Waverley Foothills

Our Centre

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

Waverley Foothills Preschool is a place where children build new friendships, learn life skills and gain knowledge about the world around them. We provide our 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs in a welcoming, happy, caring, and social environment.

Children are given a voice and the power to make some decisions in our program, as we believe this produces a variety of rich and meaningful experiences. Kindergarten is a very exciting time for the children and their families and we aim for all to have very happy memories of their time at Waverley Foothills Preschool.

Open Night

Thursday 21 March, 2024
5.00pm – 7.00pm

Waverley Foothills 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

Waverley Foothills Preschool

Gladeswood Drive,
Mulgrave, VIC, 3170

Tel: (03) 4329 0454

Email: waverleyfoothills@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.


Healthy eating, oral hygiene and sun smart awareness are actively promoted. We focus on keeping our staff and children safe outside, and are official participants in the SunSmart program.


We value the involvement of the community in our children’s education and learning and take part in incursions and excursions. These extend children’s learning about themselves and the world around them.


We promote the natural environment and build positive attitudes towards sustainable values. We encourage children to play, observe and interact with nature and we teach and model reusing and recycling in our activities.

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 & Sessions Information

Waverley Foothills Preschool’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 both 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten programs on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Koalas Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.45am –  1.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am –  1.45pm 
Friday 8.45am –  1.45pm

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Wallabies (2024)

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

Wombats  (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm

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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