Our Centre

As children play in the creative and nurturing educational environment at Newstead Preschool they discover more about:

– who they are
– who they can become
– others
– and the world around them.

Relatively small group sizes are a feature of Newstead Preschool. The high staff to child ratio allows a unique opportunity for a quality learning environment.

Positive expectations and a belief in unfolding and fostering the potential within each individual drives the Newstead Preschool Program.

Children are seen to learn best when they feel safe and their knowledge, thoughts, ideas and stories are truly listened to and acted upon. The child’s creativity, imagination, sense of wonder and inquiry are actively nurtured through play based learning experiences.

Newstead 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

Newstead Preschool

Panmure Street
Newstead, VIC, 3462

Tel: (03) 4311 1583


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.

Bush Kinder

Bush Kinder allows children to experience uninterrupted play, exploration and discovery in natural settings. Children learn about and become advocates for their local flora and fauna.

Storypark App

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

Kitchen Garden

We grow our own vegetables, herbs and flowers and use these for healthy cooking and to decorate the kindergarten room.

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

Newstead 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
Monday 9.15am – 2.15pm
Tuesday 9.15am – 2.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am – 2.15pm

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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