Dunolly Kindergarten

Dunolly Kindergarten is an early childhood community for creative and independent thinkers and an exciting place where children can explore the rich possibilities of childhood. We have a genuine vision for early childhood education with a clear philosophy which underpins our pedagogy and practice. 

Our vision is to be true to our philosophy and to be dedicated to our children, families and the community. To be able to inspire, create, explore and foster a love of learning through our play based curriculum. 

We are dedicated to co-constructing play spaces that include natural elements and materials which allow for open ended exploration. We are passionate about seeing all children as competent, capable, creative, respectful and inclusive learners. 

Dunolly Kindergarten's philosophy is continually evolving to reflect the needs of our children, families and our community and to being a contemporary leader in early childhood education in Central Victoria.

Facilities and Services

  • Expansive outdoor play area.
  • Several raised vegetable garden wicking beds - which are very water efficient.
  • Many different types of fruit trees and an indigenous food forest.
  • Hen house and worm farm.
  • Large indoor play area.
  • ‘Bush alcove’ featuring an Australian bushland mural
  • Bush Kinder program.

Enrolments

2020 Enrolments (this year): Enrolments are via this website -  link to more information.

2021 Enrolments: Registrations are taken through Central Goldfields Shire Council. 2021 enrolment registration information is here

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

Philosophy

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Contact Details

Address
Maude Street
Dunolly, VIC, 3472
Postal Address
PO Box 105
Dunolly, VIC, 3472
Phone
(03) 5468 1334
Fax
(03) 5468 1009
Email

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2020)

Session Times

Monday 8.45am - 1.45pm
Tuesday 8.45am - 1.45pm
Thursday 8.45am - 1.45pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2020) - attend one session or both

Session Times

Tuesday 8.45am - 1.45pm (with funded group)
Fees: $990 (5 hour program) $1,980 (10 hour program)

Group 2 (2020) - attend one session or both

Session Times

Thursday 8.45am - 1.45pm (with funded group)
Fees: $990 (5 hour program) $1,980 (10 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.