Children can start kindergarten when turning four years old by 30th June of the year they attend. If you are not sure when you can enrol your child in Kindergarten you can you this easy calculator. Kindergarten is not compulsory and children need to be enrolled by July 22nd if they wish their child to start in February. 

Kindergarten teaches children important early numeracy, literacy and social skills. Kindergarten is not compulsory and is part-time for a total of 15 hours per week. Some Kindgartens run 2 full days one week and 3 full days the next. Others offer 2 full days and one half day per week.

School start and finish times vary across the State but generally most schools start between 8.30am and 9.00am and finish between 2.30pm and 3.00pm.

There are several choices of Kindergartens; ones that are part of your local primary school, ones that are privately run and community kingergartens. Community kindergartens operate from purpose built facilities. Teachers are appointed by the Department of Education and the Kindergartens are managed by parent committees in co-operation with teachers and local community. Community Kindergartens need a minimum of 10 children to be enrolled by 22nd July in order for them to operate in the new school year.


Community Kindergartens


Hillarys Community Kindergarten
137 Broadbeach Boulevard, Hillarys. Phone | (08) 9401 3296

Hillarys Community Kindy provides a fantastic transition from home to a more formal school environment. Set in picturesque parklands in Hillarys, our kindy is purpose built with a fully enclosed outdoor playground. Dedicated staff build relationships with the children and parents to ensure the most supportive learning environment for their first year of formal education. We welcome children from all areas as there are no boundary restrictions for Community Kindys. Call to make an appointment regarding enrolments for next year.


Other Community Kindergartens
    25 Caporn Street Bullsbrook 6084 (08) 9571 1392
    49 Park Road Byford 6122 (08) 9525 1125
    Northcote Street Chidlow 6556 (08) 9572 3355
  • COMO (McDougall Park) 
    Corner Bruce and Henley Streets Como 6152 (08) 9450 3909
    30 Mopsa Way Coolbellup 6163 (08) 9337 5089
    Cnr Broome and Jarrah St Cottesloe 6011 (08) 9384 3357
    Bernard Street Claremont 6010 (08) 9384 4900
    5 Weld Street Forrestdale 6112 (08) 9397 0711 
    47 Marnie Road Glen Forrest 6071 (08) 9298 9250
    9 Glendale Avenue Hamersley 6022 (08) 9447 4171
    137 Broadbeach Boulevard Hillarys 6025 (08) 9401 3296 
    1A Spring Road Kalamunda 6076 (08) 9293 3292
    23 Batavia Place Kallaroo 6025 (08) 9401 6804
    24 Helm Street (08) 9459 2682
    20B Chidlow Street Mt Helena 6082 (08) 9572 1170
    27 Koorana Road Mullaloo 6027 (08) 9401 4595
    2 Caley Road Padbury 6025 (08) 9401 2989
    Central Road Rossmoyne 6148 (08) 9457 1356
    114 Stoneham St Tuart Hill 6060 (08) 9444 3922
    Grasmere Way Westfield 6111 (08) 9390 7425
    96 Sampson Street White Gum Valley 6162 (08) 9335 2857

Private Fee-paying Kindergartens


Perth Montessori School
150 Burswood Road, Burswood 6100

Perth Montessori School provides your child with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Since 1982, the Perth Montessori School has combined Montessori philosophy with current best education practice. We are an independent school, which caters to families seeking an approach to learning that encourages self-discipline, confidence, an ability to work independently as well as in small or large groups, and a love of learning that will be carried with your child for life.
One of the most important decisions you will make for your child is the choice of school for their education. In addition to academic outcomes, parents want their child’s education to be in an environment that matches their own expectations and values with regard to social and philosophical aspects and practices.

Phone | (08) 9362 3186


  Early Years Education
Location: Como

Early Years Education is a small family run Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten located on the border of South Perth and Como with easy access to the Freeway and Canning Hwy. We offer a unique Educational program with small group learning, providing individual attention, with interactive learning activities. Eligible students also receive CCR and CCB.

Our Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten programs are targeted at specific developmental needs, however all revolve around ‘Language Experience‘ and are conducted through activities such as music, culture and art. It is a place where students can Learn, Play and Imagine, whilst striving towards excellence in all areas of development. We have qualified and well-educated teachers who transform the educational process into exciting, fun and challenging experiences for the students.

