Erica Preschool

Erica Preschool is a remote rural Preschool located at the "Gateway to the Mountain Rivers Region".

Erica Preschool has the luxury of having an enormous 'park-like' playground for our backyard, set on a gentle sloping hillside which gives us views of the farms, bushland and homes surrounding us. We have a strong focus on connecting with nature at our Preschool and our planned program offers weekly "Bush Kinder" sessions.

2020 Enrolments

​Due to low enrolment numbers at the Centre, Erica Preschool will be in recession for 2020.

2021 Enrolments Now Open

Enrolments for 2021- 3 year old and 4 year old programs are currently being taken.

The 2021 proposed program will feature long days and Bush Kinder.

To enrol please go to Baw Baw Shire Council (link) or contact trhe Shire on (03) 5624 2540​​.

Facilities and Services

  • Huge playground with large undercover area for wet weather.
  • Grassy slopes with shady trees and a big shaded sandpit.
  • Boat, cubby and climbing equipment.
  • Vegetable, herb and flower gardens, worm farm.
  • Light, open play room with open access to a very wide range of materials.
  • Co-located with Maternal and Child Health Nurse. 


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Contact Details

School Road
Erica, VIC, 3825
Postal Address
c/o YMCA Ballarat, PO Box 321
Ballarat, VIC, 3353
(03) 4311 1500

3 and 4 Year Old Programs


Session Times

Due to low enrolment numbers at the Centre, Erica Preschool will be in recession for 2020.
Fees: n/a

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.