Lucas Kindergarten


Located at the corner Coltman Plaza and Eleanor Drive, the state-of-the-art Lucas Kindergarten is part of the Lucas Community Hub and is easily accessible from suburbs in the growth area of Ballarat West.

The kindergarten opened its doors in January 2018, and offers a Funded (four year old) with Bush Kinder ​and a Pre-kinder program. An After Hours Care program is offered after kindergarten sessions. 

Facilities and Services

The Lucas Community Hub and Early Learning Centre includes:

  • Two kindergarten rooms with 66 places
  • Three maternal and child health consulting rooms
  • After Care services for extended hours
  • Consulting rooms for visiting services such as early childhood intervention and family support services
  • Multipurpose community meeting spaces and informal spaces for playgroups, lifelong learning programs and parenting groups​

Enrolments

Enrolments for Lucas Kindergarten are through the City of Ballarat's Central Enrolment Scheme

​New families to Lucas Kindergarten
This is a two step process.

1. Register with the City of Ballarat's Central Enrolment Scheme Link to register.
This step only ​​n​eeds to be completed once. 

2. You will be contacted by either the City of Ballarat or our Kindergarten team, in the year before your child commences kindergarten who will advise you on the next steps to fully complete your enrolment.

​Current Families: ​​with children attending the Kindergarten and continuing in the upcoming year.

Families do not need to re-register if their child is already attending the Kindergarten.

You will be contacted by our Kindergarten team in Mid-May regarding the next steps to fully complete your enrolment.

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

Philosophy

View our Philosophy Statement​

Contact Details

Address
17 Coltman Plaza
Lucas, VIC, 3350
Postal Address
PO Box 321
Ballarat, VIC, 3353
Phone
0491 034 174
Fax
Email

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2019) - Attend one session or both

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,520 per year (5 hour program), $2,520 (10 hours)

Group 2 (2019) - Attend one session or both

Session Times

Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,520 per year (5 hour program), $2,520 (10 hours)

Group 1 (2020) - Attend one session or both

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,540 per year (5 hour program), $3,079 (10 hours) - no fees required until March 2020

Group 2 (2020) - Attend one session or both

Session Times

Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,540 per year (5 hour program), $3,079 (10 hours) - no fees required until March 2020

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2019) including Bush Kinder

Session Times

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

Group 2 (2019)

Session Times

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

Barribin Group including Bush Kinder session (2020)

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 2.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 1.00pm (Bush Kinder session)
Fees: $1,540 per year (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Tulum Group (2020)

Session Times

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

Kadak Group (2020)

Session Times

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

Julie
Hello, I'm Julie and I have the pleasure of being the Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor at the new Lucas Kindergarten.  I am very fortunate to work within a team of talented Early Childhood professionals who strive together to provide a quality program for children and their families.

Since becoming a Kindergarten teacher 27 years ago, I endeavour to model, participate, observe, co-construct, play, communicate, create, scaffold, develop and connect with children, families, co-educators and other professionals to develop relationships that work together to enhance learning. I celebrate the connection between nature and the healthy child.  ​​​​

Cathy
Hello, my name is Cathy and I am the Co-educator with both the 3 year old and 4 year old kindergarten groups at Lucas Kindergarten. This is my 14th year working in Education and Early Childhood, I have worked in a variety of settings from Occasional Care to Outside School Hours Care. I am a strong advocate for play based learning and child directed learning which views children as capable and competent.​​​​

Bek
Hello, my name is Bek and I am a Bachelor qualified teacher. I am the leader of the 3-year-old program and a co-educator of the 4-year-old program at Lucas Kindergarten. I have worked in the Early Childhood industry for over 2 years.

I believe the most important thing is building strong and trusting relationships with children and their families. Parents are the child's first teacher and therefore are a very important part of every child's education in the Early Years. I find seeing the children grow and develop over the year so rewarding.