A warm and friendly community-managed kindergarten with a strong focus on family.

Contact details

Address: 48A Alfred Road, Glen Iris 3146

Phone: (03) 9889 4038

Email: [email protected]

Website: Alfred Road Kindergarten website

Visit the kindergarten: Visit our Open days for kindergartens page for information about the annual open day in May, or contact the kindergarten to arrange a time to visit.

About Alfred Road Kindergarten (ARK)

A positive, playful and nurturing environment where children learn, grow and have fun.

The program focuses on play-based learning. Children engage in music, movement, art, cooking and gardening in secure indoor and outdoor spaces. Alfred Road also participates in the Victorian Government Early Childhood Language Program and offers a Chinese (Mandarin) language program at no extra cost. You can learn more about this program on the Victorian Government website.

Learn more about the centre's programs, facilities and philosophies on the Alfred Road Kindergarten website.

Session times 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program

Wombats – 22 places – 8 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Tuesday

9:15am

1:15pm

4 hours

Friday

9:15am

1:15pm

4 hours

4-year-old kindergarten program 

Koalas – 30 places – 15 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

9:15am

3pm

5 hours 45 minutes

Wednesday

9:15am

12:45pm

3 hours 30 minutes

Thursday

9:15am

3pm

5 hours 45 minutes

Note: An extended hours session (Kookaburras) is available for up to 22 children on Wednesday from 1:30pm to 4pm. Koala group children enrolled in this session attend the centre from 9:15am to 4pm on Wednesdays. An additional fee applies.

Provisional session times 2023

3-year-old kindergarten program

Wombats – 20 places – 12 hours per week

Day Start time Finish time Session length
Tuesday 9am 3pm 6 hours
Friday 9pm 3pm 6 hours

4-year-old kindergarten program

Koalas – 22 places – 21 hours per week

Day Start time Finish time Session length
Monday 9am 4pm 7 hours
Wednesday 9am 4pm 7 hours
Thursday 9am 4pm 7 hours

Extended hours will not be offered in 2023.

Fees

Per term 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program (8 hours per week): $400

4-year-old kindergarten program (15 hours per week): $620

Extended hours care (2 hours 30 minutes) Wednesdays 1:30pm to 4pm: $240

Per term 2023

3-year-old kindergarten program (12 hours per week): $750

4-year-old kindergarten program (21 hours per week): $1200

Conditions

Term fees include:

  • all program costs
  • a sunhat
  • incursions.

Fees must be paid in advance to secure your child's placement at Alfred Road and are subject to change.

Additional costs

Maintenance levy: $50 per term – this fee may be refunded after participating in working bees or joining the kindergarten committee.

Concessions 2022

 A Victorian Government subsidy is available for eligible families that reduces the fee per term to:

  • $0 for 3-year-old kindergarten
  • $0 for 4-year old kindergarten.

Concessions 2023

A Victorian Government subsidy is available for eligible families that reduces the fee per term to:

$0 for 3-year-old kindergarten
$600 for 4-year old kindergarten.

Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme

Ready to enrol?

You can preference up to 5 kinders in your application.

Rating against the National Quality Standard

Early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard (NQS) to:

  • promote continuous improvement in the provision of quality education and care
  • improve knowledge and access to information about the quality of services to help families make informed decisions about their child’s education and care.

See Alfred Road Kindergarten's rating against the NQS and learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

Note: These details have been provided by Alfred Road Kindergarten in partnership with the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES). For the most up-to-date information, visit the Alfred Road Kindergarten website.


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