Inverloch & District
Preschool

Our Centre

Inverloch & District Preschool celebrated 50 years in its current location in 2019, in the beautiful coastal town of Inverloch but also serving families in the nearby districts in the Bass Coast Shire. 

We offer a sessional kindergarten program for children aged 3 and 4 years old which caters for the diverse needs of families. Our educational programs are play-based and focus on children’s strengths, needs and interests. The learning experiences provided are set up in beautiful and inviting ways with equal importance placed on both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. 

We build strong, respectful partnerships with children and families and have close ties with the local community. We have a strong partnership with the Inverloch Primary School which assists in providing a successful transition to school.

Open Day

Monday 23rd May 2022
4.30pm – 6.00pm

Inverloch & District 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

Inverloch and District Preschool

2 Edgar Street
Inverloch, VIC, 3996

Tel: (03) 4329 0494

Email: inverloch@ykinders.org.au

NQS Exceeding Logo Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Programs

We offer 3 and 4 year old funded kindergarten. Our multiple groups provide parents with flexibility to enrol into a group that works best. Our funded 3 year old program runs for 5 hours each week.

Community Excursions

Excursions support children to explore and get to know different spaces outside of their immediate world inside the centre.

Kitchen Garden
Program

Our Preschool has its own vegetable garden, compost bin and herb planter boxes that we use for growing, harvesting and cooking healthy food.

Storypark App
Access

Storypark connects our educators with parents, providing the ability to share news, service updates, progress and exciting moments from kinder to home!

Space to
Explore

Our large outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration. Our fairy garden, sandpit, running riverbed and digging patch stimulate play and imaginations!

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 Information

Inverloch and District Preschool’s enrolment process is managed centrally by the Bass Coast Shire Council and is supported by the Y Kinders enrolment team who will provide information and support for any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

We operate multiple groups of 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten 

Group A (2022)

Day Time
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Group B (2022)

Day Time
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten 

Group 1 (2022)

Day Time
Monday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

Group 2 (2022)

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

Group 3 (2022)

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

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

Family 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 Bass Coast Shire 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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