Lucas Kindergarten

Located at the corner Coltman Plaza and Eleanor Drive, the state-of-the-art Lucas Kindergarten is part of the Lucas Community Hub and is easily accessible from suburbs in the growth area of Ballarat West. 

The kindergarten offers a Funded (four year old) and a Pre-kinder program.

Facilities and Services

Our permanent location at the Lucas Community Hub and Early Learning Centre includes:

  • Two kindergarten rooms with 66 places
  • Three maternal and child health consulting rooms
  • Consulting rooms for visiting services such as early childhood intervention and family support services
  • Multipurpose community meeting spaces and informal spaces for playgroups, lifelong learning programs and parenting groups​

​Open Day

Friday 21st May, 2021
3.00pm - 5.00pm


Enrolments for Lucas Kindergarten are through the City of Ballarat's Central Enrolment Scheme

​New families to Lucas Kindergarten
This is a two step process.

1. Register with the City of Ballarat's Central Enrolment Scheme Link to register.
This step only ​​n​eeds to be completed once. 

2. You will be contacted by either the City of Ballarat or our Kindergarten team, in the year before your child commences kindergarten who will advise you on the next steps to fully complete your enrolment.

​Current Families: ​​with children attending the Kindergarten and continuing in the upcoming year.

Families do not need to re-register if their child is already attending the Kindergarten.

You will be contacted by our Kindergarten team in Mid-May regarding the next steps to fully complete your enrolment.

Enquiries: Please contact Y Early Years 
by email at 
or on 4311 1500.


View our Philosophy Statement​

Contact Details

17 Coltman Plaza
Lucas, VIC, 3350
Postal Address
PO Box 4044
Ballarat, VIC, 3350
(03) 4311 1559

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Barribin Group including Bush Kinder session (2021)

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 2.30pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 1.00pm (Bush Kinder session)
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Tulum Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Kadak Group (2021)

Session Times

Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Dijrrm Group (2021)

Session Times

Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Kunawarra Group (2021)

Session Times

Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Hello, I'm Julie and I have the pleasure of being the Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor at the new Lucas Kindergarten.  I am very fortunate to work within a team of talented Early Childhood professionals who strive together to provide a quality program for children and their families.

Since becoming a Kindergarten teacher 27 years ago, I endeavour to model, participate, observe, co-construct, play, communicate, create, scaffold, develop and connect with children, families, co-educators and other professionals to develop relationships that work together to enhance learning. I celebrate the connection between nature and the healthy child.  ​​​​

Hello, my name is Cathy and I am the Co-educator with both the 3 year old and 4 year old kindergarten groups at Lucas Kindergarten. This is my 14th year working in Education and Early Childhood, I have worked in a variety of settings from Occasional Care to Outside School Hours Care. I am a strong advocate for play based learning and child directed learning which views children as capable and competent.​​​​

Hello, my name is Bek and I am a Bachelor qualified teacher. I am the leader of the 3-year-old program and a co-educator of the 4-year-old program at Lucas Kindergarten. I have worked in the Early Childhood industry for over 2 years.

I believe the most important thing is building strong and trusting relationships with children and their families. Parents are the child's first teacher and therefore are a very important part of every child's education in the Early Years. I find seeing the children grow and develop over the year so rewarding.