An iconic play-based, family-friendly community kindergarten.
Address: 169 Rathmines Road, Hawthorn East 3123
Phone: (03) 9882 5908
Email: [email protected]
Website: Cara Armstrong Kindergarten website-external site
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 the Cara Armstrong Kindergarten website-external site.
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.
2023 session times
3-year-old kindergarten program
Bumblebees – 22 places
This program offers 13 hours and 30 minutes of free kinder per week.
|Day||Free kinder hours|
|Wednesday||8:30 am to 3:15 pm|
|Friday||8:30 am to 3:15 pm|
4-year-old kindergarten program
Grasshoppers – 22 places
This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week, and 5 hours and 15 minutes of additional optional hours.
|Day||Free kinder hours||Additional hours|
|Monday||8:30 am to 1:30 pm||1:30 pm to 3:15 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am to 1:30 pm||1:30 pm to 3:15 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am to 1:30 pm||1:30 pm to 3:15 pm|
Fees per term
The Victorian Government Free Kinder initiative is available at this kindergarten. Concession rates are not applicable.
3-year-old kindergarten program:
- Bumblebees free kinder hours (13 hours 30 minutes per week): Free
4-year-old kindergarten program:
- Grasshoppers free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
- Grasshoppers additional hours (5 hours 15 minutes per week): $650
Rating against the National Quality Standard
Early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the National Quality Standard (NQS)-external site 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-external site.
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-external site.