Our Centre

At Parkside Preschool, children are given time and space to play, discover and grow!

Parkside Preschool has been serving the community for over 60 years. We are situated on a large block, with well-established trees and shrubs, overlooking Hagenauer Reserve.

We offer 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs, where children are able to explore and experience many activities, both new and familiar. The children are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning and to develop self-motivation.

Within this safe, caring and fun kindergarten environment, our lovely staff help further your child’s social and personal development, and provide fundamental elements to create a life-long love of learning.

Parkside 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

Parkside Preschool

524 Elgar Road
Box Hill North, VIC, 3129

Tel: (03) 4329 0421


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.


At Parkside Preschool, we encourage children to play, observe, interact and respect the natural environment, incorporating sustainable practices. We also teach and model reusing and recycling in our activities.


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


We are proud to provide a multicultural curriculum, which includes celebrating a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Families are encouraged to share their values, skills and traditions to enrich the children’s learning.

Storypark App

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

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 Preschool’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

Parkside Preschool’s registration process is managed centrally by the Whitehorse Preschool Association (WPSA) 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 both 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs as a single mixed group on the days and times below:

3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten

Mixed-age 3 & 4 Year Old Group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our 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 Whitehorse Preschool Association (WSPA)  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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