An independent, community-owned and managed, heritage listed kindergarten set in large grounds.

Contact details

Address: 2A Minona Street, Hawthorn 3122

Phone: (03) 9818 1063

Email: [email protected]

Website: Robert Cochrane Kindergarten website

Visit the kindergarten: Visit our How to choose page for information about the annual open day in May, or contact the kindergarten to arrange a time to visit.

Robert Cochrane Kindergarten logo with a drawing of three happy kids

About Robert Cochrane Kindergarten 

Robert Cochrane Kindergarten is a community run kindergarten, with over 100 years of history, located in the heart of Hawthorn.

The kindergarten runs exciting play-based sessions for 3 and 4-year-old groups, within beautifully maintained grounds. Experienced and highly regarded educators run a program with a strong sustainability and community emphasis, where parents and families within the kinder community are actively involved.

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

2022 session information

Please refer to the Robert Cochran Kindergarten 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

Koalas - 20 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

Possums - 20 places

This program offers 12 hours of free kinder per week.

Day

Free kinder hours

Monday

9 am to 3 pm

Wednesday

9 am to 3 pm

4-year-old kindergarten program

Emus - 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week, and 3 hours of additional optional hours.

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Tuesday

9 am to 2 pm

2 pm to 3 pm

Thursday

9 am to 2 pm

2 pm to 3 pm

Friday

9 am to 2 pm

2 pm to 3 pm

Wombats - 22 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 3:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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:

  • Koalas free kinder hours (12 hours per week): Free
  • Possums free kinder hours (12 hours per week): Free

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Emus free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Emus additional hours (3 hours per week): $410

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Wombats free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Wombats additional hours (4 hours and 30 minutes per week): $615

Voluntary costs

  • 3-year-old: $850 per annum
  • 4-year-old: $880 per annum
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 Robert Cochrane Kindergarten's rating against the NQS and learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

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


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