Our Centre

Dunolly Kindergarten is an early childhood community for creative and independent thinkers and an exciting place where children can explore the rich possibilities of childhood. We have a genuine vision for early childhood education with a clear philosophy which underpins our pedagogy and practice.

Our vision is to be true to our philosophy and to be dedicated to our children, families and the community. To be able to inspire, create, explore and foster a love of learning through our play based curriculum. .

We are dedicated to co-constructing play spaces that include natural elements and materials which allow for open ended exploration. We are passionate about seeing all children as competent, capable, creative, respectful and inclusive learners.

Dunolly Kindergarten’s philosophy is continually evolving to reflect the needs of our children, families and our community and to being a contemporary leader in early childhood education in Central Victoria.

Dunolly 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

Dunolly Kindergarten

94 Maude Street
Dunolly, VIC, 3472

Tel: (03) 4311 1598

Email: dunolly@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.


Excursions and incursions are a key part of our curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of their community.


Bush Kinder allows children to experience uninterrupted play in natural settings and learn about their local flora and fauna through exploration and discovery.


Our Kinder has its own vegetable garden wicking beds, fruit trees, hen house and an indigenous food forest. We model sustainable practices with our worm farm, waste avoidance and recycling.

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

Dunolly Kindergarten’s enrolment registration process is managed centrally by Central Goldfields Shire’s Centralised Registrations and is supported by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team who will provide information and support on any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

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 Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.15am – 3.45pm
Tuesday 8.15am – 3.45pm

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our 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 Central Goldfield Shire’s Central Registration 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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