Temporary kindergartens will open in Tarneit and Wyndham Vale to help cope with the demand for early childhood education.
The new kinders will be Tarneit North Kindergarten in Goddard Street and the Wyndham Vale Primary School Kindergarten in Ribblesdale Avenue.
Wyndham’s family friendly city portfolio holder Cr Mia Shaw said the kindergartens would open in term two, starting April 16.
The two new kindergartens, which will be housed in portable demountable buildings, might be relocated elsewhere once permanent kindergartens are opened in Tarneit and Wyndham Vale.
The council, working in partnership with the Department of Education and Training, fast-tracked the two temporary kindergartens to service an identified “short-term shortfall of kindergarten” places in the two suburbs.
Wyndham’s learning city portfolio holder Cr Josh Gilligan said council analysis shows the municipality needs 25 new kindergartens, 20 primary schools and six secondary schools by 2036.
Applications for the Tarneit North and Wyndham Vale Primary School Kindergartens are open now.
Four-year-old kindergarten enrolments for 2019 will open on April 3 for all Wyndham kindergartens.