Kealba Kindergarten

24 McShane Drive, Kealba VIC 3021

About us

At Kealba Kindergarten we provide a safe and secure environment where children can express themselves and enjoy kindergarten. We offer three and four-year-old programs to support young children and their families. Our professional and passionate educators ensure children develop in a warm, happy, safe and caring environment that caters for their needs. Our learning programs provide children with the opportunity to grow and develop through play – the way children learn best. Play-based learning encourages and stimulates children’s social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

Kealba Kindergarten

24 McShane Drive, Kealba VIC 3021
Open Hours
8:00am – 3:00pm, Monday – Wedesday 8:00am – 4:30pm, Thursday – Friday

Centre Philosophy

At Kealba Kindergarten, we acknowledge and appreciate the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we teach, learn, and play. We recognise their cultural heritage, wisdom, and ongoing contributions to our community, fostering a spirit of mutual understanding and shared learning.

We create a warm and nurturing environment that encourages problem-solving, exploration, and experimentation while instilling a sense of responsibility towards nature.

We value flexibility and individualisation, allowing us to cater to each child’s distinct needs and interests. We emphasise fostering a strong partnership with parents and families, recognising them as vital contributors to their children’s education. We are dedicated to maintaining a child-safe environment, prioritising the well-being and protection of every child under our care.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Sessions 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
Multi-age Sessions 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age 5H Sessions 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
Multi-age 7.5H Sessions 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Sarah-Beth Duke, the Nominated Supervisor at Kealba Kindergarten. With a rich background as an Early Childhood Teacher, Curriculum Facilitator, and Sustainability Coach, I prioritise relationships with families and my team. I believe in appreciating the environment around us, embracing different cultures, and respecting indigenous histories and perspectives. We have strong ties with our community and embrace sustainability initiatives, including our community garden, enhancing hands-on learning experiences for children and families alike.

Sarah-Beth Duke

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

Both of my boys had a great experience here.

Renata Furst

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.