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.
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
- NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
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.
- COMMUNITY EXCURSIONS
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.
- BUSH KINDER PROGRAM
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.
- DIVERSE CURRICULUM
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.