Walker Street
Community Kindergarten

Our Centre

Developing a sense of wonder, enthusiasm and a love of learning in each child!

Walker Street Community Kindergarten provides a welcoming, creative, and vibrant environment. Our dedicated and experienced staff nurture and stimulate children’s curiosity, ideas and self-expression. Our diverse programs provide children with opportunities to develop independence and confidence. We are located on a residential street in Clifton Hill, backing onto Quarries Park, and offer 3 & 4 year old programs.

Walker Street Kindergarten recognises that starting kindergarten is an important milestone in your child’s life. Together, we will make the transition from home to kindergarten as smooth as possible. In our 4 year old program, we offer a diverse range of experiences with a focus on encouraging our children to develop a strong, confident sense of self, in preparation for primary school.

Book a tour

Call us on 4329 0452
to arrange a visit.

Walker Street Community 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

Walker Street Community Kindergarten

89 Walker St
Clifton Hill, VIC, 3068

Tel: (03) 4329 0452

Email: walkerst@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..


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


We encourage children to develop a sense of responsibility for the environment through modelling sustainable practices, such as compost use, waste avoidance, and the use of natural materials.

School Readiness

Our program supports children with the exciting period of change that marks their transition to primary school. Strong partnerships with our local schools help make this next step as smooth as possible.


We are proud to provide a multicultural curriculum, teaching the children about diversity and understanding. We celebrate variety of cultural events throughout the year.

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

Walker Street Community Kindergarten’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team.

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

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Platypus Group (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group A (2024)

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

Group B (2024)

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

Group C (2024)

Day Time
Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 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 enrol in one of our programs please use 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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