• Nominated Supervisor: Cathy McKinnon
  • Educational Leader: Cathy McKinnon


ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:

QA1: Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2: Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3: Physical environment – Exceeding NQS
QA4: Staffing arrangements – Exceeding NQS
QA5: Relationships with children – Exceeding NQS
QA6: Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
QA7: Leadership and service management – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating: Exceeding NQS

Session Times

2024 Session Times

4 year old kindergarten - 15 hours per week


Monday: 12.45pm - 4.45pm

Wednesday: 8.15am -1.45pm

Friday: 8.15am - 1.45pm


Monday: 8.15am - 12.15pm

Tuesday: 8.15am - 1.45pm

Thursday: 11.15am - 4.45pm

3 year old kindergarten – 7.5 hours per week


Tuesday: 2.15pm - 4.45pm

Wednesday: 2.15pm - 4.45pm

Thursday: 8.15am - 10.45am

Term Fees

2024 Term Fees

3 and 4 year old kindergarten is fully funded in 2024. There are no out of pocket costs to parents.


Centre Philosophy

Albanvale Kindergarten acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people who are part of the Kulin nation.

Here at Albanvale Kindergarten, the kindergarten year is seen as an essential part of a child’s early development and learning. We provide meaningful programming guided by The Early Years Framework “Belonging, Being and Becoming”. The framework consists of 5 outcomes; Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication which are designed to promote and acknowledge the ongoing learning for individual children.

The children have opportunities to develop skills, knowledge and an understanding of their world through self initiated and open ended play experiences. Children are encouraged to extend their individual interests through play, to become active learners using their own ideas to build on their skills and to engage in positive interactions with others. Our program offers intentional teaching through planned and purposeful experiences to extend children’s learning and understanding of different concepts and ideas.

We believe that all children have the right to develop and succeed at their own pace. We encourage children to be inquisitive learners, to confidently attempt new experiences, learn from past experiences, problem solve and be creative thinkers. The skills that they learn at kindergarten will form the basis for future learning which they will continue to build on throughout their lives.

We as educators work in partnership with families and the wider community to ensure that the learning environment reflects children’s individual needs and their families, including children with additional needs. We acknowledge and embrace the cultural diversity of the children and their families which is also reflected in the program.

The program is documented through our Program Plans and visual display of The Learning Journey. Ongoing observations are recorded for each child and displayed in their individual Learning Stories and observational records.


3YO & 4YO Registration

To be eligible for 3-year-old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before the 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To be eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten a child must turn four years of age on or before the 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in 3 year old or 4 year old kindergarten, please contact Brimbank City Council below: