North Ringwood
Preschool

Our Centre

Our Preschool is located in residential North Ringwood, next door to a fully maintained council park. 

We are extremely proud of our well-resourced centre and our facilities. Our Preschool is a great place for learning, growing, developing and just being.

We offer an indoor and outdoor program based on supporting children to learn through play at their own pace, in a safe (and fun!) environment.

We respect the environment and the way in which children learn, we connect children with their local community and we encourage creative thinkers and problem solvers who take safe risks. Many of these values in our philosophy resonate with our bush kinder program.

As an extension to our indoor-outdoor program, going ‘bush’ will give children the opportunity for play at a deeper level, a sense of belonging and time to ‘just be’, as well as the social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefits.

Our Educators work hard to ensure that all our kinder children feel respected, confident, and a valued part of our close-knit community.

North Ringwood 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

North Ringwood Preschool

70 Lockhart Rd
Ringwood North, VIC, 3134

Tel: (03) 4329 0457

Email: northringwood@ykinders.org.au

NQS Exceeding Logo Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Programs

We offer free high quality 3 and 4 year old programs in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Community
Excursions

Excursions support children to explore and get to know different spaces outside of their world at the centre. We run a variety of excursions and incursions to enhance learning and development.

Bush
Kinder

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

Storypark App
Access

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

Space to
Explore

 Our specially designed outdoor and indoor play spaces allow plenty of room to move and explore. Our rich learning environment supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical, technological and creative learning.

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.

Philosophy

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

North Ringwood Preschool’s registration process is managed by MIKA’s Central Enrolment Scheme (Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association) 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 free 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

King Parrots (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1 (2024)

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

Group 2 (2024)

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

Group 3 (2024)

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

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our Y Kinders enrolment team:

  • Call us on 03 4311 1500
  • Email us at earlyyears@ykinders.org.au
  • 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 MIKA 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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