Wonthaggi Drysdale Street Kindergarten

​Our beautiful, bright kindergarten, co-located with Wonthaggi Primary School, offers an inviting environment for young learners within our community. Built in 2008, the centre opens the door to a fresh start in early education with its natural outdoor haven and its welcoming play spaces that cater to the needs of active children whilst also providing special places for solace and serenity.

Our educators are truly passionate about the vital role they play in the lives of every child. They strive to create a warm and welcoming environment, collaborating with families in sharing the vision of having happy, healthy children with an enthusiastic disposition for learning... and a sense of enjoyment and wonder in being involved in LIFE!

Our team of carers look forward to building relationships with each and every family, believing that the experience of kindergarten will lay positive foundations for the years of education ahead.

Every child enters the kinder environment with an enormous capacity for learning. Our programs, underpinned by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, provide an abundance of opportunities, woven together to create a colourful tapestry, rich in purpose and meaning.

Throughout the kindergarten year, every child will explore, experiment, discover and gain essential skills that will pave the way for the wonderful journey of life! Through their connection with our community, the children celebrate diversity, grow in their respect for themselves and others, gain confidence and skill, experience a sense of belonging within a group and begin to understand the value of relationships and the need to live harmoniously with one another.  

Through our integrated approach to learning,  the children piece together the great puzzle of life and share in the once-in-a-life-time joys of kindergarten.

Facilities and Services

  • Newly built kindergarten with modern fixtures and zoned areas for different play activities.
  • Well designed playground featuring a cubby house, climbing structures, swings, slide and a large sandpit.
  • Vegetable garden and a dry river bed with bridge.
  • Shaded verandah area which is perfect for activities and for having lunch outside.


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.​


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Contact Details

27 Drysdale Street
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995
Postal Address
PO Box 151
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995
(03) 5672 1547

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Yellow Cockatoo Group (2021)

Session Times

Monday 8.45am - 4.15pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.15pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

Blue Wren Group (2021)

Session Times

Tuesday 12.15pm - 3.15pm
Wednesday 9.15am - 3.15pm
Thursday 9.15am - 3.15pm
Fees: Contact us for more information.

3 Year Old Kindergarten

Group 1

Session Times

Tuesday 8.45am - 11.45am
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.