Donald Kindergarten

​Donald Kindergarten aims to provide a stimulating learning environment for children, and seeks to work with the children, their families and the wider community to achieve this every year. We adapt to cater for the differing needs of children in each group. Our Kindergarten is committed to supporting the ongoing development of children by creating a fun, play-based and stimulating environment.

Our caring staff observe and interact with children in a variety of planned and spontaneous experiences to discover and highlight the learning that is taking place. We value our Kindergarten families and encourage your input, in any form, into the program. Through the program, we are meeting the learning outcomes in Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

We are pleased to be able to offer the new 15 hour funded 3 Year Old Program in 2020.

A great place for children to sense belonging, recognise their being and encourage their becoming!

Facilities and Services

  • A welcoming light-filled kindergarten room with much to inspire.
  • Natural outdoor play spaces including an undercover sandpit, wood based playground and hut.
  • ​A safe enclosed, green and shady garden with established trees and hardy natives.
  • Terrific support of a small rural community.

Open D​​ay 2019

Thursday 20th June, 2019
4.00pm - 5.30pm

Enrolments

Link to important dates and more information

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
or on 4311 1500.​

Philosophy

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Contact Details

Address
10 Houston Street
Donald, VIC, 3480
Postal Address
PO Box 145
Donald, VIC, 3480
Phone
(03) 5497 1465
Fax
(03) 5497 1465
Email

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Group 1 - with Funded Group (2019)

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Fees: $788 (3 hour program)

Group 1 - with Funded Group (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Group 1 (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

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.