MECS Kindergarten fees. Commencing in 2023, the Victorian Government’s free kindergarten program is funding the MECS Kindergarten to the extent that there will be no fees for 3/4 year old and 4/5 year old kindergarten. There may be some small charges for miscellaneous items (e.g. a MECS Kinder branded jumper) or special events. As details about 'free kindergarten' become clearer we will better know its impact on the cost of extras.