Oak Street

Our Centre

Oak Street Kindergarten is a double unit centre, with an imaginative outdoor playspace which includes an expansive decked area, bike track, digging patch, tree-house playground and grassed areas. 

We value the learning of each child and endeavour to assist each individual to reach their potential. We value the “Belonging, Being and Becoming’ principle and also have well established connections with the local primary school through the ‘Drouin School Transition Group’ and liaise regularly with school teachers to create a smooth transition to local schools.

We encourage families to take an active role in their child’s education by assisting in the program when possible, by sharing their interest and talents with us and by joining us on the parent committee, at information sessions, working bees, excursions and other events. We explore opportunities in the local community to extend and reinforce the children’s learning experiences through interaction with the Kurnai Elders, leaders and Aboriginal families, CFA fire-fighters, Drouin library staff, visiting children’s performers and the inclusion of other relevant community members.

Oak Street Kindergarten recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been nurturing and teaching children on this land for thousands of years. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of being and caring for children. We meet on the country of the Kurnai Nations people and pay our respects to Elders past and present for their traditional custodianship of the land.

We have built a strong connection with the local Aboriginal Kurnai Elders, leaders and community members over a long period of time, and look forward to this relationship growing and continuing into the future. To foster this relationship, we include cultural aspects to the program throughout the year by offering many rich cultural experiences e.g. learning about local Aboriginal history through our story boards, exploring the indigenous seasons.

Oak Street 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

Oak Street Kindergarten

6 Oak Street
Drouin, VIC, 3818

Tel: (03) 4311 1593

Email: oakst@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.  With multiple groups, families can choose the one that works best.

Community Excursions

Excursions and incursions are a key part of our curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of their community.


Our curriculum supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative learning. We also celebrate multiculturalism and include a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Storypark App

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

Space to

Our outdoor and indoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration. Specially created spaces mean that there is plenty of room to move, learn and play!

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

Oak Street Kindergarten’s enrolment registration process is managed centrally by the Baw Baw Shire 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:

Mixed-age 3 & 4 Year Old Kinder

Blue Group (2024)

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

Red Group (2024)

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

Purple Group (2024)

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

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Yellow Group (2024)

Day Time
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Orange Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.15am – 3.45pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Green Group (2024)

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

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our 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 Baw Baw Shire’s Central Applications 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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