Birchip Early Learning Centre

​Birchip Early Learning Centre is situated in the small Mallee town of Birchip, in North Western Victoria. 

We are a small 18 placement centre running a welcoming and inclusive play based program.

Each child’s development and knowledge is enhanced through interactions and play, both as individuals and in groups.

We have strong relationships with the various communities within our town and the surrounding area and a close working relationship with our local P-12 School. Monthly visits to our local library and excursions into the community are a regular part of our Pre School program.

We are pleased to be able to offer the new 15 hour funded 3 Year Old Program in 2020.​

We are supported by the YEYM, as well as our Parent Advisory Group, who play a vital and enthusiastic role in the day to day running of our Kindergarten.

Facilities and Services

  • Multicultural inclusive service.
  • Indoor area is flexible, adjusting to the children’s needs and interests.
  • Permanent playground equipment such as swings, climbing apparatus, designated sand pit and digging patches.
    Availability of lots of loose parts eg planks, tyres, tubes, containers, materials etc to enhance children’s play and learning.
  • Opportunities to learn about our natural environment  eg growing of plants, flowers, herbs and vegetables.
  • Close relationships with our community through excursions and incursions.
  • Close relationship with our local library and school through regular visits during the year.

Open Day

​Please contact the Kindergarten to arrange a tour of our centre.


Link to important dates and more information

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at 
or on 4311 1500.


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Contact Details

43-47 Campbell Street
Birchip, VIC, 3483
Postal Address
PO Box 157
Birchip, VIC, 3483
4311 1505

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1 (2021)

Session Times

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

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1 (2021) with 4 Year Old session

Session Times

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

Janine Paley

Hi, I'm Janine and I have worked in Children's Services for twenty two years. I am currently at the Birchip and District Pre School as an assistant and have been in this role for just over four years. I am married with four children and I believe in enhancing individuality in each child so they can express themselves freely.   

I love working here as it is welcoming and promotes natural resources and a great respect for the environment.