Croydon Gums Kindergarten

​Through play-based experiences, we help children learn and thrive!

At Croydon Gums Kindergarten, we run 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. Our programs are play-based, through play, children explore, discover and learn about themselves and their world around them.

Our Educators identify the strengths and interests of the children and design the environment and activities around them. We use open-ended materials that enable children to use their imagination in creating their own learning and discovery.

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

 


Facilities and Services


  • DIVERSE CURRICULUM
    We foster a strong music and movement program where children can freely express themselves, develop and learn in a fun and unintimidating way. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

  • COMMUNITY EXCURSIONS
    Excursions are a key part of Croydon Gums 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 Croydon Gums Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

  • SCHOOL READINESS PROGRAM
    We run a program to help children cope with this exciting and challenging period of change. Partnering with the local primary school, the children have the opportunity to visit and interact with students.


Enrolments

Applications for 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten are through MIKA's Central Enrolment Scheme (Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association) – see here.




Contact Details

Address
22 Frederick St
Croydon, VIC, 3136
Postal Address
22 Frederick St
Croydon, VIC, 3136
Phone
(03) 9725 0498
Fax
Email

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Blue Group (Rotational) 2021

Session Times

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

Orange Group (Rotational) 2021

Session Times

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

Purple Group (Rotational) 2021

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Yellow Group (Rotational) 2021

Session Times

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

Red Group (Rotational) 2021

Session Times

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

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Green Group (2021)

Session Times

Wednesday 8.30am - 11.30am
Thursday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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.