Our Centre

Newhaven Kindergarten is co-located with Newhaven Primary School and offers a bright and inviting environment for young learners within the community. Our new facility provides fresh opportunities in early education with its natural outdoor haven and its welcoming play spaces which cater to the needs of active children.

Being co-located with Newhaven Primary School provides a wonderful opportunity for interactions with the foundation level teachers at the school, creating a smooth transition, as children progress through their educational journey.

Our qualified and experienced educators acknowledge the vital role they play in the lives of every child. We strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, collaborating with families in sharing the vision of having happy, healthy children with an enthusiastic disposition for learning, and a sense of enjoyment and wonder. Through play-based learning opportunities, we aim to empower children to achieve positive outcomes in their learning and development, guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework.

Throughout the kindergarten year, every child will explore, experiment, discover and gain essential skills that will pave the way for the wonderful journey of life. Through their connection with our community, the children will celebrate diversity, grow in their respect for themselves and others and gain confidence and skills.

Our team is passionate about fostering children’s connections with natural environments and the respect for all living things, including an emphasis on eco-considered practices within the educational program. Opportunities to embed First Nation’s perspectives and diversity of culture into the program are embraced.

We look forward to working with the kindergarten and school communities to develop the kinder environment and program to reflect local priorities and initiatives.

Open Day

Tuesday 14 May, 2024
4.30pm – 5.30pm

Newhaven 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

Newhaven Kindergarten

35 Cleeland Street,
Newhaven, VIC, 3925

Tel: (03) 4329 0408


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 support children to explore and get to know different spaces outside of their immediate world within the centre.


We provide a rich and imaginative educational curriculum, and celebrate diversity of culture, abilities, ideas and interests.

Storypark App

Storypark connects our educators with parents, providing the ability to share news, service updates, progress and exciting moments from kinder to home!

Outdoor Play

Our outdoor play areas are specially designed to encourage learning, exploration and discovery.

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

Newhaven Kindergarten’s enrolment process is managed centrally by the Bass Coast Shire Council and is supported by the Y Kinders enrolment team who will provide information and support for any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

We offer free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten, with our programs running 15 hours a week.

3 Year Old Kindergarten 

Yellow Group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.15am – 3.45pm
Thursday 8.15am – 3.45pm

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

Day Time
Monday 8.45am – 1.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am – 1.45pm
Friday 8.45am – 1.45pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten 

Red Group (2024)

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

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

Day Time
Monday 8.45am – 1.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am – 1.45pm
Friday 8.45am – 1.45pm

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 commence the enrolment process, please register with the Bass Coast Shire 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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