Willaura & District
Kindergarten

Our Centre

At Willaura & District Kindergarten we know that each child is strong, capable and a powerful learner. Our program is designed around this understanding and aims to nurture each child’s innate intelligence and build upon their existing knowledge, culture and understandings.

We provide a nurturing, warm and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to explore, inquire, investigate, discover, experiment and most of all develop a sense of belonging as they discover all they amazing things they are capable of. The emergent curriculum develops as children’s interests, thoughts, ideas and feelings begin to emerge. Staff work with the children to provide them with the necessary tools and equipment for them to explore and bring to life their ideas and new concepts. The program is flexible and staff use intentional teaching strategies designed to extend children’s thinking, question their understandings and further develop new concepts.

Relationships with our families are extremely important and parents are welcome and encouraged to become involved in our program. We value your knowledge and expertise as an integral part of our program. It is through the sharing of your skills, understandings and knowledge that we are able to build and develop a high quality program for your child and gain the best possible learning outcomes for each individual.

During the year all observations are sent home to families and there is a space for you to comment and share information with us. These observations are then returned to the kindergarten and recorded into your child’s portfolio. There is also an area on our plan for parents to add ideas, thoughts and or share something special that has happened at home. This is then incorporated into our curriculum through activities, discussions and observation.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Kindergarten

Willaura & District 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

Willaura & District Kindergarten

91 Main Street
Willaura, VIC, 3379

Tel: (03) 4311 1589

Email: willaura@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 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.

Sustainability
 Focus

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

Storypark App
Access

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

Space to 
Explore

Our outdoor and indoor play areas are designed to stimulate imaginations and encourage exploration. Specially created spaces mean that there is plenty of room to move, learn and play!

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

Willaura & District Kindergarten’s enrolment process is managed by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team.

We operate both 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs as a single mixed-age group on the days and times below:

3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten

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

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

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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