Kathleen Kelly

Our Centre

Originally started down by the river, Kathleen Kelly Kindergarten is  a double unit kindergarten in the heart of Mildura, on the corner of Lemon and Eighth Streets.

We offer one of the biggest outdoor play areas in Mildura, with large trees which provide natural shade and a welcoming environment for the children.

We are a family friendly and culturally sensitive kindergarten and believe that children learn best through play. We offer a kindergarten program which provides a wide variety of educational experiences and allows the children to follow their interests.

Our experienced educators are happy and friendly and pride themselves on delivering an educational program that assists the children to have fun, develop friendships and grow to their maximum potential.

Open Day

Wednesday 18th May 2022
2.30pm – 4.00pm

Kathleen Kelly 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

Kathleen Kelly Kindergarten

45 Lemon Avenue
Mildura, VIC, 3500

Tel: (03) 4311 1506

Email: kathleenkelly@ykinders.org.au

Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Programs

We offer funded 3 and 4 year old kindergarten with our 3 year old program running for 5 hours each 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.


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

Kitchen Garden

Our Kindergarten has its own vegetable garden for growing, harvesting and cooking our produce. We promote healthy eating and teach our children about the importance of healthy foods.

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 Information

Kathleen Kelly Kindergarten’s registration process is managed centrally by the Mildura Rural 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.

Our session times for our 3 and 4 year old groups are below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Integrated with 4 Year Old program (2022)

Day Time
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Blue Group (2022)

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

Green Group (2022)

Day Time
Wednesday 8.30am – 11.30am
Thursday 8.30am – 2.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 2.30pm

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 Mildura Rural City Council 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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