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.

50 Years of Early Years Education

In 2019, we celebrated 50 years in our current location. In order to establish the Preschool, families in our community raised money through fundraising activities for 3 years, and with the help of the Woorayl Shire, our current buildings were officially opening on 20th May 1969.  

We are managed by YMCA Early Years Management. The YMCA and Educators are supported in our community by a Parent Advisory Group comprised of parents and family members of current children who attend the centre. The Parent Advisory Group's main focus is fundraising for our 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 three 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 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.


Open Day 2019

Monday 3rd June, 2019
4.30pm - 5.30pm 

An additional Open Day will be held later in the year.

​Enrolments

Link to important dates and more information

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
or on 5329 2810.

​Philosophy

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Contact Details

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

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Echidna Group (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Kangaroo Group (2019)

Session Times

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

Koala Group (2019)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Koala Group (2020)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Kangaroo Group (2020)

Session Times

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

Echidna Group (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Wombat Group (2019)

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Fees: $840 (3 hour program)

Possum Group (2019)

Session Times

Thursday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Fees: $840 (3 hour program)

Possum Group (2020)

Session Times

Thursday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Fees: $850 (3 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Wombat Group (2020)

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Fees: $850 (3 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.