Barbary Crescent Preschool

2 Barbary Crescent, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038

About us

At Barbary Crescent Preschool we strongly believe early experiences lay the foundations for future learning. It is our experience that children are competent thinkers, problem solvers, inquirers, negotiators, inventors and lifelong self-directed learners. Through investigation and play, we nurture children’s unique qualities and give them every opportunity to discover and reach their full potential.

Barbary Crescent Preschool

2 Barbary Crescent, Taylors Lakes VIC 3038
Open Hours
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Wednesday

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Group 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Diana Lambert, the Nominated Supervisor at Barbary Crescent Kindergarten. I bring over 30 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education in varied roles. I lead a skilled team, fostering collaborative discussions on programming and child development, and sharing valuable strategies. I champion universal education access and involve and involving families deeply in their children’s learning journeys. We extend you a warm welcome to our service, where we encourage family and community engagement and emphasise sustainability practices through hands-on learning.

Diana Lambert

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Our families say

My boys attended 3 and 4 year old kindergarten at Barbary Crescent and have accomplished so much from the nurturing and inclusive environment that the preschool teacher and educators provide.

The preschool teacher is experienced and passionate about children and their learning. The program is focused heavily on being child led and they adapt the learning experience based of the child’s interests and needs.

Thank you for all that you have done ❤️

Madeleine Bitsonis

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!

Explore a day in the life

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

Questions about enrolling?

Get in touch and one of our team will help you.

    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.