Y Learn and Swim

Our Centre

Our Early Learning Centre offers free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs for 15 hours a week, commencing in 2024.

Children are able to attend for just the kinder sessions or to stay with us for more learning and fun in our Before and After Kinder Care program.

Registrations are currently being accepted!

Our program is play based and child centred. We use current ideas and experiences initiated by the children in their play and build on this learning in further play development.

Two separate kindergarten rooms open out to a wonderful natural outside play space, with specially designed equipment to encourage discovery, imagination and activity. There is plenty of space to create, investigate and to play collaboratively, across our multi-level playground.

Whether it’s feeling the breeze rush past on the swings, excavating sand, creating imaginary worlds for dinosaurs, experimenting with water flows, dancing on the raised platform or running on lush grass, children will want to do it all! Our new playground has been planned to maximise fun, play and adventure.

Our program embraces the joy of the everyday, of the small successes, of the big milestones and everything in between. Our kindergarten is a great place for growing and developing the skills for learning for life!

Y Learn and Swim’s 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

Y Learn and Swim Kindergarten

40 Water St
Brown Hill, VIC, 3350

Tel: (03) 4320 0850

Email: info@ylearnandswim.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. 


Excursions and incursions are a key part of our curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of their community.

Landscaped Playgound

Nature based play offers wonder and cultivates deep connections with the natural world. Our specially designed play elements encourage creative and imaginative adventures.


Our inclusive curriculum supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative learning. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

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

Y Learn and Swim’s kindergarten enrolment registration process is managed centrally by the City of Ballarat’s Central Kindergarten Registrations and is supported by the Y Kinders’ enrolment team who will assist with any queries relating to your child’s enrolment.

We will operate 4 year old and 3 year old free kindergarten programs groups as mixed age groups on the days and times below:

3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group A (2024)

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

Group B (2024)

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

Group C (2024)

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

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 City of Ballarat’s Central Registration 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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