Talbot Kindergarten

Our goal at kindergarten is to learn through play. We promote a child initiated, child directed, and adult supported play based program.
Children learn many things that may not be immediately obvious. These things include problem solving, reasoning, negotiating, language, physical skills and imagination. We value the process of learning as much as the product. The interactions they experience and the support they receive as 4-5 years olds contribute to confidence as they move towards their prep year.
Our Kinder supports the development of broad lifelong skills in children, including:

  • positive self-concept
  • independent thought
  • self-motivation
  • positive attitude towards learning
  • the ability to cope with change

We strongly believe in introducing ALL children to technology in many different ways during their play. We are lucky to be able to offer the children ipads, ipods and IT accessories to explore their world under guidance and to find answers to their many and varied questions. Children are encouraged to be inquisitive and ask questions about how things work, cultures or interest topics.

Facilities and Services

  • Small rural Kindergarten located in quiet township of Talbot.
  • Strong community ties.
  • Great transition program to the local primary school.​

2020 ​Enrolments - Kindergarten Tours

To arrange to view the Kindergarten and have a tour, please contact the Kindergarten.​


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.


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Contact Details

Fiffe Street
Talbot, VIC, 3371
Postal Address
PO Box 23
Talbot, VIC, 3371
(03) 5463 2598
(03) 5463 2598

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Little Learners - with Funded Group (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 11.30am (with Funded Group)
Fees: $630 (3 hour program - no fees required until March 2019)

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2019)

Session Times

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

Our staff are selected for their caring and compassionate nature as much as for their qualifications and experience. We have an "open door" policy which means we will listen to you at all times, and we welcome and value your input.  
Shelley Ham (Educational Leader) Margaret Thomson (Assistant Educator)  
We are friendly and fun. We believe in providing the highest quality of care by creating an environment that is nurturing and inclusive.   Our experience helps us understand each child’s needs so we can approach with sensitivity in a gentle and considerate way. We are both committed to our own personal and professional development and  regularly evaluate our practices to offer the children an up to date education.