A community-focused centre with playgroups, occasional care and kindergarten programs.

Contact details

Address: 7 Samarinda Ave, Ashburton 3147 

Phone: (03) 9885 7789

Email:  [email protected]

Website:  Craig Family Centre website

Visit the kindergarten: You can 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.

The Craig Family Centre is also running regular tours each Wednesday at 2pm, however these are limited to 4 families per tour. You can find out the availability of these tours and book your place by calling the centre on (03) 9885 7789.

About Craig Family Centre

This kindergarten embraces a diverse, inclusive community in a supportive and welcoming environment set in a bush setting and modern facility.

Children are encouraged to develop their individuality against a backdrop of educational opportunities that foster a love of learning and fun whilst developing foundations skills that will equip them in the future stages of life.

We offer occasional care and extended hours along with the child care subsidy where applicable.

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

Session times 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program

22 places – 13 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

8:30am

3pm

6.5 hours

Wednesday

8:30am

3pm

6.5 hours

Extended hours are available on Thursdays from 8:30am to 3pm for an additional charge.

4-year-old kindergarten program

24 places – 19.5 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

8:30am

3pm

6.5 hours

Wednesday

8:30am

3pm

6.5 hours

Friday

8:30am

3pm

6.5 hours

Provisional session times 2023

3-year-old kindergarten program

Blue - 22 places - 16 hours per week

Day Start time Finish time Session length
Tuesday 8:30am 4:30pm 8 hrs
Thursday 8:30am 4:30pm

8 hrs

Yellow - 22 places - 18 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

9am

3pm

6 hours

Wednesday

9am

3pm

6 hours

Friday

9am

3pm

6 hours

Subject to availability families can enrol to do additional days in the other group and will be charged a daily rate.

4-year-old kindergarten program

Green - 26 places - 16 hours per week

Day Start time Finish time Session length
Tuesday 8:30am 4:30pm 8 hrs
Thursday 8:30am 4:30pm 8 hrs

Red - 26 places - 18 hours per week

Day

Start time

Finish time

Session length

Monday

9am

3pm

6 hours

Wednesday

9am

3pm

6 hours

Friday

9am

3pm

6 hours

Subject to availability families can enrol to do additional days in the other group and will be charged a daily rate.

 

Fees

Per term 2022

3-year-old kindergarten program (13 hours per week):

  • Per term $1,222
  • Extended hours sessions: $611(6.5 hours per week)

4-year-old kindergarten program (19.5 hours per week):

  • Per term: $1,170

Conditions

Term fees include:

  • all program costs
  • fundraising levy.

Additional costs

Centre Membership: $25 per year – included in first term fees.

Working bee levy: $100 per year – refunded on participation in Centre activities or as a member of the Committee of Management.

Concessions

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.

You can find out more about this subsidy on the Victorian Government website.

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 the Craig Family Centre's rating against the NQS and learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

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


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