Fees & Enrolments


Our Enrolment process begins once an Expression of Interest form has been filled out and submitted to the College website or dropped off at Reception.

Once an expression of interest has been provided to the College, it is then forwarded to the ELC Director and an Enrolment Interview is arranged. The Enrolment Interview is an opportunity for parents and children to meet with the Director to discuss placement and answer any questions. At the end of the interview, if your child’s application is successful, you will be provided with an Enrolment Pack to take home to complete and this must be returned with the supporting legal documentation two full business days prior to your child’s start date.

Settling in

We provide an extensive settling in program for children and their families to help them feel comfortable and familiar with the Early Learning Centre.

Families are introduced to all educators in their child’s room and the teacher develops a settling in timetable to suit each family’s needs.

We advise it is best for children to be enrolled for a minimum of two days a week. This is because it is hard for a child to form close relationships with educators and friendships with other children if they only attend one day a week.


Doveton College Early Learning Centre runs a long-day care program between the hours 7am and 6pm including  a subsidised 3 and 4 year kindgergarten program.

Our highly qualified staff provide an outstanding program of education and care which includes the provision of:

  • all meals/snacks
  • nappies/hygiene care
  • Sunsmart hats and sunscreen
  • Library program
  • Sport program (P&P)
  • Art program
  • Music program

We pride ourselves on our outstanding faciliities and programs and work hard to minimise the cost to families.

Our daily fee is $114 per day before Child Care Subsidy is applied.

Families enrolled in 3 or 4 year old kinder are also credited with the Victorian Government Kindergarten Subsidy.

Families will receive a subsidy if they meet the requirements as set out by the Commonwealth Government.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a payment from the government that helps families with the cost of child care. To learn more click on this link https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy

Eligibility basics

  • care for a child 13 or younger and not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
  • use an approved child care service
  • responsible for paying the child care fees
  • meet residency and immunisation requirements