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​​Fees and Benefits 

The provision of kindergarten programs is partly funded by the State Government with the balance of funds required coming from fees paid by parents.

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Old Kindergarten) is not funded by the State Government and is therefore totally reliant on fees paid by parents.

YEY​M sets the​ fees as part of the budgeting process each year. Our Fees Policy is here


Kindergarten Fee Subsidy: Families whose child is attending a Funded Kindergarten Program (4-5 year olds) who are eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy, will not be required to pay fees for this program.

We do not receive any Government funding for Pre-Kinder Programs, so full fees apply to all families.

Our Fees Policy is here.

For children who meet the criteria, the following assistance with fees is available:


Important information for Enrolments managed by Ballarat YMCA

For a list of Kindergartens with Ballarat YMCA Managed Enrolments see here:

It is important to note that where families have received a Fee Agreement Form with their Confirmation of Place letter, both forms must be returned within 14 days in order to secure their child's place. eg.

>  the signed Confirmation of a Place Ietter AND
>  the completed Fee Agreement Form

Payment options:

2018 Enrolments
There are three payment options:

  • Pay the full fee upfront and in advance. In this case, payment will be taken within 7 days of receipt of the Fee Agreement Form. Payment methods are detailed below.
  • Pay fees by Direct Debit over 9 monthly instalments. The first instalment will be deducted in March 2018.
  • Choose Direct Debit with instalments option on the Fee Agreement Form and provide banking details, however, choose to pay the full amount by contacting us before the start of the Kindergarten year. This then cancels out the monthly payment arrangement.


Payment of the full fee upfront

  • Payment by cheque: Families paying by cheque through an upfront payment should make this payable to Ballarat YMCA and attach to their completed Fee Agreement Form and return with signed Confirmation of Place letter​.    
  • By credit card/debit card. Fill in the details on the Fee Agreement Form.

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Inverloch and District Preschool

Inverloch and District Pre-School is located in the beautiful coastal town of Inverloch, in the Bass Coast Shire and services families within Inverloch and the surrounding district.
The Kindergarten has a long history of providing quality programs to the children and families. We are managed by the YMCA of Ballarat Kindergarten Cluster and a voluntary committee. The committee is mainly comprised of parents and families of current children who attend the centre, as well as some community representatives, whose focus is on fundraising for the Pre-School.
We offer sessional kindergarten programs for children, catering for the diverse needs of families. Our kindergarten programs for Three-Year-Old children are two and a half hours per week and our Government funded Four-Year-Old programs provide fifteen hours per week. Our educational programs are play-based and focus on children’s strengths, needs and interests. The learning experiences provided for children are set up in beautiful and inviting ways. Equal importance is placed on both the inside and outside learning environments.
We build strong respectful partnerships with children and families and we have close ties with the local community. We have a strong partnership with the Inverloch Primary School which assists in children’s successful transition to school.
Our friendly educators are passionate about providing high quality programs for children and keeping up to date with current Early Childhood theory and practice. They work within relevant Government requirements, such as the Early Years Learning Framework, the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework and the National Quality Standards.
We also acknowledge that we work on the traditional lands of the Boonwurrung/Bunurong people, of the Kulin nation.
We welcome you to our kindergarten!

Facilities and Services

  • Two kindergarten rooms, with inviting natural play spaces.
  • Recently landscaped gardens with a lot of shaded areas.
  • A fairy garden, wishing well, cubby house, stages, a circular bike track, sandpit, running riverbed, digging patch with a handpump attached to a water tank.
  • A vegetable garden, with compost bin and raised herb planter boxes, to use in our cooking program.



Link to important dates and more enrolment information

Enquiries: Please contact Y Kindergarten Cluster by email at ykcm.enrolments@ymca.org.au
or on 5329 2810.



View our Philosophy


View list of all YKCM Kindergartens

Contact Details

2 Edgar Street
Inverloch, VIC, 3996
Postal Address
PO Box 42
Inverloch, VIC, 3996
(03) 5674 1282

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Koala Group

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Fees: $1,120 (15 hour program)

Echidna Group

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,120 (15 hour program)

Kangaroo Group

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,120 (15 hour program)

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Wombat Group

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 11.30am
Fees: $630 (2.5 hour program)

Possum Group

Session Times

Thursday 9.00am - 11.30am
Fees: $630 (2.5 hour program)

Emu Group

Session Times

Thursday 12.30pm - 3.00pm
Fees: $630 (2.5 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.