Early Childhood Centre - Kindergarten


The Caulfield Primary Early Childhood Centre is a not-for-profit centre which offers programs for both 3 and 4 year olds. It is managed by Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) in partnership with our school.
The kinder provides a varied and active play-based program designed to help children grow and develop confidence so that they start school with a positive experience of learning with others and strong relationships with trusted adults.
Teachers provide a planned and developmentally appropriate program based on a child-centred philosophy and the individual needs of the children.The kindergarten is a warm and welcoming place where parents are encouraged to participate as volunteers. Children and their families benefit from being co-located with our Primary School and school-kinder interaction is actively encouraged. The school grounds are enjoyed by all children and their families every afternoon.
 
Our Early Childhood Centre is regulated by the Department of Education and Training who contribute a partial subsidy for each child in the year 4 program. Payment of fees and fundraising contribute the majority of the funds needed to maintain and operate the centre.
 
Session times & fees
Three Year Old Kindergarten Groups
Three Year Old Kindergarten is available on Monday (until 11.45am), and Wednesday and Friday mornings 8.45-12.45pm, offering a choice of 3, 6 or 9 hours each week.

Four Year Old Kindergarten Groups 
The Four Year Old Kindergarten program has 3 groups running at various time during the week and the sessions are 15 hours each week.

Click here for information on the session times and fees.
 
Parental involvement
The kindergarten welcomes families to become actively involved in their children’s kindergarten experience.
Children love to share their kindergarten life with family members and friends and there are a number of ways to become involved in the kindergarten throughout the year.
The kinder and school host a number of combined activities during the year: cake stalls, sausage sizzles, working bees, Open Days and more.  Click here for information on how to be involved.
 
Enrolments
We encourage you to enrol early.
You can contact Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) directly on 1300 323 337 to enrol in the 3 Year Old Program. Alternatively, follow the link below to access the 3 and 4 year old kindergarten enrolment application forms.
Enrolments for the 4 Year Old Program are accepted by Glen Eira Council as soon as your child turns 2. Please note that the school does not handle enrolment or admission inquiries.
Click here for enrolment information.

Please note the kindergarten's entrance is at 724a Glenhuntly Road and the phone number is 9523 1473. There is no access through the school grounds or Prep building.