A unique approach to early learning and a commitment to excellent outcomes. For every child, every day

Our Early Years Learning Centres

  • McLeans Road Kindergarten

    Reopening 2022

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    151 McLeans Road, VIC, Bundoora, 3083
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  • Wallan East Kindergarten

    03 5783 8700

    Est. 2021

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    52 Newbridge Boulevard , VIC, Wallan East , 3756
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  • Ganbu Gulinj Kindergarten

    03 9407 7200

    Opening in 2021

    Enrolments now open

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    55 Macedon Parade , VIC, Wollert , 3750
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  • Seymour Family and Children's Centre

    (03) 9450 0900

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    29 Stewart Street, VIC, Seymour, 3660
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  • Fairy Hills Kindergarten

    (03) 9499 2936

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    7 Thyer Road , VIC, Ivanhoe, 3079
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  • Korin Korin Child and Family Centre

    (03) 9409 1723

    Est. 2010

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    20 Champions Parade, VIC, Wollert, 3750
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Our Purpose

To empower children and their families to grow and develop positively, from the early years and beyond.

The Kinder Tick

The Kinder Tick

All of our Early Years kinders use the Kinder Tick as we are an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means your child is taking part in an evidence-informed, play-based learning program that meets government guidelines. Research shows the pre-school years are critical when it comes to supporting learning and development — and that the right support at these ages can help benefit children into their school years and beyond.

Our Early Years Model

At Kids First we know that you want to choose the best kindergarten for your child. In order to do that, you need a kindergarten that will tick all the boxes, across your child’s social, emotional, and educational needs.

The problem is most services will cover one, or maybe two of those areas (if you are lucky). And that can leave you feeling a little unsure about the value to your child. Research shows that the first few years are the most critical in a child’s development to set them up for success.

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Our Early Years Model

We understand children and dedicate all our efforts to seeing them thrive. In fact, independent research, the first of its kind in Australia, shows our unique early years model leads to great outcomes for children. Socially and emotionally, as well as supporting their ability to learn.

All our kindergartens are based on our model. Our amazing educators are highly qualified and give each child the time, care, and attention they need. As you can imagine, they put kids first! Rest assured your child will be set up to thrive.

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Early Years Model evaluation

In a partnership commencing in 2021 with Murdoch Children's Research Institute, we will evaluate its effectiveness.

Early Years Model evaluation

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School Readiness

Trauma-Informed Training and Consultancy for Educators

In addition to our own centres, we train early years educators as part of our School Readiness training and consultancy packages. Educators are equipped with the tools they need to support children’s social and emotional needs before they transition to school.

Fairy Hills kindergarten

Fairy Hills kindergarten - reopen date confirmed

It’s clear to see how much the staff care about our kids and the future adults they will grow up to be.”

Caregiver of 2 kids

Korin Korin Child & Family Centre

A look at the numbers

99%
of parents would recommend our kinder to a friend
5/6
Kids said they’re happy to come to kinder every day
129
Average number of drawings your child will bring home each year :)

Kids First Australia, trading name of Children’s Protection Society Inc is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status with the Australian Tax Office 2018 Children’s Protection Society Inc. All rights reserved. – ABN 52 303 567 862