Ward Avenue

Our Centre

We’re proud to have been providing high-quality Kindergarten for over 60 years!

Please note, that while redevelopment works are undertaken at our kindergarten we have relocated to W A Scammell Reserve, 1218-1226 North Road in Oakleigh South.

We welcome you to our 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs! At Ward Avenue Kindergarten, children thrive and become active participants in their learning and the community.

We create a stimulating and diverse environment, which includes a large outdoor space and sustainability & gardening program. Our Kindergarten is family-centred and focuses on the connections that children have with their family and community. We work in partnership with families to help create the right learning environment for your child.

Ward Avenue 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

Ward Avenue Kindergarten

W A Scammell Reserve,
1218-1226 North Rd,
Oakleigh South, VIC, 3167

Tel: (03) 4329 0453

Email: wardave@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
& Incursions

Excursions and incursions provide exciting opportunities to extend children’s learning. These may include music and drama experiences, Living Safely with Dogs, Road Safety, or visiting a farm.

Space to

Spacious indoor and outdoor play spaces mean children have plenty of room to move and explore. Our playground is large and leafy, and encourages activity, discovery and creativity.

Sustainability &
Gardening Program

 Children are able to become fully immersed in our amazing front garden. We learn about the environment, recycling at kinder and at home, being waterwise, and are involved in National Tree Week.

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 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

Ward Avenue Kindergarten’s registration process is managed centrally by the City of Monash 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:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Possums Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Yellow Group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 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 the City of Monash Central Enrolments Scheme 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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