Enrolments are now open for 2022 and beyond. Follow the steps below to join our waiting list or contact our friendly Administration Manager if you have any questions.

What year can my child attend?

Manly Community Kindergarten offers an approved kindergarten program for children aged 3.5 to 4.5 years. Children should turn 4 by the 30th June in the year they will be attending Manly Kindy. See the table below to determine when your child is eligible to attend Manly Community Kindergarten.

A Birthday between…

  • 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018 – Kindergarten Year 2022
  • 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 – Kindergarten Year 2023
  • 1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020 – Kindergarten Year 2024
  • 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021 – Kindergarten Year 2025
  • 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022 – Kindergarten Year 2026

You can place your child’s name on the Manly Community Kindergarten waiting list in 3 easy steps. How to enrol your child:

1. Download the  Application Form 

2. Pay the $15 Waitlist Fee by direct deposit (see Waiting List Application Form for bank details), cash (in person) or cheque.

3. Return the Waiting List Application Form to us via email ([email protected]), post or bring it to the kindy in person between 8:30am – 2:50pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We will be in touch as soon as we process your application to confirm your child’s place on our waiting list.

Families of children offered a place at Manly Community Kindergarten will be contacted from August onwards in the year before their child is due to attend.

If for any reason your child may need special assistance, please notify the centre as early as possible, so that planning can occur for facilities or funding to best support the needs of your child.


Fees are set by the Committee each year. Manly Community Kindergarten receives a government subsidy, which allows fees to be kept to a minimum. In addition the fundraising by parents assists to keeps fees to a minimum. There are generous discounted fees for Health Care Card Holders. As a not-for-profit centre, all funds are reinvested back into the kindy to give your child the best educational experience.

Families will be provided with a detailed statement of fees prior to the start of each new term. The current fees are:

Waitlist fee: $15 payable at the time of placing your child’s name on the waiting list

Enrolment fee: $100 payable when a place is formally offered to your child. This includes membership of the Manly Community Kindergarten Association.

Attendance fee: $34.50/day to cover the cost of attending the kindy. Fees are payable for days absent, including any holidays taken during the term, public holidays and pupil free days.

Administration levy: $50/term to fund administration expenses.

Building fund: $30/term to fund repairs and maintenance of the building (tax deductible).

Volunteer levy: $100/semester (fully refunded if one person from your family volunteers at least 2 hours of their time each semester, including fundraising events, working bees, member of the Management Committee).