Previously known as Central Enrolment, the Central Registration and Enrolment Scheme (CRES) is a best practice model for local councils and other organisations to support families and carers to secure a kindergarten place for their child.
The model was developed through a co-design process with councils, kindergarten service providers, Early Years Managers, Maternal and Child Health, community organisations, early childhood peak bodies and other support services.
The CRES model is underpinned by six principles that promote consistent, inclusive and equitable access for families, service providers and support services. This is supported by practical guides, tools and templates which can be easily adopted and tailored to each councils' circumstance.
Provides guidance and resources to establish, improve and/or expand an existing CRES
Supports CRES Providers to understand demand in their area, the capability and maturity of the CRES, and to identify areas to improve.
A detailed annual process for operating a best practice scheme, including communication materials for families and service providers, and relevant forms and templates.
Development Guide templates and resources
Practice Guide templates and resources