Our Centre

​At Maldon Preschool we strive to create a warm and inviting environment for children and their families.

Our dedicated teachers offer a safe and nurturing environment in which children can explore their surroundings, engage in stimulating and educational activities, learn more about themselves and enjoy supported interaction with their peers.

We endeavour to extend children’s innate curiosity and enthusiasm for learning by providing stimulating and open-ended activities which foster holistic development of skills and leave children with a confident sense of self. Our teachers observe the children closely to gauge current interests and strengths whilst assessing developmental skills and learning styles. This informs program planning which is guided by both the National and the Victorian Frameworks.

At Maldon Preschool, we foster a culture of respect for ourselves, each-other and the environment. We are committed to sustainable practices such as recycling, composting and growing food. Wherever possible, we use natural materials and equipment in the program. We teach children to engage respectfully with all living things.

We welcome parental involvement through a Parent Advisory Group (PAG), who meet to organise fundraising events/activities to enable the purchase of major items of equipment and ongoing needs of the preschool. We appreciate family assistance with yard maintenance over the year and when possible, welcome parents and volunteers in assisting in the program.​

Maintaining strong and active links with the local community is a key focus, with the Preschool participating in the annual Easter Parade, visiting Maldon Primary School, utilising the services of the Atheneum, (local library) and enjoying visits from our friendly police constable, the CFA, local artists and musicians.

Maldon 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

Maldon Preschool

Cnr Camp and Templeton Street
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Tel: (03) 4311 1502


NQS Exceeding Logo 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.

Kitchen Garden

Our Preschool has its own vegetable garden that we use for growing, harvesting and cooking healthy food.


Bush Kinder allows children to experience uninterrupted play in natural settings and learn about their local flora and fauna. Our 4 year olds attend weekly, and 3 year olds monthly.

Space to

Our outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration and include a yarn circle and native plantings, large sandpit, cubby, play equipment and beautiful 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

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

We operate both 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs as a single mixed age group on the days and times below:

3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 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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