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 (ESK) please complete the kindergarten registration form or contact the Kindergarten Enrolment Officer for more information on 5018 8100.

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.