Clayton Community Centre Kindergarten

9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton 3168

Each day at Clayton Community Centre offers a world of new experiences!

We create a warm and welcoming environment for children and families. We believe that the early years are a pivotal time in children’s lives, and that kindergarten is an important and meaningful place of learning for them.

At Clayton Community Centre Kindergarten, our educators know that the best way for children to learn is through play-based curriculum and independent inquiry. Children are guided through new activities and adventures, focusing on the rich multicultural community of our wonderful families. Our program works in partnership with the children and their families to create a space that fosters learning and friendship.

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We have large indoor and outdoor play spaces so there is plenty of room to move and explore. Our rich learning environment supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical, technological and creative learning.

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quality standards

Clayton Community Centre Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards, demonstrating our commitment to our children and their families.

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Our curriculum includes exploration of the local community. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and interact with new experiences and people.

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At Clayton Community Centre Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

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We enjoy a richly diverse, multicultural community which is reflected in our curriculum. We teach children to value and respect other cultures and help them develop a better understanding of the world around them.

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Our Philosophy

  • We believe that children learn best when they are active in their own learning, and that play is the natural vehicle for this to happen in early childhood. We create a rich and engaging learning environment, in which children are encouraged to learn through direct experience, creating, inquiry and through interaction with each other.
  • We have a richly diverse, multicultural community, within which all children, families and staff are valued and respected as they share their heritage, experiences and contributions.
  • We believe in working closely with parents and families, building strong partnerships in which we can cooperate to achieve the best learning and developmental outcomes for each child.
  • We encourage children to develop and express their connection to the other communities which form part of their lives: their family and cultural communities, the Clayton Community Centre, and the broader community within which we live.
  • As a staff group, we believe in working collaboratively with one another, and with other early childhood professionals. Our program is guided by the Australian and Victorian Early Years Learning Frameworks, and we are committed to an ongoing process of professional development which involves reflection, evaluation, responsiveness to change, and continual learning.

Key Information

Term 1: 28th January – 27th March

Term 2: 14th April – 26th June

Term 3: 13th July – 18th September

Term 4: 5th October – 18th December

3 Year Old Yellow Group

2:00pm – 4:30pm Thursdays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Fridays

3 Year Old Purple Group

8:30am – 11:00am Tuesdays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Fridays

3 Year Old Orange Group

8:30am – 11:00am Tuesdays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Thursdays

4 Year Old Green Group

8:30am – 4:00pm Mondays

8:30am – 4:00pm Wednesdays

4 Year Old Red Group

11:30am – 4:30pm Tuesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Thursdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays

3 year old kinder: $455.00 per term

4 year old kinder: $475.00 per term


Enrolment to Clayton Community Centre Kindergarten is processed through the Monash Council.

Central Enrolment Scheme for both 3 & 4 year old Kindergarten registrations:

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Phone: 9518 3555

To contact the Kindergarten directly, call 03 8782 4702