Norwood Preschool

Providing children with opportunities to explore, imagine, play and discover their world!

We provide high quality 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten to the children of the Ringwood community. Our programs are delivered by nurturing and qualified educators in a bright and welcoming playroom, and spacious outdoor environment.

The programs are play-based to allow the children to explore and experiment within our safe, educational environment. We believe children are active learners, they are naturally curious and gain confidence as they explore. Therefore, our program focuses on the individual interests and strengths of each child, whilst ensuring they meet their developmental goals.

Exceeding Standards
Norwood 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 their work.

Facilities and Services

    We value the outdoor environment and believe children benefit from experiencing seasonal changes, opportunities for physical development and time to play outside. We focus on keeping our staff and children safe in the sun and being sunsmart.

    We connect with our local community. We have regular incursions with visitors from the wider community, with topics including dental, responsible vets, drama, science, library, cultural learning, dance, Australian indigenous learning, sport and more.

    At Norwood Preschool, we promote healthy eating. We teach our children about the importance of healthy foods and incorporate cooking into our program. Our children are also involved with our veggie patch.

    We focus on exploring different cultures and traditions from around the world. We are proud to provide a multicultural curriculum, teaching about diversity and understanding. This includes celebrating a variety of cultural events throughout the year.


Applications for 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten are through MIKA's Central Enrolment Scheme (Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association) – see here.

Contact Details

18 Notlen St
Ringwood, VIC, 3134
Postal Address
18 Notlen St
Ringwood, VIC, 3134
0460 444 938

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Possum Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.15am - 12.15pm
Friday 9.15am - 12.15pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Kangaroos Group (2021)

Session Times

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

Koalas Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm
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.