Kindergartens

Boy playing with transport toys

Kindergarten programs are designed to improve your child’s development in the following key areas:

  • social skills, like how to play with other children in a calm, sharing and rewarding way
  • self-awareness and respect for others
  • emotional skills, for example understanding their feelings
  • language, literacy and numeracy skills, such as reading stories and counting objects
  • a joy for learning and group activities, such as talking, drawing and making things together with other children their own age
  • ability to make new friends
  • exposure to new ideas and concepts.

Kindergarten also provides families with access to:

  • support and assistance for children with special needs
  • resources and links to community support services.

There is a wide range of kindergarten programs for three and four year olds and and their families across Colac Otway Shire.

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Kindergarten enrolments

Enrolments for Colac East, Winifred Nance & Wydinia Kindergartens are taken by Barwon Child, Youth & Family Services, Bromfield Street Colac. Barwon Child, Youth & Family Services can be contacted on (03) 5231 4740 or visit the Barwon Child, Youth & Family Services website

All other kindergartens in the Colac Otway Shire take their own enrolments and families are advised to contact these kindergartens directly. Please see the table below for details.

  

Contact details for kindergartens in the Colac Otway Shire

 

Kindergarten

Address

Phone

Email

Alvie Kindergarten 

Lake Corangamite Road, Coragulac

5233436

 

alvie.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

Apex Kindergarten

7 Howarth Street, Elliminyt

52314271

 

apex.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

Apollo Bay Preschool

35 McLachlan St, Apollo Bay

52376494

 

apollo.bay.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

Birregurra PreSchool Centre Inc.

95 Main Street, Birregurra

52362096

 

birregurra.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

Colac East Kindergarten

1 Polwarth Street, Colac

 

52312617

 

colac.east.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

Forrest Preschool

10 Grant Street, Forrest

52366540

preschool@forrestps.vic.edu.au

Lavers Hill & District Preschool

P-12 College, 5 College Drive, Great Ocean Road, Lavers Hill

52373229

 

kinder@lavershillp12c.vic.edu.au

 

Millville Childcare Centre

23 Hart Street, Colac

52322550

millvillecc@bigpond.com

 

The Cubby House

91-97 Pound Road, Colac

52314811

thecubbyhouse@internode.on.net 

Winifred Nance Kindergarten

5 Gilmartin Street, Colac

52314749

winifred.nance.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

 

Wydinia Kindergarten

19 Dunoon Street, Colac

52314552

 

wydinia.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au