Preschool Enrolment | South Australian Government Preschools

Is your child ready to start preschool?

South Australian government preschools support your child’s learning and development to give them a great start in life. Kindy is currently for 1 year in the year prior to starting school.

Children who turn 4 before 1 May 2023 can start preschool at the beginning of next year.

If you’re uncertain about the best time for your child to attend preschool or feel your child may benefit from starting preschool later, talk to the kindy director or school principal in your catchment area about your options. Use the catchment area tool to find your local preschool.

If your child identifies as Aboriginal or if your child is or has been in care, they’re eligible for 12 hours of preschool a week, after they turn 3. They will then be eligible for 15 hours per week of preschool in the year before they start school.

Three reasons to choose a government preschool

  • All government preschool programs are delivered by a qualified early childhood teacher to give children a great start in life.
  • Our preschools are some of the highest quality in the nation, as at January 2022, more than 98% of our preschools are meeting or exceeding the National Quality Standard.
  • Offering up to 15 hours of affordable preschool per week, per child.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the preschool enrolment webpage

What:    Preschool enrolment

When:   Enrol by June 30 for the 2023 intake

Where:  South Australian Government Preschools

Who:      Children who turn 4 before 1 May 2023

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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