Some of our services are closed or have different hours on Anzac Day public holiday on Thursday 25 April 2024.

On this page

A kindergarten that celebrates each child for who they are.

Contact details

Address: 39 Brook Street, Hawthorn 3122 

Phone: (03) 9818 5153

Email: [email protected]

Website: West Hawthorn Pre-school website

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 West Hawthorn Preschool

West Hawthorn is a friendly, caring and respected community preschool with programs based on the philosophy that children's work is play. 

This kindergarten strives to ignite joy, curiosity, persistence and resilience in children. It fosters each child’s self-esteem through group and individual experiences and it provides a welcoming and stimulating environment. 

West Hawthorn Preschool embraces diversity, promotes uniqueness and respects children and families from all cultures. 

Learn more about the centre's staff, programs, facilities and philosophies on the West Hawthorn Preschool website.

2024 and provisional 2025 session times

3-year-old kindergarten program

Green Joeys – 18 places

This program offers 12 hours of free kinder per week.

DayFree kinder hours
Tuesday9 am to 3 pm
Friday9 am to 3 pm

Yellow Joeys – 18 places

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

DayFree kinder hoursAdditional hours
Monday9 am to 3 pmnone
Wednesday9 am to 3 pmnone
Thursday9 am to 12 pm12 pm to 3 pm

4-year-old kindergarten program 

Grey Kangaroos – 22 places

This program offers 15 hours of free kinder per week.

DayFree kinder hours
Monday8:30 am to 4 pm
Wednesday8:30 am to 4 pm

Red Kangaroos – 22 places

This program offers 22.5 hours per week, including 15 hours of free kinder per week plus 7 hours 30 minutes of additional hours. Fees apply for the additional hours.

DayFree kinder hoursAdditional hours
Tuesday8:30 am to 4 pmNone
Thursday8:30 am to 4 pmNone
FridayNone8:30 am to 4 pm

2024 fees per term

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

3-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Green Joeys enrolment deposit: $1000 (refundable on commencement)
  • Green Joeys free kinder hours (12 hours per week): Free
  • Yellow Joeys enrolment deposit: $1250 (refundable on commencement)
  • Yellow Joeys free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Yellow Joeys additional hours (3 hours per week): $390 per term

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Enrolment deposit: $1250 (refundable on commencement)
  • Grey Kangaroos free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Grey Kangaroos additional hours (7 hours and 30 minutes per week): $975 per term
  • Red Kangaroos free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free

Rating against the National Quality Standard

Early childhood education and care services are assessed and rated against the Nation 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 West Hawthorn Preschool's rating against the NQS and learn more about the assessment process on the StartingBlocks website.

Note: These details have been provided by West Hawthorn Preschool. For the most up-to-date information, visit the West Hawthorn Preschool website.


Was this page helpful?