Croydon Gums
Kindergarten

Our Centre

Through play-based experiences, we help children learn and thrive!

At Croydon Gums Kindergarten, we run 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. Our programs are play-based, and through play, children explore, discover and learn about themselves and their world around them.

Our Educators identify the strengths and interests of the children and design the environment and activities around them. We use open-ended materials that enable children to use their imagination in creating their own learning and discovery.

Croydon Gums 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 Gums Kindergarten

22 Frederick Street
CROYDON, VIC, 3163

Tel: (03) 4329 0430

Email: croydongums@ykinders.org.au

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.

Interactive
Excursions

Excursions are a key part of Croydon Gums Kindergarten’s curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of a community.

Music & Movement Program

We foster a strong music and movement program where children can freely express themselves, develop and learn in a fun and unintimidating way.

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 Croydon Gums Kindergarten, 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

Croydon Gum’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 kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1 (2024)

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

Group 2 (2024)

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

Group 3 (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 MIKA using the links on this page.

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


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