Kindergartens in Darebin

Kindergartens operate within long day care (child care) called integrated kindergarten or in stand-alone kindergarten called sessional kindergarten.

Choosing a kindergarten program

Every family is different. This means the kindergarten program you choose should be a good fit with your child and family.

It's a good idea to start looking for a kindergarten program early, as enrolment processes vary across Victoria.

Twilight kindergarten open evenings

Discover your child’s options for 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten at Darebin’s twilight kindergarten open evenings this March.

Local kindergartens will be open for tours between 6pm and 8pm on:

  • Thursday 23 March – kindergartens north of Bell Street
  • Tuesday 28 March – kindergartens south of Bell Street 

Openings for services north of Bell Street

Thursday 23 March – open 6pm to 8pm (last tour at 7.30pm)

Service

Address

Phone

Blake Street Kindergarten

109 Blake Street, Reservoir

03 9478 8037

Darebin Childcare and Kindergarten - Preston

260 Gower Street, Preston

03 9471 3780

Darebin Childcare and Kindergarten - Reservoir

6-8 Kenilworth Street, Reservoir

03 9469 2226

Gellibrand Crescent Kindergarten

26 Gellibrand Crescent, Reservoir

03 9460 5862

Gower Street Kindergarten

146 Gower Street, Preston

03 9478 5374

Happy Hubbub

239A Murray Road Preston

1300 482 282

J.S. Grey Kindergarten

524 Gilbert Rd, Preston West

03 9470 5836

Keon Park Children's Hub

1-7 Dole Avenue, Reservoir

03 9460 6557

Keon Park Kindergarten

75 Arundel Avenue, Reservoir

03 9460 1271

Nara Community Early Learning Centre

77-99 (Rear) St Georges Road Preston

03 9471 9914

Maryborough Avenue Kindergarten

14 Maryborough Avenue, Kingsbury

03 9460 5882

Merrilands Uniting Early Learning

23-25 Ryan Street, Reservoir

1800 183 103

Nido Early School - Coburg North

168-170 Elizabeth Street, Coburg North

03 7038 3526

Oakhill Family Centre

91 North Road, Reservoir

03 9470 1914

Oakhill Kindergarten

12 Acheron Ave, Reservoir

03 9471 8147

Reservoir East Family Centre

15 Gisborne Crescent, Reservoir

03 9450 0900

  •  Please note last tours will be held at 7.30pm.
  •  Children are welcome at the tours, but care is not provided.
  • You can contact services to arrange a day time tour if you are unable to make it to the open evenings. This includes other services across Darebin.

Openings for services south of Bell Street

Tuesday 28 March – open 6pm to 8pm (last tour at 7.30pm)

Service

Address

Phone

Alfred Nuttall Memorial Kindergarten

34 Separation street, Fairfield

03 9489 0262

Annie Dennis Children's Centre

2 Oldis Avenue, Northcote

03 9486 7638

Batman Park Kindergarten

79 Elm Street, Northcote

03 9481 0237

Clyde Street Kindergarten

70 Clyde Street, Thornbury

03 9484 4140

Clifton Street Children’s Centre

55 Clifton Street, Northcote

03 9486 3299

Merri Community Child Care Centre and Kindergarten

313 St Georges Road, Thornbury

03 9416 9227

Perry Street Childcare Centre

129 Perry Street, Fairfield

03 9489 2949

Raleigh St Community Children's Centre

28 Raleigh Street Thornbury

03 9484 2440

Thornbury Kindergarten

8C Newcastle Street, Thornbury

03 9484 1095

Westgarth Kindergarten

557 Clarke Street, Northcote

03 9486 4147

  • Please note last tours will be held at 7.30pm.
  •  Children are welcome at the tours, but care is not provided.
  • You can contact services to arrange a day time tour if you are unable to make it to the open evenings. This includes other services across Darebin.

Early years services in Darebin

Early years services (long day care and kindergarten) in the City of Darebin are managed by a range of providers, these can include:

  • parent committees of management
  • commercial operators
  • early years management organisations

Darebin has an agreement with participating services (long day care and sessional kindergartens) to operate the registration system.

To register your child a service that is not on the Darebin registration system, please contact those services directly.

Integrated kindergarten

This is a government funded kindergarten program operating within a long day care service. Services charge a daily fee and may operate during school holidays.

Contact individual long day care services for more information about their time table and fee schedule.

Sessional kindergarten

This is a government funded kindergarten program operating within the Victorian school term and so kindergartens close during school holidays.

Contact individual kindergartens for more information relating to time table and fee schedules.

More information and support

Kindergarten Registration Team
Phone: 03 8470 8825
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am—5pm
Email: registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebin.vic.gov.au

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