Ararat North Kindergarten

Ararat North Kindergarten - "The caring kinder"

During the first five years of a child's life the development and learning process is crucial.

Therefore, kindergarten is of vital importance as it provides the child with new skills, knowledge and experiences from which they can develop into a unique, individual person, capable of functioning in and responding to the world around them.

  • We are committed to high quality, stimulating, developmentally appropriate, and inclusive care and education for young children.
  • We believe an important aspect of any program is the establishment and maintenance of a partnership with parents, based on mutual respect.
  • We recognise the significance of culture, customs, language and beliefs, and respect these when implementing the program.
  • A spirit of warmth, encouragement, and respect for and consideration of others characterises the implementation of the program.

Take a Virtual Tour of our Kindergarten


Facilities and Services

  • Smiles for Miles Program
  • Playground with cubby, sandpit, bikes
  • Excursions


For families new in 2020 (child attending this year) 
Download: Enrolment Form
Please download and complete the enrolment form and return to: 
YMCA Early Years Management, PO Box 321, Ballarat, Vic 3353 or via email:

2021 Enrolments
All families are required to enrol for places in both the 3 year old and 4 year old programs for 2021. Even if your child is currently in the 3 year old program you will need to complete the online enrolment form. This is due to the inclusion of the funded 3 year old progarm at our kindergarten.

Link to important dates and more information.

Enquiries: Please contact the YMCA Early Years Management team by email at or on (03) 4311 1500.


View our Philosophy


View list of all YEYM Kindergartens

Contact Details

66 Blake Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377
Postal Address
66 Blake Street
Ararat, VIC, 3377
(03) 4311 1563

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,600 (15 hour program)

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2020) with 4 year old program

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $800 (5 hour program)

Our staff are enthusiastic, committed and passionate about the education and care of children. Our recruitment process ensures that all staff are not only suitably qualified but aspire to the YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility.  
We have an Educational Leader supported by a team comprised of Bachelor, Diploma and/or Certificate 3 Qualified Staff. We also have a team of Early Childhood Advisors who actively support the staff in our kindergartens.