Brookside Preschool

17 Federation Way, Caroline Springs VIC 3023

About us

At Brookside Preschool we believe children develop best when they feel safe and secure within their physical environment. To achieve this, the adults caring for children need to be nurturing and responsive to individual needs.

We view children as strong, capable, competent and curious. Children bring with them experiences, theories, knowledge and skills and questions that need answering.

Our curriculum is purposeful, authentic and flexible. At Brookside Preschool your child will learn through a variety of teaching strategies. Our experienced and passionate educators are intentional in scaffold learning, modelling skills and behaviours, co-constructing to build knowledge and understandings, questioning and actively encourage problem-solving. Children are offered long periods of uninterrupted play that moves between indoors and outdoors to allow for deep learning.

Brookside Preschool

17 Federation Way, Caroline Springs VIC 3023
Open Hours
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Friday

Centre Philosophy

At Brookside Preschool, we are committed to respecting and valuing children’s rights, uniqueness, and contribution to the world around them. We embrace cultural diversity, value families, and respect communities. Our curriculum centres around acknowledging Australia’s first people; we are active, lifelong learners in this space. As a team of professionals, we prioritise reflection and support for each other while valuing interactions between educators and children as an essential part of learning and development. Finally, we are committed to actively embracing sustainability practices and view education as a collaborative partnership.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Blue 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Red 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Green 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Red 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational G1 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational G2 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Blue Rotational G3 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Jasmin Graff, the Nominate Supervisor at Brookside Preschool, bringing 20 years across diverse roles in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy supporting families, children, and educators while working hands-on in my role. My philosophy is to foster a safe, nurturing environment where every child feels valued and empowered to learn through play and exploration. Our service, like a close-knit family, prioritises family involvement and values the unique contributions of each educator to enrich the children’s journey. We welcome you to join our service and can’t wait to meet you.

Jasmin Graff

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

Giving 5 stars!rnI can see my daughter learning a lot at this place as she is always doing learning activities, and the great educators are caring. Brookside preschool, you’re doing a really good job! Thanks.

Jagjit Singh

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.