Willow Grove Kindergarten

​Willow Grove Kindergarten is located in a small rural town close to the beautiful Blue Rock Lake. The Kindergarten is located at the back of the local hall.

We provide a warm and caring environment where children feel safe and secure. Our program respects the rights of all children regardless of background, gender, behaviour, race or ability.

We provide a welcoming environment for families and encourage them to participate in our program. Children’s individual needs are respected and supported. Our program is guided by the National Quality Framework, the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework - Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication. We believe each child has the right to have a sense of being, belonging and becoming within our centre, as also outlined in the Framework.

For Belonging:  we offer the children a centre that they feel a part of.

Of Being:  we celebrate here and now and encourage relationships with others and engaging in life and play.

In Becoming:  we are learning and growing. We provide the children with a play based and child centred environment where they will thrive and learn.

Facilities and Services

  • Large bright indoor space.
  • Beautiful outdoor area shaded by deciduous trees which also then allow for light in winter.
  • Sandpit covered by large shade sail.
  • A variety of climbing equipment including swings.
  • Cubby house and spaces for children to create their own dramatic play areas.
  • Large open grassed area where children can run, play games and use for ball play.
  • Vegetable gardens, herb garden and flower beds for chldren to grow and care for their own vegetables and flowers.
  • Dry creeek bed.
  • Bicycle path.
  • We have input from many local services such as: CFA, Police, the local primary school, Maternal and Child Health, the Library Bus.

Open Day 2019

Thursday 23rd May, 2019
1.00pm - 3.00pm


Enrolments

Through the Baw Baw Shire Council (link) phone 5624 2540

Link to important dates and more information

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
or on 5329 2800.​

 

Philosophy

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Contact Details

Address
Main Road
Willow Grove, VIC, 3823
Postal Address
Main Road
Willow Grove, VIC, 3823
Phone
(03) 5635 2412
Fax
(03) 5635 2147
Email

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Possums (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.45am - 11.15am
Fees: $683 (2.5 hour program)

Group 2 (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 12.15pm - 2.45pm
Fees: $683 (2.5 hour program)

Possums (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.45am - 11.15am
Fees: $584 (2.5 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Group 2 (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 12.15pm - 2.45pm
Fees: $584 (2.5 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Kangaroos (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.45am - 2.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 11.45am
Thursday 8.45am - 2.45pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Kangaroos (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.45am - 2.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 11.45am
Thursday 8.45am - 2.45pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 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.