BCYF & Bethany have merged! Our two like-minded not-for-profit organisations are now Meli. Learn more

Important dates and service closures

To ensure your child is included in the first round offers for 2024,

please register before June 16, 2023.


First round offers will be sent on July 10. 
Registrations will remain open, subject to availability.


Register here

2023 Term dates

Term 1 31 January to 6 April
Term 2 24 April to 23 June
Term 3 10 July to 15 September
Term 4 2 October to 20 December


All Meli Kindergartens are closed on the following dates:

Labour Day Monday 13 March
King’s Birthday Monday 12 June
Geelong Cup Day Wednesday 25 October
Orientation Sessions for 2023 Children TBC
Kindergarten Organisational Day Tuesday 20 December


Child Free Days

There will be two all staff professional learning forums during the calendar year, these will both be child free days.

  • Tuesday 13 June
  • Wednesday 9 August
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