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Contact Details

60A Bishop Street
Yarraville VIC 3013

Phone: 9314 2265
Email: merriwa.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Ricci Powell

Educational Leader:  Sandra Knight

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
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 

2023 Session Times

4 year old Kindergarten – 15 hours per week

4YO Group A
Monday:  8.15am – 3.45pm
Friday:  8.15am – 3.45pm

4YO Group B
Monday:  8.15am – 3.45pm
Wednesday:  8.15am – 3.45pm

4YO Group C
Wednesday:  8.15am – 3.45pm
Friday:  8.15am – 3.45pm

3 year old Kindergarten – 10 hours per week

Tuesday:  8.30pm – 1.30pm
Thursday:  8.30am – 1.30pm

2023 Term Fees

4 year old kindergarten – FREE
3 year old kindergarten – FREE

Centre Philosophy

Welcome to Merriwa Kindergarten. We are 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.  We view 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 four 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 4 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to: