Our Centre

Avoca Preschool is located in the small town of Avoca (Victoria) and is situated in the Pyrenees Shire.

The kindergarten program is provided by professionally trained staff and promotes the health, safety and wellbeing of each individual child. A play-based program is provided that also includes intentional teaching, therefore extending each individual child’s learning and development. The children’s interests are also incorporated into the program.

Staff collaborate with families and the wider community in order to extend each child’s learning and to develop positive and enriching relationships within the Preschool community.

Avoca Preschool 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

Avoca Preschool

22 Liebig Street
Avoca, VIC, 3467

Tel: (03) 4311 1564

Email: avoca@ykinders.org.au

Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Program

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

Community Excursions

Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and interact with new experiences and people.

Preschool Vegetable &
Herb Garden

Our Preschool has its own garden with a vegetable patch that we use for growing, harvesting and cooking our produce. We promote healthy eating and teach our children about the importance of healthy foods

Storypark App

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

Space to

Our natural spaces encourage exploration and include a spacious playground featuring fixed climbing structures, swings, slide and a sandpit.

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

Avoca Preschool’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Ballarat’s Early Years Management team.

We operate free 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten (2024)

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

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our Y Kinders enrolment team via the methods details below:

  • Call us on 03 4311 1500
  • Email us at earlyyears@ykinders.org.au
  • Chat to us using the contact form on this page

Parent Info

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.

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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