East Ivanhoe

Our Centre

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

Please note, that while redevelopment works are undertaken at our kindergarten, we have relocated to 26 Leicester Steet, Heidelberg Heights.

Children learn best at Kindergarten through hands-on experiences, within a play based program, that is inspiring, dynamic and fun. At East Ivanhoe Preschool, we are committed to providing this in our 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. 

Our playroom is filled with order and beauty. You will notice as you visit East Ivanhoe Preschool that each play space is free from clutter, and every material provided for the children is considered for its purpose. As the year progresses every corner is ever-evolving to encourage children to delve deeper and deeper into their interests.

We have a strong belief in teaching the arts, with an art program taught by an artist running once a week. This program acknowledges the experiences, skills, passions and gifts of our children.

Open Day

Saturday 24th February 2024
9.00am – 12.00pm

East Ivanhoe 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

East Ivanhoe Preschool

26 Leicester Street
Heidelberg Heights, VIC, 3081

Tel: (03) 4329 0433

Email: eastivanhoe@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.

Art Program

Our 4 year old groups participate in a weekly art program which is driven by the children’s interests and ideas. This promotes creative thinking, problem solving and builds increased engagement with the arts.


Our room speaks to the outdoor environment favouring neutral tones, fabrics and wood. From any area of the playroom, the children can look out to the greenery of our beautiful yard with its wide array of trees, ferns and plants.


We provide a rich and imaginative educational curriculum, including visual and performing arts. We focus on music and movement, where children can freely express themselves, develop, and learn in a fun way.

Space to

Our specially designed outdoor play spaces give children plenty of room to move and explore. We also have a vegetable patch, areas to dig in the dirt, sandpits and places to climb and run.

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 Preschool’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

East Ivanhoe Preschool’s registration process is managed centrally by the Banyule City Council 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 kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Yellow Group (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Blue Group – Rotational Group (2024)

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

Green Group – Rotational Group (2024)

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

Red Group – Rotational Group (2024)

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

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 the Banyule’s City Council’s Central Applications 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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