Katrina
Preschool

Our Centre

Where a child’s journey is filled with rich, fun, learning experiences!

We are a community that honors the rights of children and ensures they have an opportunity to be heard and feel safe. We are a well-established Preschool located in Blackburn North. We provide quality programs for both 3 year old and 4 year old children. 

We provide children with opportunities to develop caring, positive and nurturing relationships with friends and our passionate educators. With a play-based approach, we use our environment to create wonder in our children’s learning.  Come and see us and say “hi!”.

Katrina 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

Katrina Preschool

69 Katrina Street
Blackburn North, VIC, 3130

Tel: (03) 4329 0438

Email: katrina@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.

Community
Excursions

Excursions are a key part of our curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of a community.

Multicultural
Curriculum

Our multicultural curriculum supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative learning. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

SunSmart
Kindergarten

 At our Kinder, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; and we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

Storypark App
Access

Storypark connects our educators with families, 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.

Philosophy

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

Katrina Preschool’s registration process is managed centrally by the Whitehorse Preschool Association (WPSA) 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 free kindergarten programs as mixed-age groups on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Walert 1 Group – Mixed-age group with 4 year old group (2024)

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

Walert 2 Group – Mixed-age group with 4 year old group (2024)

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

Walert 3 Group – Mixed-age group with 4 year old group (2024)

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

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

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 1.30pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Walert 1 Group – Mixed-age group with 3 year old group (2024)

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

Walert 2 Group – Mixed-age group with 3 year old group (2024)

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

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

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

Walert 4 Group – Mixed-age group with 3 year old group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 1.30pm

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our enrolment team:

  • Call us on 03 4311 1500
  • Email us at enrolments@yballarat.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 Whitehorse Preschool Association (WSPA)  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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