Wonthaggi Drysdale Street

Our Centre

Drysdale Street Kindergarten is co-located with Wonthaggi Primary School and offers a beautiful, bright and inviting environment for young learners within the community. The facility was built in 2008 and provides fresh opportunities in early education with its natural outdoor haven and its welcoming play spaces that cater to the needs of active children, whilst also providing special places for solace and serenity.

Our team of educators are truly passionate about the vital role they play in the lives of every child. They strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, collaborating with families in sharing the vision of having happy, healthy children with an enthusiastic disposition for learning, and a sense of enjoyment and wonder.

Throughout the kindergarten year, every child will explore, experiment, discover and gain essential skills that will pave the way for the wonderful journey of life. Through their connection with our community, the children will celebrate diversity, grow in their respect for themselves and others and gain confidence and skills.

Open Day

Thursday 16 May, 2024
4.30pm – 5.30pm

Drysdale Street, Wonthaggi 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

Wonthaggi Drysdale Street Kindergarten

27 Drysdale Street
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995

Tel: (03) 4311 1510

Email: drysdalest@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. Multiple groups offer families the choice to choose a group that works best.

Community Excursions

Excursions support children to explore and get to know different spaces outside of their immediate world within the centre.

Kinder Vegetable

Our Kinder has its own vegetable garden that we use for growing, harvesting and cooking healthy food.

Storypark App

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

Outdoor Play

Our outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration in the natural environment and include a cubby house, sandpit, riverbed and climbing structures.

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

Wonthaggi Drysdale Street Kindergarten’s enrolment process is managed centrally by the Bass Coast Shire Council and is supported by the Y Kinders enrolment team who will provide information and support for any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

We operate multiple groups of free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten on the days and times below:

3 Year Old Kindergarten 

Group 1 (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 1.30pm

Group 2 (2024)

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

Group 3 (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Thursday 8.30am – 1.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm

Group 4 (2024)

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten 

Yellow Cockatoo Group (2024)

Day Time
Monday 8.45am – 4.15pm
Friday 8.45am – 4.15pm

Blue Wren Group (2024)

Day Time
Tuesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am – 2.00pm

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 commence the enrolment process, please register with the Bass Coast Shire 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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