East Ivanhoe Preschool

Through play-based experiences, we help children learn and thrive.

Children learn best at Kindergarten through hands-on experiences, within a play based program, that is inspiring, dynamic and fun.  At East Ivanhoe Preschool, we are committed to providing this in our 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. 

Our playroom is filled with natural light, order and beauty. You will notice as you visit East Ivanhoe Preschool that each play space is free from clutter, and every material provided for the children is considered for its purpose. As the year progresses every corner is ever-evolving to encourage children to delve deeper and deeper into their interests.

Our yard is double story and has wide array of mature trees, beautiful ferns, and plants of different varieties and textures. Our yard also has vegetable patches, places to dig in the dirt, sandpits, and places to climb and run.

We have a strong belief in teaching the arts, with an art program taught by an artist running once a week. This program acknowledges the experiences, skills, passions and gifts of our children.

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Our room speaks to the outdoor environment favouring neutral tones, fabrics and wood. From any area of the playroom, the children can look out to the greenery of the yard. Our yard is double story and has wide array of trees, beautiful ferns and plants of different varieties and textures.

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The 4 year old groups have an art program once a week. The program is driven by the children's interests and ideas. This promotes creative capacity, creative thinking and problem solving. We aim to increase engagement with the arts, while providing a sense of social inclusion and feeling of ownership.

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East Ivanhoe Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards, demonstrating our commitment to children and their families. We are committed to providing a high quality, play-based program to all children and families at our service.

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We provide a rich and imaginative, educational curriculum, including visual and performing arts. We focus on music and movement, where children can freely express themselves, develop, and learn in a fun way. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

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With vegetable patches, places to dig in the dirt, sandpits and places to climb and run, our outdoor environment is well accessed. 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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Our Philosophy

Our statement of philosophy reflects the principles of the national law, the Early Years learning frameworks (VEYLDS and EYLF) and the National Quality Standards (NQS).  

This document outlines the actions and beliefs that underpin all decisions, policies and daily practises of the educators and co-educators at East Ivanhoe Preschool. It reflects a shared understanding of the role of this service in relation to children, families and the wider community.

We recognise that families are children’s first and most influential teachers and we respect their input and participation in all aspects of our educational program.  

Together we can foster strong self-esteem and confidence that will enable children to fully enjoy their time at Kindergarten and life beyond it.

At East Ivanhoe Kindergarten

  • We provide a physical and emotional environment for children that is safe and nurturing and fosters a feeling of community and belonging
  • We support children become flexible learners, thinkers, problem-solvers and risk-takers.
  • We encourage tolerance, caring and confidence in forming positive connections with others.
  • We help children appreciate and respect the complexity, fragility and beauty of our environment.
  • We continually develop our professional knowledge and skills to enable us to provide the best possible learning and development opportunities to all children.
  • We value and respect each staff member’s individuality, experience, skills and knowledge.
  • We encourage and value parent involvement in all aspects of the program.


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 Green Group

8:30am – 11:00am Mondays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Wednesdays

3 Year Old Yellow Group

2:00pm – 4:30pm Wednesdays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Fridays

3 Year Old Orange Group

8:30am – 11:00am Mondays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Fridays

4 Year Old Red Group

11:30am – 4:30pm Mondays

8:30am – 1:30pm Wednesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays

4 Year Old Blue Group

8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesdays

8:30am – 4:00pm Thursdays

3 year old kinder: $515.00 per term

4 year old kinder: $585.00 per term


Central Enrolment Scheme for 4 year old registrations only.

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All 3 year old registrations are facilitated by the bestchance Central Enrolments Team:

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Email: enrolments@bestchance.org.au

Phone: 1300 224 644