Clayton Preschool

Our Centre

Each day at Clayton Preschool offers a world of new experiences!

Based in Clayton Community Centre – we are proud of the warm and welcoming environment we create for children and families. We believe that the early years are a pivotal time in children’s lives, and that kindergarten is an important and meaningful place of learning for them.

At Clayton Preschool, our educators know that the best way for children to learn is through play-based curriculum and independent inquiry. Children are guided through new activities and adventures, focusing on the rich multicultural community of our wonderful families. Our program works in partnership with the children and their families to create a space that fosters learning and friendship.

Open Day at Clayton Festival

Sunday 25 February 2024
12.00pm – 4.00pm

Clayton 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

Clayton Preschool

Clayton Community Centre
9-15 Cook Street
Clayton, VIC, 3168

Tel: (03) 4329 0427

Email: clayton@ykinders.org.au

NQS Exceeding Logo Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Programs

We offer free high quality 3 and 4 year old programs in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Community
Excursions

 Our curriculum includes exploration of the local community. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and interact with new experiences and people.

Space to
Explore

We have large indoor and outdoor play spaces so there is plenty of room to move and explore. Our rich learning environment supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical, technological and creative learning.

Storypark App
Access

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

SunSmart
Kindergarten

At our Kinder, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; and we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

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.

Philosophy

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

Clayton Preschool’s registration process is managed centrally by the City of Monash and is supported by the Y Kinders enrolment team who will provide information and support to families on any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

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

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Orange Group (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Blue Group (2024)

Day Time
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Green Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Red Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm

*These session times may be subject to change prior to kinder offers being made

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

  • 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 commence the enrolment process, please register with the City of Monash Central Enrolments 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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