• Nominated Supervisor: Ricci Powell
  • Educational Leader: Sandra Knight


ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:

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

Session Times

2024 Session Times

4 year old Kindergarten – 15 hours per week


Monday: 8.15am – 3.45pm

Friday: 8.15am – 3.45pm


Monday: 8.15am – 3.45pm

Wednesday: 8.15am – 3.45pm


Wednesday: 8.15am – 3.45pm

Friday: 8.15am – 3.45pm

3 year old Kindergarten – 15 hours per week


Tuesday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

Thursday: 8.30am – 4.00pm

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

Welcome to Merriwa Kindergarten, located next door to Kingsville Primary School in Yarraville.

  • We believe that every child matters and every moment matters.
  • We respect the original inhabitants of our land, the Wurundjeri people, and honour and acknowledge them as Australia’s first people.
  • We have high expectations for everyone, viewing children as capable learners, and believe they should be empowered to drive their own learning.
  • We believe all members of the Merriwa community have a responsibility to each other and to our environment – that along with the right to Belong comes the responsibility to treat each other and our environment with respect.
  • We believe that reciprocal partnerships with families are essential, and that collaborating with families provides the best outcomes for children.
  • We believe children have a right to uninterrupted time to experiment, explore and discover; to develop at their own pace. They have a right to ‘be’.
  • We value and celebrate diversity.
  • We believe the environment is the third teacher, and take pride in creating an environment that is aesthetically pleasing and inspires wonder and exploration.
  • We encourage the promotion and use of natural and recycled materials in the environment and program.
  • We believe children learn best when they and their families are respected and their backgrounds embraced – when they have a sense of Belonging.
  • We know that the development of a healthy self-esteem is essential to the development of all areas of learning.
  • We believe intentional teaching is an integral part of the program.
  • We believe that learning is an on-going process for children, parents and educators alike.
  • We believe as educators we should constantly reflect critically on our practice.


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 or 4 year old kindergarten please visit the Maribyrnong City Council website to download an enrolment form.

Specific enquiries can be directed to the Central Registration Officer: