Wycheproof Preschool
Play Centre

Our Centre

​At Wycheproof Preschool, we believe that children learn by playing.

We offer a supportive, caring and inviting learning environment where families and qualified staff work in partnership to stimulate children’s learning.

We value and respect individuality and recognise the rights of all to feel happy, safe and secure.

Our kindergarten is a place for children to discover and develop who they are as an individual, as a friend and as a member of the group. It is about “being, becoming and belonging”.

We provide a unique indoor/outdoor environment specifically for young children that invites them on a learning journey – and invite our families to share that journey.

The Wycheproof Preschool Play Centre 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

Wycheproof Preschool Play Centre

36 High Steet
Wycheproof, VIC, 3527

Tel: (03) 4311 1591

Email: wycheproof@ykinders.org.au

Victorian Approved Kinder Tick

3 & 4 Year Old
Kinder Program

We offer free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten, with our programs running 15 hours a week.

Group Excursions

Excursions support children to explore and get to know different spaces outside of the immediate world within the centre. We run a variety of excursions and incursions to enhance learning and development.

Kitchen Garden
 Program

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

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!

Outdoor Play
Areas

Our outdoor play areas are designed to encourage learning and exploration in the natural environment and include a sensory path, dry creek bed, mud kitchen, large lawn areas and a fort.

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

The Wycheproof Preschool Play Centre enrolment process is managed by the Y Ballarat’s Early Years Management 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 8.30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 1:30pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1:30pm

For additional support on your child’s enrolment, contact our Y Kinders enrolment team via the methods details below:

  • 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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