.00PM (5hrs)

THU

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

3YO 9.00AM – 2.00PM (5hrs)

FRI

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

3YO 9.00AM – 2.00PM (5hrs)

St Linus Kindergarten 2025 Timetable

PROGRAM A

PROGRAM B

PROGRAM C

3YO PROGRAM

MON

3YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

TUE

4YO 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

WED

4YO 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

4YO 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

THU

4YO 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

4YO 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

FRI

3YO 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

Turner Street Kindergarten 2025 Timetable

GREEN

BLUE

MON

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30AM – 4.00PM (7.5hrs)

TUE

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

WED

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

THU

3YO & 4YO Mixed Age 8.30am – 4.00pm (7.5hrs)

FRI

2024 MEYM Kindergarten Timetables 

(Note: programs subject to change pending enrolment numbers)

Gowanbrae Children’s Centre 2024 Timetable

RED

YELLOW

BLUE

MON

3yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

4yo

8.15am – 3.45pm

(7.5hrs)

TUE

3yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

4yo

8.15am – 3.45pm

(7.5hrs)

WED
THUR

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

FRI

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

Lake Park Kindergarten 2024 Timetable

KINGFISHER

DRAGONFLY

MON

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

TUE

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

WED

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

THU
FRI

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

Moomba Park Kindergarten 2024 Timetable

POSSUM

KANGAROO

WOMBAT

ECHIDNA

MON

4yo

8.15am – 3.45pm

(7.5hrs)

3yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

TUE

4yo

8.15am – 1.15pm

(5 hrs)

3yo

8.30am – 1.30pm

(5hrs)

WED

4yo

8.15am – 1.15pm

(5hrs)

3yo

8.30am – 1.30pm

(5hrs)

THU

4yo

8.15am – 3.45pm

(7.5hrs)

3yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

FRI

4yo

8.15am – 1.15pm

(5hrs)

3yo

8.30am – 1.30pm

(5hrs)

Newlands Preschool 2024 Timetable

RED

BLUE

MON

3 & 4yo Mixed Age

9.30am – 2.30pm

(5hrs)

TUE

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

9.30am – 2.30pm

(5hrs)

WED

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

THU

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

9.30am – 2.30pm

(5hrs)

FRI

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

Oak Park Kindergarten 2024 Timetable

YELLOW

GREEN

PURPLE

MON

4yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

TUE

4yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

WED

3yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

THU

4yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

FRI

4yo

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

St Linus Kindergarten 2024 Timetable

4 Year old group A

4 Year old group B

4 Year old group C

3 Year old group

MON

3YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

TUE

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

WED

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

THU

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

4YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

FRI

3YO 8.30AM – 4.00PM

Turner Street Kindergarten 2024 Timetable

GREEN

BLUE

MON

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

TUE

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

WED

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

THU

3yo & 4yo Mixed Age

8.30am – 4.00pm

(7.5hrs)

FRI