East Ivanhoe Preschool

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

Children learn best at Kindergarten through hands-on experiences, within a play based program, that is inspiring, dynamic and fun.  At East Ivanhoe Preschool, we are committed to providing this in our 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. 

Our playroom is filled with natural light, order and beauty. You will notice as you visit East Ivanhoe Preschool that each play space is free from clutter, and every material provided for the children is considered for its purpose. As the year progresses every corner is ever-evolving to encourage children to delve deeper and deeper into their interests.

Our yard is double story and has wide array of mature trees, beautiful ferns, and plants of different varieties and textures. Our yard also has vegetable patches, places to dig in the dirt, sandpits, and places to climb and run.

We have a strong belief in teaching the arts, with an art program taught by an artist running once a week. This program acknowledges the experiences, skills, passions and gifts of our children.

Exceeding Standards
East Ivanhoe Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards, demonstrating our commitment to children and their families. We are committed to providing a high quality, play-based program to all children and families at our service.

Facilities and Services

  • Natural Environment
    Our room speaks to the outdoor environment favouring neutral tones, fabrics and wood. From any area of the playroom, the children can look out to the greenery of the yard. Our yard is double story and has wide array of trees, beautiful ferns and plants of different varieties and textures.

  • Weekly Art Program
    The 4 year old groups have an art program once a week. The program is driven by the children's interests and ideas. This promotes creative capacity, creative thinking and problem solving. We aim to increase engagement with the arts, while providing a sense of social inclusion and feeling of ownership.

  • Multicultural Curriculum
    We provide a rich and imaginative, educational curriculum, including visual and performing arts. We focus on music and movement, where children can freely express themselves, develop, and learn in a fun way. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

  • Sunsmart Preschool
    With vegetable patches, places to dig in the dirt, sandpits and places to climb and run, our outdoor environment is well accessed. We are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

Enrolments

3 Year Old Kindergarten (2021 - enrolments for this year)

Enrolments for the 3 Year Old program can be made online via this website:  Link to important dates and more information.

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at ballarat.earlyyears@ymca.org.au or on 4311 1500.


3 Year Old Kindergarten (2022 - enrolments for next year)

Enrolments for 3 Year Old Kindergarten for 2022 are through Banyule City Council - see here.


4 Year Old Kindergarten (2021 and 2022)

Enrolments for 4 Year Old Kindergarten are through Banyule City Council - see here.

For 4 Year Old Kindergarten enrolment enquiries contact the Council on 9490 4222 or at kindergartens@banyule.vic.gov.au.



Contact Details

Address
1 King St
Ivanhoe East, VIC, 3079
Postal Address
1 King St
Ivanhoe East, VIC, 3079
Phone
(03) 9499 6493
Fax
Email

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Green Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 11.00am
Wednesday 2.00pm - 4.30pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Orange Group (2021)

Session Times

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

Yellow Group (2021)

Session Times

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

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Red Group (2021)

Session Times

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

Blue Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 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.