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.

2022 session information

Please refer to the Craig Family Centre website. For vacancies information, you can contact the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme by emailing [email protected] or calling us on (03) 9278 4444.

2023 provisional session times

3-year-old kindergarten program

Blue - 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week.

Day Free kinder hours
Tuesday 8:30 am to 4 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 4 pm

Yellow - 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week, and 9 hours of additional optional hours.

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Monday

9 am to 2 pm

8:30 am to 9 am

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday

9 am to 2 pm

8:30 am to 9 am

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday

9 am to 2 pm

8:30 am to 9 am

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Please note: additional optional hours are available for the Yellow 3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten program. If your family is enrolled in 2023, please discuss these additional optional hours directly with your kindergarten.

4-year-old kindergarten program

Red - 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week, and 9 hours of additional optional hours.

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Monday

9 am to 2 pm

8:30 am to 9 am

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Wednesday

9 am to 2 pm

8:30 am to 9 am

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday

9 am to 2 pm

8:30 am to 9 am

2 pm to 4:30 pm

Please note: additional optional hours are available for the Red 4-year-old kindergarten program. If your family is enrolled in 2023, please discuss these additional optional hours directly with your kindergarten.

Green - 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week, and 1 hour of additional optional hours.

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Tuesday

8:30 am to 4 pm

4 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday

8:30 am to 4 pm

4 pm to 4:30 pm

Please note: additional optional hours are available for the Red 4-year-old kindergarten program. If your family is enrolled in 2023, please discuss these additional optional hours directly with your kindergarten.

Fees - per term 2023

The Victorian Government Free Kinder initiative is available at this kindergarten. Concession rates are not applicable.

3-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Blue (15 hours per week): Free

3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Yellow (15 hours per week): Free
  • Additional hours (9 hours): $22 per hour

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Red (15 hours per week): Free
  • Additional hours (9 hours): $22 per hour

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Green (15 hours per week): Free
  • Additional hours (1 hour per week): $16 per hour
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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