News from Y Kinders

East Ivanhoe Preschool looks to the future with new centre

February 24, 2022 Facility Upgrades

The Y Ballarat is excited to announce that we have been awarded the ongoing contract to provide kindergarten programs for the soon to be re-built East Ivanhoe Preschool.

Catering for the growing community in the area, the purpose-built $2.5M double unit kindergarten is scheduled to be open in time for the 2024 kindergarten year. The new centre will provide additional space for the expanding 3 year old program and includes state of the art features designed especially for early education.

While the build is undertaken in 2023, East Ivanhoe Preschool’s high quality 3 and 4 year old programs will be offered from a temporary home in the newly opened Bellfield Community Hub, located in Perkins Avenue, Bellfield. East Ivanhoe Preschool will be based at the Hub, and will operate alongside existing residents, Audrey Brooks Memorial Preschool.

The Preschool and Y Kinders, along with Banyule Council will continue to keep families enrolled at the centre and the community up to date with the latest developments and progress of the exciting new facility.

Enrolments for 2023 at East Ivanhoe Preschool will open on 1st March 2022.

To find out more about the Preschool see here or to commence the enrolment process, please register with the Banyule Council from the 1st March here.


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