Sessions and Fees

2023 Timetable

We’re excited to share our new timetable! We have revised our session times and are pleased to offer extended hours for our three year old kinder program in 2023 (increased to 10 hours).

The 3-year-old program will run across two days, with each child attending for 10 hours per week (5 hours per session). The 4-year-old program runs across three days (5 hours per session), with each child attending for 15 hours per week.

We commence term one with a staggered start method. This gives the educators:

  • time to get to know your child and listen to your child.
  • time to be with a child who is not comfortable being left.
  • time to encourage children to be aware of others and treat them with respect.
  • time to explain age appropriate self-help skills.
  • time to establish routines – e.g. bathroom, snack time, pack up time.

These staggered session times for your child are detailed on the orientation timetable included in your welcome pack.

Fees for 2023

The Victorian Government Free Kinder initiative is available at Dr Stanley Cochrane Memorial Kindergarten. This means that our kinder program is free for our three- and four-year-old classes from 2023. A $200 deposit is required to secure your child’s enrolment.