Lower Plenty Kindergarten

​Lower Plenty Kindergarten is a place for children to learn, laugh and grow!

At Lower Plenty Kindergarten, we believe that children learn best through play, discovery and being actively involved in their learning. We proudly create a learning environment that is welcoming, safe, fun and is in harmony with the natural environment.

Offering play-based 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs, at Lower Plenty your child will learn, play, explore and have fun. Our Kindergarten is family-centred and focuses on the connections that children have with their family and community. We work in partnership with parents to help create the right learning environment for your child.

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

Facilities and Services

  • Diverse Curriculum
    Our curriculum celebrates multiculturalism and includes a variety of cultural events throughout the year. We celebrate diversity of culture, abilities, ideas and interests.

  • Kitchen Garden Program
    We are members of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. The program introduces food education to children, in order to form positive food habits for life.

  • Sunsmart Kindergarten
    At Lower Plenty, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

  • Smiles for Miles Program
    We are a Smiles for Miles Kinder, a dental accreditation with Banyule Community Health. We embrace a healthy eating philosophy and embed good health and dental hygiene in our program.


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

34 Glenauburn Rd
Lower Plenty, VIC,
Postal Address
34 Glenauburn Rd
Lower Plenty, VIC, 3093
(03) 9434 6490

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Yellow Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Orange Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 2.00pm
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.