Contact us for a viewing and “Grow your Child’s Potential”
Phone | 0402 117 398



River Blossom Steiner Kindergarten
39 Spring Park Road, Midland
For 3-6 year olds. 

Steiner/Waldorf education is a true gift for your child: a loving, nurturing environment that doesn’t push children to grow up too soon.
Working with the natural rhythms of the day and the seasons enables children to understand their environment and be sensitive to the world around them.  Learning through the arts and imagination allows children to develop a deep feeling for their subject matter. Everything in the educational environment is designed to enhance the child’s experience of beauty, goodness and truth.
River Blossom offers a kindergarten program giving 3-6 year olds the opportunity to immerse themselves in self-directed play while also enjoying gardening, cooking, story-telling, arts and crafts, French and German, and seasonal activities.
We are home-schooler friendly: home-schoolers can choose for their children to attend 1-4 sessions a week.
We are growing towards becoming a school, and plan to be registered by 2017.
There are over 50 Steiner schools and kindergartens in Australia and up to 2000 in over 60 countries world-wide. 
The Steiner/Waldorf curriculum serves to foster children's full capability in the world by developing their physical efficacy, clear thinking and responsible feeling in a balanced way.

Phone | 0419 991 587

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Peter Moyes Anglican Community School
Elliston Parade, Mindarie 6030
Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12

Our Kindergarten Programme aims to inspire, guide and encourage your child to flourish. We offer guided learning through play where your child can learn as they discover, create, improvise and imagine.
Incorporating the principles of the Australian Early Years Learning Framework, our Programme is led by fully qualified and passionate educators who tailor learning activities to suit each child’s ideas, interests, strengths and abilities.
We provide stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments including flexible learning spaces and a nature playground. Your child will enjoy our well-equipped, state of the art facilities both in the Early Years area and other parts of our extensive School campus, including our auditorium and gymnasium.
Our Kindergarten classes run four days per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:10am to 2:40pm. Before and after school care is available on site through Atlantis.
Please contact our Enrolments Officer for more information or to request an application form.
Opened in February 2000, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School is a low fee, co-educational day school offering up to 15 years of uninterrupted learning on one campus. Whole school planning provides the advantage of a seamless education from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12 level where students are supported and encouraged by a strong pastoral care system.
For more information or to request an application form, call (08) 9304 5500, email
 or visit the School’s website

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Nurture and Nature Private Preschool
East Victoria Park

Welcome to Nurture and Nature Private Preschool. Let us exceed your expectations!
We are a boutique early learning centre in East Victoria Park. Providing a new level of care involving a harmonious balance between education, nature and health and wellbeing.
Language, music and preschool yoga form part of our unique programme.
We look forward to welcoming you! 

Phone | 0403 314 993



Early Starters Program - Bayswater Family Centre 

53 Murray Street, Bayswater, 6053
Ph: (08) 9370 5205
Session Times: Monday to Friday

Session Duration: 2.5 or 5 hours (FLEXIBLE OPTIONS)

An Early Childhood Program providing a happy, enriching, educational experience that adds sparkle to your child's lifelong journey of learning.
We are currently accepting 2017 enrolments for our Award Winning pre kindy, the Early Starters Program located at the Bayswater Family Centre.
2.5 hours two days per week OR 5 hours one day per week

* Educational, child-centred play based program based on Early Years Learning Framework.
* Qualified, experienced and caring staff
* Assessed as Exceeding National Quality Standards
* Awarded WA's Early Childhood Service of the year in 2012 and finalist in 2015 and 2016
* Enrolments from 2 years and 9 months (Children are required to be toilet trained)

***EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT - NEW FOR 2017 - We will now also be running a KINDY PLUS programme for children attending 4-year-old Kindy running Fridays from 9.15am - 2.15pm... Enrol for Term 1 now***

Please contact Nicola or Tania in the office on 9370 5205 or e-mail for further details.



Guildford Grammar School
11 Terrace Road, Guildford 6935

An independent Anglican School for boys and girls kindergarten to year 6. 
Phone | (08) 9377 9222


Long Day Care with Kindergarten Programmes


Lake Joondalup 3+ Program
Kindergarten for 2.5 - 4 year olds.
10 Neville Drive, Wanneroo 6065

Our programs foster children's academic development in pre-reading, maths, science, art and fine and gross motor skills in an interactive educational environment where children can play, explore and discover the natural world of plants, nature and animals.

