Norwood
Preschool

Our Centre

At Norwood Preschool we provide children with opportunities to explore, imagine, play and discover their world!

We provide high quality 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten to children in the Ringwood community. Our programs are delivered by nurturing and qualified educators in a bright and welcoming playroom, and spacious outdoor environment.

Our programs are play-based to allow children to explore and experiment within our safe, educational environment. We believe children are active learners, they are naturally curious and gain confidence as they explore. Therefore, our program focuses on the individual interests and strengths of each child, whilst ensuring they meet their developmental goals.

Norwood 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

Norwood Preschool

18a Notlen St
Ringwood VIC, 3134

Tel: (03) 4329 0445

Email: norwood@ykinders.org.au

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.

Local Community
Focus

We connect with our local community and have regular incursions. Visitors focus on topics such as responsible petcare, drama, science, dental care, cultural learning, dance, Australian indigenous learning and sports.

Multicultural
Program

We focus on exploring different cultures and traditions from around the world and provide a multicultural curriculum, teaching about diversity and understanding. 

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!

Healthy
Eating

We promote healthy eating and teach our children about the importance of healthy foods. Our children are involved with our veggie patch and we incorporate cooking into our program.

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

Norwood Preschool’s registration process is managed by MIKA’s Central Enrolment Scheme (Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association).

We operate free 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

Mixed-age 3 & 4 Year Old Kinder

Possums (2024)

Day Time
Monday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 2.30pm
Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm

4 Year Old Kinder

Kangaroos (2024)

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

*These session times may be subject to change prior to kinder offers being made

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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