Priority of access guidelines

In instances where more eligible children apply for a place at a service than there are places available, CPSG must prioritise children based on the criteria outlined in the Department of Education and Training’s Kindergarten Funding Guide and work with other local kindergarten services and the regional Department office to ensure all eligible children have access to a kindergarten place.

The priority of access assessment process determines which applicants are granted a “high priority” place in a specific kindergarten service and group.

The table below outlines the relative weighting for each factor CPSG will consider when allocating place.

Children who are not offered a place in the kindergarten group listed as their first preference, may subsequently be offered a place at their second or third kindergarten.

* Should sites in Hamilton reach capacity, four-year-old children will be prioritised over three-year-old children.