Koomail Tardy Community Centre

117 Alcock Road, Truganina VIC 3029

About us

Initially known as Truganina South East Family Centre, Koomail Tardy Community Centre is a modern facility located next to the  Garrang Wilam Primary School. It is a place to connect with community and access information and services including health, education and activities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

In addition to the 3- and 4 -year-old kindergarten, the Centre also houses services including;

  • Playgroups
  • Maternal and child health services
  • Specialist support services for children
  • Room hire

Koomail Tardy Community Centre

117 Alcock Road, Truganina VIC 3029
Open Hours
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Thursday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Friday

Our Philosophy

At Koomail Tardy Kindergarten, we honour the Burrong people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land, paying our respect to elders past, present, and emerging.

Our kindergarten nurtures children’s resilience, belonging, and self-worth through secure attachments and respectful relationships with peers and educators. Play is essential for holistic development, fostering creativity, independence, and hands-on discovery which is why our program is play-based.

We embrace diversity, celebrate cultures, and provide a space for free expression and natural exploration. We also recognise families as crucial partners, collaborating to offer cultural insights and active involvement.

Our leadership values educator expertise, enabling continual learning and promoting inclusive programs prioritising environmental awareness and sustainability.


Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Lorikeet 9:00am – 4:30pm
3YO Rosella 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Bilby 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Wattle 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Yellow 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
4YO Navy 9:00am – 4:30pm 9:00am – 4:30pm
4YO Pink 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
4YO Orange 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Goanna   8:30am – 4:00pm     8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Kangaroo 8:30am – 4:00pm     8:30am – 4:00pm  
3YO Lorikeet 9:00am – 4:30pm        
4YO Aqua   8:45am – 4.15pm   8:45am – 4.15pm  
4YO Cherry 8:15am – 3:45pm   8:15am – 3:45pm    
4YO Indigo     9:00am – 4:30pm   9:00am – 4:30pm
4YO Navy   9:00am – 4:30pm   9:00am – 4:30pm  
4YO Violet     8:45am – 4:15pm   8:45am – 4:15pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Emilija Berzins, Nominated Supervisor at Koomail Tardy Community Centre. I have previously served as an Early Childhood Teacher. I find joy in leading a supportive team and fostering strong relationships with families. I value partnerships between children, families, and teachers, recognising families as influential partners in shaping cultural diversity and shared values. At Koomail Tardy Community, we are committed to fostering a culturally diverse and secure environment for families and individuals residing in the Truganina and surrounding areas.

Emilija Berzins

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 www.health.vic.gov.au/infectious-diseases/school-exclusion-table

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.