Adjustments to the Priority of Access weightings
Introduction of a “Neighborhood Area” weighting
This will give families an extra weighting if they note a service within the precinct encompassing their residential address as their first preference.
The extra weighting for children who attend three year old kindergarten and note the same service as their first preference for four year old kindergarten (residents only) will be retained.
A weighting also applies for children who attend a service that offers both integrated long day and sessional kindergarten programs (i.e. Gowrie Clare Court, Church St Children’s Centre and Angliss Children’s Centre).
Families whose child is in the LDC program and wish to take up the option of the sessional kindergarten program at that service will need to ensure they have registered their preference for the sessional program through the CRS system. This will enable them to be part of the allocation process.
Families will be given an extra weighting for sessional kindergarten at that service, however a place cannot be guaranteed.
Adjustments to CRS administration process
During the allocation of sessional kindergarten places, the first three rounds will only consider the family’s first preference. Following the first three rounds, allocation rounds will include all listed services. Please note there is no placed and waitlisted option for kindergarten.