Lakes Entrance

Our Centre

At Lakes Entrance Preschool, the teaching team works together to provide support, assistance and encouragement so the children gain the most benefit from their time at preschool.

We aim to provide a fun and safe learning environment, to provide learning through play, to promote the values of sharing, taking turns, good manners, and respect and awareness of others, and to encourage the children to be as independent as possible.

The Preschool Program

Guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Framework, and implemented by qualified and highly experienced staff, the preschool provides a developmentally appropriate program for all the children.

The Program:

  • Provides children with a range of interesting, developmentally appropriate and educational experiences
  • Fosters children’s independence, self-confidence and self-help skills
  • Is based on the individual needs of all children
  • Provides children a foundation for developing literacy and numeracy skills
  • Promotes children’s co-operation communication skills and relationships with others
  • Encourages children’s investigation and problem solving abilities
  • Includes a Koorie language and art program
  • Includes inclusion support assistants, where possible, for children with additional needs
  • Includes special visitors and incursions which further enhance the program
  • Helps prepare children for school.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved in their child’s preschool experience, and where possible, in the preschool’s Committee of Management.

Lakes Entrance 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

Lakes Entrance Preschool

49a Coates Road
Lakes Entrance, Vic, 3909

Tel: (03) 4311 1549


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.


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


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

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 outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration and include a pirate ship, large sandpit, swings and spacious grassy spaces.

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

Lakes Entrance Preschool’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team.

We operate free 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Blue Wrens – Mixed-age group with 4 year old group (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Swans (2024)

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

Blue Wrens – Mixed-age group with 3 year old group (2024)

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