Eltham Preschool

Providing high-quality Kindergarten to the Eltham community for over 60 years!

We have been providing 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten to the children of the Eltham community for 60 years. Our programs are delivered by nurturing and qualified educators in a bright, welcoming and inspiring playroom, and two beautiful outdoor play areas.

Our programs balance a warm sense of community, joyful learning, independent thinking and creativity in a sustainable, natural environment.

Our playgrounds are large and leafy with lots of shade, providing numerous areas for your child to explore, discover and be creative. Special features include a bike track, a large covered sandpit with deck, a bridge and river (fed by our own tank water) and our ever popular fire engine.

Exceeding Standards
Eltham Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards. Our experienced, qualified and skilled educators strive for excellence and continually seek to improve in all aspects of our work.

Facilities and Services

    We value the outdoor environment and believe that children benefit from experiencing seasonal changes, opportunities for physical development and play in a garden. We are conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun and are official participants in the SunSmart program.

    Excursions, incursions and community interaction are a regular part of the program at Eltham Preschool. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of a community.

    Children in the 4 year old program attend Bush Kinder each week, at a nature site in our local community. Whatever the weather, children spend periods of unstructured time playing, exploring and learning. Bush Kinder recognises the place the bush has in Australia and the significance of the land in aboriginal culture.

    We are proud to provide a multicultural curriculum, which includes celebrating a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year. Families are welcomed and encouraged to share their values, skills and traditions to enrich our children’s learning.


3 Year Old Kindergarten

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 yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au or on 4311 1500.

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Enrolments for 4 Year Old Kindergarten are through the Shire of Nillumbik's Central Registrations - see here. For 4 Year Old Enrolment enquiries contact the Council at preschool@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or on 9433 3161.

Contact Details

907 Main Rd
Eltham, VIC, 3095
Postal Address
907 Main Rd
Eltham, VIC, 3095
(03) 9439 2889

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Yellow Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 9.15am - 12.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 12.15pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Green Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 2.30pm
Friday 9.15am - 12.15pm
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.