Willow Grove

Our Centre

​Willow Grove Kindergarten is located in a small rural town close to the beautiful Blue Rock Lake. The Kindergarten is located at the back of the local hall.

We provide a warm and caring environment where children feel safe and secure. Our program respects the rights of all children regardless of background, gender, behaviour, race or ability.

We provide a welcoming environment for families and encourage them to participate in our program. Children’s individual needs are respected and supported. Our program is guided by the National Quality Framework, the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework – Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication.

We believe each child has the right to have a sense of being, belonging and becoming within our centre, as also outlined in the Framework.

Willow Grove 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

Willow Grove Kindergarten

8 Main Road
Willow Grove, VIC, 3823

Tel: (03) 4311 1590

Email: willowgr@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.


A key part of our curriculum, excursions allow children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of their community. Close links with many local services include the CFA, Police and Library Bus.

Kitchen Garden

Our Kindergarten has its own flower, vegetable and herb gardens. Children grow and care for plants and flowers and harvest healthy fresh food.

Space to

We have bright indoor and beautiful outdoor shaded play spaces, including a dry creek bed, bicycle path and cubby houses. There is plenty of room to move and explore!

Storypark App

Storypark connects our educators with parents, 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

Willow Grove Kindergarten’s enrolment registration process is managed centrally by the Baw Baw Shire 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 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
Tuesday 8.45am – 1.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am – 1.45pm
Thursday 8.45am – 1.45pm

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 Baw Baw Shire’s Central Applications 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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