A kindergarten with a proud tradition in community-based early childhood education.

Contact details

Address: 16A Argyle Rd, Kew, 3101 

Phone: (03) 9817 3624

Email:  [email protected]

Website: JJ McMahon Memorial Kindergarten website

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

About JJ McMahon Memorial Kindergarten

JJ McMahon is a kindergarten that involves families and fosters a strong sense of community.

The kindergarten teaches children through play, drawing on the philosophies of Reggio Emilia, Montessori and Froebel. The facility's lush playground also provides many opportunities for children to engage with the natural world.

The centre takes an inclusive approach, and staff have experience in ensuring all children - including those with allergies or additional needs - can participate in their programs. 

Learn more about the centre's staff, programs, facilities and philosophies on the JJ McMahon Memorial Kindergarten website.

2022 session information

Please refer to the JJ McMahon Memorial Kindergarten. 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

Green – 22 places

This program offers 12 hours of free kinder per week.

Day

Free kinder hours

Tuesday

9 am to 3 pm

Thursday

9 am to 3 pm

Yellow - 22 places

This program offers 12 hours of free kinder per week.

Day

Free kinder hours

Wednesday

9 am to 3 pm

Friday

9 am to 3 pm

4-year-old kindergarten program

Blue - 28 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week and 4 hours and 30 minutes of additional optional hours.

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Monday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm

Thursday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3 pm

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

Red - 28 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week and 7 hours and 30 minutes of additional optional hours.

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Monday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 4 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 4 pm

Friday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 4 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

3-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Yellow free kinder hours (12 hours per week): Free
  • Green free kinder hours (12 hours per week): Free

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Blue free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Blue additional hours (4 hours and 30 minutes per week): $495
  • Red free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Red additional hours (7 hours and 30 minutes per week): $670

Voluntary costs

To be advised

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 JJ McMahon Memorial Kindergarten's rating against the NQS and learn more  about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

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


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