Three-year-old children get between 5 and 15 hours per week of kindergarten, and four-year-old children get 15 hours per week. However, you can only enrol each child in one Free Kinder program at a time.
Savings for long day care
Fees for children attending a funded kindergarten program in a long daycare (childcare) setting are offset by a $2,000 Free Kinder subsidy (paid directly to ECMS as the program provider).
However, most families will still pay some fees, depending on how many days a child
attends and any Commonwealth Childcare Subsidy entitlements.
For more information about Free Kinder and other early childhood education commitments by the Victorian Government visit: www.vic.gov.au/give-your-child-the-best-start-in-life.