Our Centre

At Bendigo Preschool, we offer unique play-based learning opportunities and experiences for children.

For children, this is the time when the foundations are being laid for learning skills and abilities that will aid their progress through life. That’s why we have a special focus on literacy and numeracy. We also have an excellent music, drama and dance program. Kindergarten is such a vital opportunity for all children – and it’s fun!

We value rich educational experiences arising from play, investigation, experimenting, discovery and so much more.
Children learn through play. It’s your child’s form of work. Part of our teaching philosophy is to encourage your child to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to become lifelong learners.

Through play children develop thought processes, social and communication skills, physical co-ordination and control and grow emotionally.

At Bendigo Preschool, we provide a carefully planned program that will meet, extend and enrich your child’s developmental needs. We enjoy following the children’s interests in our weekly program. This may include incursions with guest visitors and going on excursions.

Our talented and caring teaching staff aim to build strong relationships with children and families; they are the focus of our centre. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to arrange a time to show you our wonderful preschool.

Bendigo 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

Bendigo Preschool

90 Myrtle Street
Bendigo, VIC, 3550

Tel: (03) 4329 0405


Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Programs

We offer 15 hours of free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten.


Connecting with their community is important to develop children’s understanding of their world and widen their experiences. Incursions and excursions are a key part of our program.

Space to

Our outdoor and indoor play areas are designed to stimulate imaginations and encourage exploration. Specially created spaces mean that there is plenty of room to move, learn and play!


We provide a rich and imaginative educational curriculum, and celebrate diversity of culture, abilities, ideas and interests.

Storypark App

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

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

Bendigo Preschool’s enrolment registration process is managed centrally by the LMPA Central Enrolment Scheme and is supported by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team who will provide information and support on any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

Our session times for our 3 and 4 year old groups are below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten 

Mixed-age Group with 4 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 4.00pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Mixed-age Group with 3 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 4.00pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten


Day Time
Monday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
  • Call us on 03 4311 1500
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  • 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 commence the enrolment process, please register with LMPA Central Enrolment Scheme using 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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