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Boosting Whittlesea's early childhood education capacity

Boosting Whittlesea's early childhood education capacity

Friday, February 11, 2022

City of Whittlesea parents and carers now have even more early childhood education options to choose from, with Council opening three new and upgraded kindergartens for the start of term 1, 2022.

McLeans Road Kindergarten in Bundoora, Kirrip Kindergarten in Wollert and Eucalyptus Parade Kindergarten in Donnybrook have welcomed over 240 budding learners to the newly opened centres, supporting the increased demand for early childhood education services.

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said that the newest additions to Council’s extensive kindergarten network provide engaging three and four-year-old programs that create a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

“As we welcome a growing number of families to the City of Whittlesea each year, Council is focused on providing local facilities and programs that help children strengthen their physical, social and emotional wellbeing,” Ms Wilson said.

“We’re delighted to provide safe and inclusive spaces for children to build their confidence and gain the skills they need for a smooth transition to primary school.”

Applications are now open for 3-year-old kindergarten in 2023 and 4-year-old kindergarten in 2024. Places are also still available for 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten in 2022.

City of Whittlesea families are invited to explore their local kindergartens at the annual Kindergarten Open Night on 24 February 2022, from 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

The open night is a wonderful opportunity for children, parents, and carers to explore nearby kindergartens, speak to the teachers and discuss the quality programs on offer at kindergartens throughout the City of Whittlesea.

To find a kindergarten near you or to learn more visit, email or phone 9217 2170.

McLeans Road Kindergarten and Kirrip Kindergarten were delivered with the support of the Victorian Government. Eucalyptus Parade Kindergarten was delivered in partnership with the Victorian Government and Hume Anglican Grammar.