Free Kindergarten at Y Kinders

All of our Y Kinders offer free 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs.  All 4 year-old programs run for 15 hours a week at our services.

Research shows that two years of high-quality learning experiences before school are better than one. Participating in kindergarten at these vital ages can improve a child’s learning and development, emotional wellbeing, and impact their longer-term educational and social outcomes and life experience. 

The Victorian government provides free kindergarten for 15 hours a week for each child, in the year before school.

For more information about free kindergarten in other languages see here.


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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