Croydon Central

Our Centre

Croydon Central Kindergarten encourages a love of learning that lasts a lifetime!

We provide 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs, in a supported, play based environment. We believe that children succeed when they feel safe and supported within their learning environment, and we have created a space to reflect this.

Building understanding through play is the most effective way for children to learn. Children are encouraged to play independently, to be a part of small groups and to develop a sense of belonging in our preschool team. A wide range of open-ended activities allow the children to develop skills, gain independence, build confidence, explore ideas, develop relationships and communicate with others.

Croydon Central Kindergarten 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

Croydon Central Kindergarten

7 Civic Square
Croydon, VIC, 3136

Tel: (03) 4329 0429


NQS Exceeding Logo Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Programs

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


Excursions are a key part of our curriculum. Discovering the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and creates a deeper connection, as the children feel part of a community.


We explore different cultures and traditions. We provide a multicultural curriculum, teaching the children about diversity and celebrating a variety of cultural holidays throughout the year.

Storypark App

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


At Croydon Central Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; and 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.


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

Croydon Central Kindergarten’s registration process is managed by MIKA’s Central Enrolment Scheme (Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association).

We operate both 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs as mixed-age groups on the days and times below:

Mixed-age 3 & 4 Year Old Kinder

Green Mixed-age Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm

Yellow Mixed-age Group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 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
  • 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 MIKA 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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