Arnolds Creek Kindergarten

19 Claret Ash Boulevard, Melton VIC 3337

About us

Arnolds Creek Kindergarten is a modern, purpose-built and sustainably designed kindergarten in the growing Melton community. We offer families high quality and inclusive three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that support each child to realise their potential. We have a strong emphasis on a play based emergent curriculum, which fosters investigation, inquiry, exploration, curiosity and creativity. We engage in both intentional and spontaneous teaching and learning opportunities, initiated by educators and children.

Arnolds Creek Kindergarten

19 Claret Ash Boulevard, Melton VIC 3337
Open Hours
8:15 am – 4:00 pm, Monday
8:15 am – 3:45 pm, Tuesday
8:15 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:15 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday
8:15 am – 4:00 pm, Friday

Centre Philosophy

Our kindergarten fosters a warm and nurturing environment that enhances children’s sense of belonging, resilience, and social skills, while making children feel safe and valued. Acknowledging each child’s unique way of learning, our programs support their exploration and experimentation. We are also commited to mental health and this is reinforced by partnerships with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and the BE YOU program.

We embrace the diverse backgrounds of our families, creating a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere. Our community-based approach promotes shared learning and cultural awareness. Sustainability is key in our curriculum, where children engage in eco-friendly practices like recycling and gardening, learning to respect and protect nature.

Our educators continuously strive for excellence in creating a high-quality learning environment that involves and empowers families in the educational process.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Banksia 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
3YO Possum 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
4YO Waratah 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Acacia 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
4YO Callistemon 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Emu 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Multi-age Kookaburra 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Banksia 8:45am – 1.45pm 8:45am – 1.45pm 8:45am – 1.45pm
3YO Possum 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
4YO Waratah 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Acacia 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Emu 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm
4YO Callistemon 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Kookaburra 8:15am – 3:45pm 8:15am – 3:45pm

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Frequently asked questions

Your child will need a backpack or bag, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, a wide-brim sun hat and their favourite toy, which can help them settle in.

Children love community visits. Experiencing different environments and groups of people helps them learn. You’ll get plenty of information in advance and have opportunities to ask questions. The centre will also need your written permission before your child can take part.

Germs spread quickly, and home is the best place when we’re unwell. Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they show any of these symptoms.

• 38C and higher temperature

• Vomiting or diarrhoea

• Rashes that can’t be explained

• Red, swollen and discharging eyes

• Unusually lethargic, irritable or not eating and drinking

When your child is feeling better with no symptoms for 24 hours, they’re welcome to return.

Infectious diseases

If your child has an infectious disease, please keep them at home and let us know straight away. Whatever you tell us is confidential.

See the list of infectious diseases at

If your child becomes unwell while at the centre, teachers will make them comfortable and ask you to pick them up. If you’re not available, they’ll call one of the other contacts listed on your enrolment form.

Whether it’s a one-off issue or requires ongoing care, talk to your teachers if your child is on regular medication or has food allergies or intolerances. The team is there to support your family, and the more you can tell them, the better they can help. They will ask you for information from your doctor about how much your child takes and how often. Also, let the team know when anything changes. They will set up a new plan to support you, including any necessary training.

ECMS is a Child Safe organisation. We rigorously follow the child-safe standards set out by the Victorian Government. These standards guide us to drive a child safe culture, provide appropriate strategies and actions to put the interests of children first, keeping them safe from harm. We are committed to involving families and communities in our efforts to keep children safe.

Engaging in risky play is vital for children’s learning and development. Our teaching teams plan for and support opportunities for children to explore their environment and challenge themselves within play. Navigating risk promotes problem solving, persistence and resilience, and in a safe environment, is lots of fun!

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Immerse yourself into what a day at our service could look like for you and your family.

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    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.