Our Centre

Donald Kindergarten aims to provide a stimulating learning environment for children, and seeks to work with the children, their families and the wider community to achieve this every year. We adapt to cater for the differing needs of children in each group. Our Kindergarten is committed to supporting the ongoing development of children by creating a fun, play-based and stimulating environment.

Our caring staff observe and interact with children in a variety of planned and spontaneous experiences to discover and highlight the learning that is taking place. We value our Kindergarten families and encourage your input, in any form, into the program. Through the program, we are meeting the learning outcomes in Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

We are pleased to be able to offer the 15 hour funded 3 Year Old KIndergarten Program.

Donald Kindergarten is a great place for children to sense belonging, recognise their being and encourage their becoming!

Donald 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

Donald Kindergarten

10 Houston Street
Donald, VIC, 3480

Tel: (03) 4311 1567


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 support children to explore and get to know different spaces outside of their world inside the centre. We run a variety of excursions and incursions to enhance learning and development.


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!

Space to

Our outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration and include a large undercover sandpit, natural playground, hut and enclosed green shady garden.

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

Donald Kindergarten’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team.

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

3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten

Mixed-age 3 & 4 Year Old Group (2024)

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