PRIORITY OF ACCESS
Children applying for funded Kindergarten under Priority of Access will be placed at their first preference Kindergarten (from 2022, 3 year old and 4 year old are funded programs).
No MIKA applicaiton fee will be payable.
Families will receive free funded kindergarten if they meet any of these guidelines.
PRIORITY OF ACCESS GUIDELINES
• Children at risk of abuse or neglect, including Children in Out-of-Home Care
• Children/Families known to Child Protection or Child First
• Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Children
• Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children
- An appropriate visa identifies the child and/or parents as a refugee or asylum seeker
• Children eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy, child or parent hold a:
- Commonwealth Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veteran's Affairs Card
• Children with additional needs, defined as children who:
- require additional assistance in order to fully participate in the kindergarten program
- require a combination of services which are individually planned
- have an identified specific disability or development delay
Please provide a referral from:
- the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Early Childhood Intervention Service
- Preschool Field Officer
- Maternal and Child Health Nurse
• Multiple birth (triplets or more)