Jack & Jill

Our Centre

At Jack & Jill Kindergarten our aim is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where all children and their families can come and feel safe and respected. Relationships are at the heart of our kindergarten. We aim to develop positive and respectful relationships with each one of our families and create a strong partnership that allows your child to thrive during their time at kindergarten.

The kindergarten program is designed around the National and Victorian Educational Frameworks and Guidelines.

It is a play based emergent curriculum that is open and flexible and designed so that it supports each child’s individual developmental and scaffolds upon their existing knowledge, developing important social, emotional and cognitive skills to prepare children for a more formal setting at school.

Jack & Jill 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

Jack & Jill Kindergarten

19 Robsons Lane
Ararat, VIC, 3377

Tel: (03) 4311 1576

Email: jackandjill@ykinders.org.au

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.


Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, interact with new experiences and people and feel more part of their community.


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 indoor and beautiful outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration and include a shaded verandah, sensory area, mud pitch, dry creek bed, swings and lawn areas.

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

Jack & Jill Kindergarten’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team.

We operate free 3 year old and 4 year old kindergarten programs 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:

  • 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 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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