What is Early Start Kindergarten (ESK)?

Early Start kindergarten gives fifteen hours (15) a week of no cost or low cost kindergarten to eligible three year old children.

To be eligible, your child:

  • Must be three years old by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten


  • Be from a refugee or asylum seeker background


  • Be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander


  • Your family has had contact with Child Protection

If you are eligible for Early Start Kindergarten please complete the kindergarten registration form and complete the preferences for 4 year old kindergarten to ensure you have 15 hours of kindergarten per week.

If you have questions regarding early start kindergarten please contact the kindergarten enrolment officer by email kindergarten@mildura.vic.gov.au or phone 03 5018 8100.