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Registrations open for preschool mid-year intake

A preschool educator with 4 children, playing in the garden.
25 July 2022

From today, South Australian families can submit registrations of interest for mid-year entry into preschool for 2023.

Parents and carers can register their interest in enrolling their children from now until 30 September 2022. 

Registrations can be submitted at: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/preschool-enrolment

An online calculator is also available to help in determining whether your child can be enrolled at the start of the year, or mid-year.

This change will allow parents to enrol students born in the middle of the year in preschool, at a time that is more appropriate to their age and stage of development.

Public schools stopped offering multiple school intakes in 2014.

Resuming the mid-year intake, alongside the January intake, aims to help reduce the large age gaps in early year classes and differences in students’ development.

While the midyear intakes will begin for preschool from 2023, it will start for Reception students from 2024.

This means from 2023, children who turn 4 years of age: 

  • Before 1 May, can continue to start preschool at the beginning of the year
  • Between 1 May and 31 October, can start preschool in Term 3 of the year
  • After 31 October, can start preschool at the beginning of the following year.