Ararat North

Our Centre

During the first five years of a child’s life the development and learning process is crucial. Therefore, kindergarten is of vital importance as it provides children with new skills, knowledge and experiences from which they can develop into a unique, individual person, capable of functioning in and responding to the world around them.

At Ararat North Kindercare- 

  • We are committed to high quality, stimulating, developmentally appropriate, and inclusive care and education you young children
  • We believe an important aspect of any program is the establishment and maintenance of a partnership with parents, based on mutual respect
  • We recognise the significance of culture, customs, language and beliefs, and respect these when implementing the program.
  • A spirit of warmth, encouragement, and respect for and consideration of others characterises the implementation of the program.
  • We are a part of the Smiles for Miles Program, an initiative of Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) which aims to improve the oral health of children and their families.

Ararat North Kindercare proudly displays the Kinder Tick to help families feel confident that our program is recognised as a funded kindergarten program and:

  • Is led by qualified staff
  • Children benefit from play-based learning
  • The kindergarten program is funded and approved by the Victorian Government
  • Our program complies with government guidelines and the National Quality Framework

Ararat North Kindercare

66 Blake Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Tel: (03) 4311 1563


Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old

We offer free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten with our programs running 15 hours a week.


Excursions and incursions are a key part of our curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of their community.


We are a Smiles for Miles Kinder. We embrace a healthy eating philosophy and embed good health and dental hygiene in our program.

Storypark App

Storypark connects our educators with families, providing the ability to share news, service updates, progress and exciting moments from kinder to home!

Space to

Our large indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to encourage learning and exploration and include a playground with a cubby, sandpit, climbing structures and bikes.

Safeguarding Children and
Young People

We pride ourselves on our commitment to the safeguarding of children and young people, providing safe and fun environments for children to flourish.


Our kindergarten’s philosophy guides our teaching and approach to early learning. It is informed by the National Quality Framework and underpins all our service’s operations and daily practices.
For more details, please ask us for a copy of our Philosophy Statement.

The Y has been delivering Early Learning Programs for over 20 years and is passionate about creating safe, fun, educational environments where children can thrive. At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people and we feel there is no better time to begin inspiring than in an Early Learning program!

Enrolment & Session Information

Ararat North Kindercare’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team who will provide information and support on any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

We operate both 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs as a single mixed group on the days and times below:

3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten

Mixed-age 3 & 4 Year Old Group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our enrolment team:

  • Call us on 03 4311 1500
  • Email us at
  • Chat to us using the contact form on this page

Parent Information

We understand that starting kindergarten can be a big step for your child and your family.

From choosing and visiting a service, through to enrolling, orientation and anticipating the important first day, these all form the path to your child commencing at kindergarten.

Find answers to some frequently asked questions.

Enrolment Assistance

To enrol in one of our programs please use the links on this page.

For assistance or further information, please fill in the form below.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

View our full Commitment Statements here .

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