Last year, Victoria became the first state in Australia to offer two years of funded kindergarten before school.
The surge in demand has put pressure on some providers, leaving parents at risk of being turned away due to limited capacity.
While Saturday placements may disappoint some parents, Ms MacMaster also finds some interest from staff and parents who work weekends to cope with rising cost-of-living pressures.
The kindergartens in Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Carnegie, and Centre Road are tentatively planning to offer Saturday kinder programs from 8:30am to 4pm, with confirmation expected in the coming weeks.
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