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Bendigo Pre-School
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Application for kinder or pre-kinder places at Bendigo Pre School is done through the Loddon Mallee Preschool Association (LMPA). Enrolment forms are available from the Bendigo Pre-School, the City of Greater Bendigo Council Offices and your local Maternal & Child Health Centre. A separate application form must be completed for each child. All enrolment fees are payable directly to LMPA.

Enrolment applications for children to attend pre-school are submitted to and accepted by LMPA in the year prior to their commencement at kindergarten / pre-kindergarten.

The timeline and requirements for the central enrolment system through Loddon Mallee Pre School Association can be found here: Enrolment FAQ | LMPA.

To facilitate the inclusion of all children into the education program, enrolment applications encourage families to clearly identify any additional or specific needs for each child.

Closing dates for applications

Applications for first-round offers normally close mid-to-late June.

Letters of offer

LMPA will advise, in writing, into which kindergarten your child has been placed by August in the year prior to the Kindergarten program commencing. Written confirmation of acceptance of the placement, or choice of a different pre-school, is requested within seven days. Once Bendigo Pre-School has received the final list from LMPA, letters detailing group selection will be sent by staff to parents after the September school holidays.

Fees (2022)

Program Fees
Pre-Kinder $550*
Kinder $1650*

Government subsidies for pension & health-care cards apply.

* $50 deduction if paid in full at the beginning of the year.