Welcome to Beechworth Kindergarten

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians - the Min-Jan-Buttu people - of the land on which we gather, learn and play at Beechworth Kindergarten and pay our respects to leaders past, present and emerging.

About Us

Beechworth Kindergarten is located in the beautiful parks and gardens of the Mayday Hills Complex on Boundary Road, Beechworth. Kindergarten sessions are available during school terms for both 3 year old and 4 year old programs.

Our warm and caring staff welcomes your enquiries and enrolments.

Please phone to arrange a visit 03 5728 1532 or via email at beechworth.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au.

Why families choose Beechworth Kindergarten

  • Our sessional programs:
    4 Year Old Program - 15 hours of fully funded kindergarten, over 3 days.
    3 Year Old Program - 15 hours of fully funded kindergarten, over 3 days (from 2024).
  • Our teaching team: our highly educated and experienced teaching team includes early years teachers and support staff.
  • Our class sizes: our smaller class sizes have a fantastic child/educator ratio. Children are encouraged to build resilience, flexibility and adaptability.
  • Our dedicated teaching and learning program: is based upon the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Framework and ACECQA Guidelines.
  • Our school readiness preparation: our literacy rich, school transition program and relationships with local primary schools, focuses on school readiness to enable children to be active contributors to their learning.
  • Our Bush Kinder program: includes infinite development and learning experiences beyond that of a regular kinder program. Children will head off to school with increased spatial awareness, gross motor skills, confidence, resilience and wondering about the wider world.
  • Our learning spaces: our indoor and outdoor learning spaces are vibrant, spacious and well resourced.
  • Our community: our open and inclusive relationship with families welcomes engagement, social connection and a sense of community for all.

Program Overview

4 year Old Program

We offer 15 hours of fully funded 4 year old kindergarten. Children must turn 4 years of age before the 30th April to attend.

2024 Session Times

Koalas - Monday & Tuesday 9am-3pm, Wednesday 1pm-4pm

Kangaroos - Wednesday 1pm-4pm, Thursday & Friday 9am-3pm

3 year Old Program

We offer 15 hours of fully funded 3 year old kindergarten. Children must turn 3 years of age before the 30th April to attend.

2024 Session Times

Joey’s - Tuesday 9am-3pm, Wednesday 9am-12 noon, Thursday 9am-3pm

Bush Kinder

During term 2 and 3, our 4 year old program incorporates a Bush Kinder session that operates on Wednesdays.

Children have the opportunity to leave the conventional classroom and immerse themselves in the beautiful picturesque surroundings that are Mayday Hills.

Research has shown that benefits of Bush Kinder include:

  • Increased social, physical and language skills.
  • Deeper conceptual understandings and respect for the natural environment.
  • Increased social and imaginative play.
  • More varied risk-taking behaviours and positive dispositions towards risk and challenge.

Enrol Now!

Enrolment Information

2024 enrolments are now open! Please email our enrolments officer for more information beechworth.kin.enrolments@kindergarten.vic.gov.au.

2024 Enrolment Form   2024 Family Information Pack


In 2024, sessional kindergarten services that participate in the Victorian Government’s ‘Free Kinder’ program receive a per child payment to provide a free, 15-hour kindergarten program.

This payment is made in full for Four-Year-Old programs of 15 hours.

This payment is prorated for Three-Year-Old programs of less than 15 hours.


Beechworth Kindergarten does not currently offer additional program hours or wrap-around care beyond the ‘Free Kinder’ program hours. In the event that additional program hours or wrap-around care becomes available at the kinder, these services will attract an additional fee payable by families.

Participation in any additional program hours or wrap-around care would be entirely optional - families can choose to participate in the free program content only.

For further information, visit: https://www.vic.gov.au/sending-child-kinder