Havilah Road

Our Centre

Havilah Road Preschool is an established Kindergarten where families are always welcome to share the children’s learning.

The educators are passionate, friendly and experienced in meeting the diverse needs of families.
Our program is play based aiming to support the individual needs, abilities and interests of the children while being fun, interesting and challenging.​​

We are proud to be offering a second language as part of our daily educational program. This “Learn Languages at Kindergarten” program includes a Karen Teacher joining the Preschool for 2 sessions a week to support and involve all of the children in Karen language activities and experiences. These contribute to communication and literacy skills, enhance engagement and offer many cognitive and social benefits.

The program is a State funded initiative through the Department of Education and will be in place for four years.

Open Day

Wednesday 15 May, 2024
3.00pm – 4.30pm

Havilah Road 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

Havilah Road Preschool

22-24 Havilah Road
Long Gully, VIC, 3550

Tel: (03) 4311 1501

Email: havilahrd@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.


Connecting with their community is important to develop children’s understanding of their world and widen their experiences. Incursions and excursions are a key part of our program.

Learn a Language

A language teacher joins our Preschool for 2 sessions a week to involve the children in fun activities and experiences to learn the Karen language.

Space to

We have large shaded outdoor play spaces so there is plenty of room to move and explore. Our rich learning environment supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical, technological and creative learning.

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

Havilah Road Preschool’s enrolment registration process is managed centrally by the LMPA Central Enrolment Scheme 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 offer both 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs as mixed age groups on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Peppercorn Group – Mixed-age Group with 4 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Wattle Group – Mixed-age Group with 4 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 3.30pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Peppercorn Group – Mixed-age Group with 3 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Wattle Group – Mixed-age Group with 3 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.00am – 3.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am – 3.30pm

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 LMPA Central Enrolment 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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