Information on playgroups and kindergarten in East Gippsland.


Playgroup provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to meet new people, gain support and exchange parenting ideas. It caters for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Children engage in social experiences, craft activities and develop skills.

Playgroups are low cost and run by the parents or carers in them. Each parent or carer is responsible for the children they bring to playgroup.

For further information visit Playgroup Victoria.

View Playgroups in East Gippsland.


Kindergarten is an important time for children. It offers an opportunity to foster creativity, discovery and an interest to learn.

Kindergarten provides a safe environment to support children to engage in a variety of age appropriate activities that build their social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills as they grow and prepare for school.

Children are eligible to attend kindergarten when the child turns four years of age on or before 30 April in the year of attendance. Some kindergartens also offer a three year old kindergarten program, if your child turns three on or before 30 April in the year he or she attends kindergarten.

Kindergartens in East Gippsland 2020

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Three-year-old kinder comes to East Gippsland

Every child deserves the opportunity to have the best start. That’s why 15 hours of funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten will be available at 22 kindergartens in East Gippsland from 2021. This means an extra year of learning, playing and making friends. Just like with Four-Year-Old Kindergarten, Three-Year-Old Kindergarten programs will be tailored to meet the needs of children.

Qualified teachers support children’s learning and curiosity through experiences and activities, such as exploring the natural world, being exposed to new ideas and solving problems.

Children are eligible to attend kindergarten when the child turns three or four years of age on or before 30 April in the year of attendance. Enrolments are occurring now for kindergarten to commence at the beginning of first term in 2021.

To enrol visit  or contact your local kindergarten today!

Koorie Kids Shine

Kindergarten is important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Research has shown that early education helps set children up for a bright future by teaching them skills that they will take with them throughout their life.

The kindergarten campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of kindergarten and the support available to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to participate, including the availability of Early Start Kindergarten grants, which provide free kindergarten for children who turn 3 or 4 years old by 30 April for up to 15 hours per week.

View information on the Aboriginal Best Start program.


Council is committed to providing a professional immunisation service in a comfortable, safe and friendly environment.

Due to the COVID-10 outbreak all visits are now by appointment only.  


Immunisation dates 2021

To book an online appointment for vaccination please click on the date you would like to attend:

All children from 6 months to 5 years of age will be offered free influenza vaccination when presenting for regular scheduled vaccinations. Social distancing measures will be in place at Immunisation session venues.

We ask that you stay for a further 15 minutes after any immunisation. Our team of professional nurses are happy to answer any of your questions on the day.  

More information on our Immunisation webpage.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021