Pinjarra
Kindergarten

Our Centre

Pinjarra Kindergarten is set in beautiful, well-established gardens and backs onto the Tarralla Walking Trail. Our wonderful natural environment provides lots of shade and we enjoy the sounds of plentiful birdlife including our kookaburra and native bird families which have made their homes in our trees.

We are thankful to the Wurundjeri people for allowing us to learn and play in this beautiful space and we recognise and respect their elder’s past, present and emerging.

At Pinjarra Kindergarten, we believe that children are active members of our communities with reciprocal rights and responsibilities. The children are collaborators in their learning, and we encourage children to be their best selves.

We recognise families as children’s first and most influential teachers. We work collaboratively with families and children in a play based, emergent curriculum to build the dispositions, skills and processes for life-long learning.

We believe in sustainability in the broadest sense. We focus on building connections, respecting each other, our equipment and our environment.  We foster supportive, respectful and responsive relationships to care for each other and our natural world.

At Pinjarra, we believe we are one small community within the broader community and we strive to build connections and work in partnership with our wider community.

Uniforms
Uniforms are not compulsory at ou​r kinder, but we do engage in lots of very messy play, sand, paint, dye, mud, and the list goes on! 
We recommend that families have some clothes that are especially for kinder so that it doesn’t matter if they become a little worse for wear. You can buy these clothes from anywhere, but if you like, you can purchase items from our special Pinjarra Kindergarten uniform line.​ For more information see here​.​

 

Pinjarra 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

Pinjarra Kindergarten

83 Eastfield Rd
Croydon South, VIC, 3136

Tel: (03) 4329 0420

Email: pinjarra@ykinders.org.au

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.

Community
Excursions

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.

Natural
Environment

We are located in beautiful surroundings and encourage children to play, observe and interact with the natural environment.

Diverse
Curriculum

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

SunSmart
Kindergarten

At Pinjarra Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun and are participants in the SunSmart 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

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

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

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

Day Time
Monday 9.15am – 2.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am – 2.15pm
Friday 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 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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