An iconic play-based, family-friendly community kindergarten.

Contact details

Address: 169 Rathmines Road
Hawthorn East 3123 

Phone: (03) 9882 5908

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.caraarmstrongkindergarten.org.au

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 Cara Armstrong Kindergarten

A kindergarten with a beautiful outdoor area for an indoor/outdoor program that provides for exploration, experimentation and the development of social skills. 

Children are respected and valued as contributors to their own learning through a child-centred program involving practical play-based experiences that help foster a sense of wonder.

Learn more about the centre's staff, programs, facilities and philosophies on their website.

Selection criteria variation

Cara Armstrong has a Parent Participation Policy that affects the selection criteria. If you have served on the Committee within the past 5 years please complete the relevant section on the enrolment application. Contact the Cara Armstrong Enrolment Officer for more information.

Session times 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program

Bumblebees - 22 places - 10 hours, 30 mins per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Wednesday

8:30am

3:15pm

6 hrs 45 mins

Friday

8:30am

12:15pm

3 hrs 45 mins

Note: An extended hours session is available on Friday afternoons for an additional 3 hours, changing the pick-up time to 3:15pm.

4-year-old kindergarten program

Grasshoppers - 22 places - 17 hours, 15 minutes per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

8:30am

12:15pm

3 hrs 45 mins

Tuesday

8:30am

3:15pm

6 hrs 45 mins

Thursday

8:30am

3:15pm

6 hrs 45 mins

Note: An extended hours session is available on Monday afternoons for an additional 3 hours, changing the pick-up time to 3:15pm.

Provisional session times 2023

3-year-old kindergarten program

Bumblebees – 22 places – 13 hours, 30 mins per week

Day Start time Finish time Session length
Wednesday 8:30am 3:15pm 6 hrs 45 mins
Friday 8:30am 3:15pm 6 hrs 45 mins

4-year-old kindergarten program

Grasshoppers – 22 places – 17 hours, 15 minutes per week

Day Start time Finish time Session length
Monday 8:30am 12:15pm 3 hrs 45 mins
Tuesday 8:30am 3:15pm 6 hrs 45 mins
Thursday 8:30am 3:15pm 6 hrs 45 mins

Note: An extended hours session is available on Monday afternoons for an additional 3 hours, changing the pick-up time to 3:15pm.

Fees – per term 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Bumblebees (10 hours 30 minutes per week): $1000
  • Extended hours session (3 hours per week): $360

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Grasshoppers (17 hours 15 minutes per week): $1200
  • Extended hours session (3 hours per week): $360

Conditions

Term fees include:

  • All program costs
  • Incursions
  • Excursions

Additional costs

Working bee levy: $250 per year - refundable against term 4 fees after participating in a working bee or equivalent.

Concessions

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.
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.

Learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

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


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