Apply now for 2024 Kindergarten

Enquire about 2023 kindergarten

Take a virtual tour around Council-run kindergartens

Click through the below to watch video tours, view facility photos and find out more about each of our kindergarten and pre-schools within the Surf Coast Shire:

Find the nearest funded kindergarten program

To find the nearest funded kindergarten program you can use:

Find a kinder program

Find privately run services in the area on the Child Care Finder Website

Which kindergarten is right for us

There are a number of kindergartens throughout the municipality, both Council-run and private, which offer your child the chance to learn and grow in a safe, happy environment. 

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who turn 3 or 4 years old by 30 April can attend kindergarten for up to 15 hours per week for free. Find out more on the Victorian Government's Education website

Bush and beach kinder information

Bush/Beach Kinder Information(PDF, 3MB) including 'Our Exclusive Sites', 'Our Amazing Programs' and 'Snapshot of the children's learning'

Junk trunk information

Junk Trunk Information(PDF, 1MB) including 'Our Recycle Station', 'The benefits for our kinder programs' and 'Sustainability Leadership'

Kindergarten Incursions and Excursions

Kindergarten Incursions and Excursions(PDF, 2MB) including photos and listing of current incursions and excursions.

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All of our council-run kindergartens are rated 'Exceeding' by the Australian Children's Education & Care quality Authority. They are members of the Sun Smart Early Childhood Program and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.