The first five years of a child's life are fundamentally important. Early life experiences have a direct impact on how children develop learning skills as well as social and emotional abilities.
As educators we embrace the privilege of witnessing and shaping a child's growth, development, happiness and learning achievement.

We cater to all children in the community promoting inclusion and support for children with additional/special needs and disabilities. We have experience working with young children with a wide variety of needs, from children with food allergies or asthma, to children with high dependancy medical needs. We have a registered nurse on-site at all times.
Phone | (08) 9405 7006

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Craigie Childcare Centre

 “Begin with the child. Everything else will fall into place.”
– Loris Malaguzzi (educational philosopher and early childhood advocate).

We are a small, family owned centre committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where joy is part of every day.
We believe in creating warm, calm, natural and appealing environments with children’s strengths and interests as the main focus. Our children have the opportunity to play, create and explore at their own pace and in their own time. Our educational philosophy is based on Reggio Emilia principles within an Australian context. We encourage children to use all mediums of expression in their journey to understanding themselves and the world around them. Educators and children are embarking on an adventure together and we are privileged to be collaborators and co learners
Please call the centre on 94011990 or email to organise a tour of our centre.


  Atlantis Childcare
Locations: Clarkson

Trained professional care, developing creativity, individuality & self-confidence, whilst delivering the highest standards of care.
An adjoining purpose-built childcare centre specifically designed to suit the needs of your child, with large, bright, colourful play rooms and outdoor play areas, complete with modern equipment and a variety of age appropriate toys that children adore. Our child-centred approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence, whilst delivering the highest standards of child care. All enrolled children are granted free access to our adjoining Indoorplay Centre. 

Phone | (08) 9407 9911



Wanslea Early Learning and Development: Centre-based Care
Locations: Murdoch | Fremantle | North Rockingham | Mt Barker | Joondanna

Wanslea Early Learning and Development Centre Based Care services offer Long Day Care across Perth and WA that is child-focused, supporting your child’s individual learning and development through care and educational experiences. Play-led curriculum provides opportunities, choice and challenges for children and our indoor and outdoor areas are rich with play and learning environments. Children learn best through free play and intentional teaching that allows the discovery and wonderment of learning. Our quality play environments are holistic in nature, providing experiences for emotional, intellectual, and social interactions.
Our Centre based Educators are passionate and child-focused and have the knowledge and experience to support your child’s learning, build trust and provide experiences that enhance the strengths and skills of your child. The Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards are embedded in our curriculum, day to day practices and routines. 

Phone | (08) 9245 2441

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Little Learners
242 South Street, White Gum Valley

We offer
-  Long day care (ages 6 weeks - 6 years)
-  Before and after school care (ages 6 – 12)
-  Vacation care (ages 6 – 12)
-  Casual bookings available

Extended Opening Hours
6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Our comprehensive program
-  Our team of multicultural educators offer a curriculum full of wonderful educational experiences.
-  Each educator has a specialty that they share with all the children. These include: yoga, sports, cooking and arts & crafts using recycled items.
-  There is also lots of unstructured ‘play based learning’ with our third teacher - the environment, as the children explore and engage in our amazing outdoor Naturescape playground.
-  Children learn about sustainable practices by feeding any leftovers to our heritage chickens and collect their tasty organic eggs, they also tend to our herb and vegetable gardens.
-  We offer French playgroup, FREE Spanish lessons and music & movement with Miss Natalie from Happy Feet Fitness
-  Our resident Qualified Chef cooks daily nutritional meals on site.

Rated – ‘Exceeding National Quality Standards’
Finalist, Early Childhood Service of the Year, 2016

Phone | (08) 9335 6941

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Buttercups Childcare - building brighter futures
156 Aberdeen St, Northbridge, Perth WA 

Buttercups is a family business with a strong focus on creating a home like environment for your child. Whilst delivering the highest standards of care in a safe, warm and welcoming environment, where your child can discover themselves. 
Discovering through authentic experiences and interactions’, is more than a motto – it underpins every teaching and learning task undertaken at Buttercups.

Learn and play, creativity, belonging, confidence and independence are of critical importance and we have made teaching these a whole centre focus. 

Our staff will take time to get to know your child, identify their needs and create learning programs to teach each individual child at their pace. Most importantly we applaud their success.

Phone | (08) 9227 9307

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Kindergartens Within a Primary School

To find a kindergarten within a primary school near you visit the Schools Online website.