Geelong West Kindergarten

Where your child’s love for life, learning and discovery is encouraged, nurtured and intrinsically instilled.

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Our programs

Our play-based programs lay the foundations for each child to develop into socially competent and dynamic learners who will have positive attitudes to learning, and become flexible and high level thinkers equipped with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of a learner in the 21st century.

3 year old kinder (Pre-Kinder)

At Geelong West Kindergarten, we offer small 3 year old kindergarten classes ranging between 5 and 14.5 hours per week. All classes are led by a university qualified early childhood teacher and are fully subsided by the Vic Government.

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4 year old kinder

Geelong West Kinder offers three kindergarten programs. All three programs offer 15 hours of funded kindergarten per week and are run with a university qualified early childhood teacher & diploma/cert III trained co-workers.

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Established in 1922 we’re Geelong’s oldest kindergarten

The decision for the building of a Free Kindergarten to cater for the needs of Geelong West residents came about in 1921 when Messrs Hitchcock, Lewis, Shore and Wighton purchased four blocks of land in O’Connell Street for 173 pounds.

While there are still children actively learning through play in the original playroom, currently the Butterfly Room, there are also additional rooms after extensions in the 1980s and an expansion of the Rainbow Room in 2013.

We were thrilled to celebrate our 100 year anniversary in 2022.


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Latest kinder news & events

We are hiring!

We are seeking an Early Childhood Educator to join two of our 4 year old kinder groups across 4 days […]

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An Evening with Ellie

An evening with Ellie Hutcheon, a Psychologist from the School Readiness Team at Barwon Health speaking on the topic of […]

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The 2024 Timetable is out now!

Kinder is a first taste of formal education and we want to set children up to feel like learning is […]

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