Jack and Jill Kindergarten

At Jack and Jill Kindergarten our aim is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where all children and their families can come and feel safe and respected. At Jack and Jill relationships are at the heart of our kindergarten. We aim to develop positive and respectful relationships with each one of our families and create a strong partnership that allows your child to thrive during their year of kindergarten.

The kindergarten program is designed around the National and Victorian Educational Frameworks and Guidelines. It is a play based emergent curriculum that is open and flexible and designed so that it supports each child's individual developmental and scaffolds upon their existing knowledge, developing important social, emotional and cognitive skills to prepare children for a more formal setting at school.

Facilities and Services


Download: Enrolment Form
Please download and complete the enrolment form and return to: 
YMCA Early Years Management, PO Box 321, Ballarat, Vic 3353 or via email: yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au.

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
or on (03) 4311 1500.


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Contact Details

19 Robsons Lane
Ararat, VIC, 3377
Postal Address
19 Robsons Lane
Ararat, VIC, 3377
(03) 5352 2673

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.