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.

2022 session information

Please refer to the West Hawthorn Preschool 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

Green Joeys – 18 places

This program offers 12 hours of free kinder per week.

Day

Free kinder hours

Tuesday 9 am to 3 pm

Friday

9 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. 

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Monday 9 am to 3 pm none

Wednesday

9 am to 3 pm

none

Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 12 pm to 3 pm
Please note: additional optional hours are available for the Yellow Joeys 3-year-old kindergarten program. For 2023 enrolled families, please discuss these additional optional hours directly with your kindergarten.

4-year-old kindergarten program

Grey Kangaroos – 22 places

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

Day

Free kinder hours

Additional hours

Monday

8:30 am to 4 pm

none

Wednesday

8:30 am to 4 pm

none

Friday none 8:30 am to 4 pm
Please note: additional optional hours are available for the Grey Kangaroos 4-year-old kindergarten program. For 2023 enrolled families, please discuss these additional optional hours directly with your kindergarten.

Red Kangaroos – 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

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:

  • Green Joeys free kinder hours (12 hours per week): Free
  • Yellow Joeys free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free 
  • Yellow Joeys additional hours (3 hours per week): $315 per term

4-year-old kindergarten program:

  • Grey Kangaroos free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
  • Grey Kangaroos additional hours (7 hours and 30 minutes per week): $788 per term
  • Red Kangaroos free kinder hours (15 hours per week): Free
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 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 in partnership with the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolment Scheme (BKCES). For the most up-to-date information, visit the West Hawthorn Preschool website.


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