2019 Kindergarten Enrolments Now Open

Gannawarra Shire Council is now taking Kindergarten Enrolments for 2019.

Four year old kindergarten and three year old programs are being offered at all Gannawarra kindergartens in 2019 and families will be able to access four year old and three year old programs in Cohuna, Kerang, Koondrook, and Leitchville.

Children need to be aged three or four, on or before 30 April 2019 to be eligible to attend 2019 kindergarten programs.

The first round kindergarten enrolments close on October 5, 2018 and families are now able to obtain a 2019 Kindergarten enrolment pack.

While Council will continue to accept enrolments after the closing date, families who return fully completed forms by the closing date are more likely to get the sessions days and times that they wish their children to attend.

Enrolment packs are available by contacting the Gannawarra Children’s Centre on 03 5452 1357.



Fees and Financial Assistance

2018 Operating Fees

Long Day Care



$387.00 (based on a 50 hour week)

Full Day

$85.00 per day

Half Day / 3 Year Old Program  (5 hours)

$50.00 per half day


$12.20 per hour (minimum 2 hours)

Late Fees (apply after 6pm)

$20 for the first 15 minutes or part thereof.  $25 for each additional 15 minutes or part thereof




4 Year Old - Gannawarra Shire Children's Centre

$39.80 per week

4 Year Old - Cohuna, Koondrook & Leitchville

$900.00 per year

3 Year Old Program - Cohuna & Koondrook & Leitchville (3 hours)

$638.00 per year

Fees are set to allow the service to meet all operating expenses and remain payable even when your child is absent through illness or for any other reason.

Financial Assistance

There are two Government subsidies available to assist parents with the cost of child care. The Child Care Benefit (CCB) and the Child Care Rebate (CCR). A sliding scale of care benefits apply depending upon a number of factors.

You may be eligible for the CCB if you are a parent, foster parent or grandparent with a child in your care who is attending child care services approved by, or registered with the Government. To claim the CCB you must contact the Family Assistance Office.

The CCR is a payment from the Government that assists working families with the cost of child care. There are certain requirements you must meet to be eligible for the CCR including meeting the eligibility requirements of the CCB.

If you would like further information on child care benefits or an application form please contact the Children’s Services Team or the Family Assistance Office.