Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten

Celebrating learning, play, community and connections!

We are a dedicated, nurturing community kindergarten that has been part of the Ashwood area for more than 45 years.

We provide a warm and encouraging environment for our children to learn, develop and interact. Since our inception in the 1960s, we have kept the same ideals of family, community and putting children first, something that has enabled our kindergarten to grow and thrive throughout the years.

At Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten (AMK) we provide both three and four-year-old sessional programs and we are proud of our reputation for preparing our little ones for their journey into primary school. Our focus isn’t just on the children attending the kindergarten, but also on their families and friends. It takes a village to raise a child, and the families who are part of the Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten village are part of our village for life.

Exceeding Standards
Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards, demonstrating our commitment to children and their families.

Facilities and Services

  • ​DIVERSE CURRICULUM
    Our curriculum supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical, technological and creative learning. We also celebrate multiculturalism and include a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

  • COMMUNITY EXCURSIONS
    Excursions are a key part of Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten’s curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of a community.

  • SUNSMART KINDERGARTEN
    At Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore, we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

  • NATURAL SURROUNDINGS
    Our natural surroundings give children a wonderful focal point for their play and learning. They can float boats in the creek, collect leaves, pick flowers to arrange in their sandpit cooking, explore hidden gardens and much more.

Enrolments

Enrolments for 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten are through the City of Monash Central Enrolment Scheme – see here.




Contact Details

Address
7A Arthur St
Ashwood, VIC, 3147
Postal Address
7A Arthur St
Ashwood, VIC, 3147
Phone
(03) 9807 5264
Fax
Email

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Green Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 11.00am
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Orange Group (2021)

Session Times

Thursday 8.30am - 11.00am
Friday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Yellow Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Friday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Blue Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Purple Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday 11.30am - 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

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.