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    Default Is 4 year old kinder compulsory in Victoria in 2014?

    Is 4 year old kinder compulsory in Victoria in 2014?

    It's unlikely that my DD will get into our kinder of choice next year and the childcare centre she currently attends has said that for her to do 4 year old kinder there next year she would need to attend 3 days as their program will run over 3 days. 3 days for her there will be a financial strain for us so I'm not sure where I stand.

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    It's not mandatory in Vic, my nephew did child care based he was 3 days a week also I don't know if that is what the center asked for tho

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    Are you sure it's not compulsory? I'm pretty sure it is. Don't schools reject kids who haven't been?

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    Nope it isn't compulsory. I have a girl in my prep class this year who was home schooled, she's never been to kinder etc so I'm assuming that means that you don't have to

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    No it's not compulsory which is why all Victorian government kinders are $1200 for the year because they are not fully funded. My son is currently in 4 year old kinder and we would like to hold him back but have been told that the kinder won't be able to get another year of funding for him so we have the choice to either keep him at home for a year or he goes to school. One of my friends couldn't get into any of the kinders in our area (which believe me happens) and her son is enrolled for primary school next year.

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    Wow I thought it was. I enrolled automatically into it for 2015!!

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    I think it is worth while doing it if you can afford it. The change in my son is phenomenal his confidence has grown so much and he has "best friends" which is super cute and he shares so many beautiful stories. It's also great getting to know the local mums, 5 of the families in his class are in our street and we have been able to help each other out with looking after each others kids when needed.

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    It's not compulsory but it's highly recommended. Ours was $260 per term last year and for HCC holders it was only $65 per term.

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    It's not compulsory . If the day care says 3 days u may find that it's government funded program? Just ask.
    My son was in a 4yr old kinder program at his daycare and it was government funded 3 days a week $220 a term.
    It's best if a child goes to kinder, daycare programs are in no way similar to a kinder program and the structure of a kinder program sets a child up to better thrive in a classroom environment .
    Good luck


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