Our Centre

Located at the corner Coltman Plaza and Eleanor Drive, the state-of-the-art Lucas Kindergarten is part of the Lucas Community Hub and is easily accessible from suburbs in the growth area of Ballarat West. 

Co-located with Maternal and Child Health, the Hub provides convenience for families with visiting services such as early childhood intervention and family services on-site.

At Lucas Kindergarten, children are encouraged to develop personal independence, self-awareness and a feeling of self-worth, and are given opportunities to develop warm, caring, respectful relationships and friendships with other children and adults.

A child’s work is their play and therefore our kindergarten program is play based and child centred. We use current ideas and experiences initiated by the children in their play, and scaffold this learning into further play development. Our routines are guided by the children.

At our kinder, we celebrate the joy of learning and being together as we discover what’s possible!

Open Day

Saturday 28th May 2022
10.00am – 12.00pm

Lucas 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

Lucas Kindergarten

17 Coltman Plaza
Lucas, VIC, 3350

Tel: (03) 4311 1559


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.


Excursions and incursions 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 their community.


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


We provide a multicultural curriculum, which includes celebrating a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Families are encouraged to share their values, skills and traditions to enrich the children’s learning.

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

Lucas Kindergarten’s enrolment registration process is managed centrally by the City of Ballarat’s Central Kindergarten Registrations 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 multiple 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten groups on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Dirjim (2022)

Day Time
Wednesday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Kunawarra (2022)

Day Time
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Barribin (2022)

Day Time
Monday 8.45am – 4.15pm
Tuesday 8.45am – 4.15pm

Bunjil (2022)

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

Kadak (2022)

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

Tulum (2022)

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

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our 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 commence the enrolment process, please register with City of Ballarat’s Central Registration Scheme 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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