St Albans West Preschool

Corner Andrew and Stevens Roads, St Albans VIC 3021

About us

Our stand-alone centre has been serving the community for over 40 years. At St Albans West Preschool our experienced and qualified early childhood educators develop and implement a high quality program that is based on children’s strengths, needs and interests. Our programs provide children with the opportunity to grow and develop through play – the way children learn best. We ensure children develop in a warm, happy, safe and caring environment that caters for all children’s needs.

Our educators offer activities that are based on a variety of curriculum areas with the aim of inspiring children to achieve their full learning potential.

We have created a centre that reflects children’s cultural identity and recognises each child as an individual with unique talents. Our professionally trained educators strive to assist each child to develop a positive self-image, which enables effective learning, and to develop positive social attitudes. As a community-based kindergarten this is very important to us. We want to promote a kindergarten that respects diversity. Most importantly we want children to enjoy kindergarten!

St Albans West Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard. Information about the National Quality Standard.

St Albans West Preschool

Corner Andrew and Stevens Roads, St Albans VIC 3021
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

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

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Rotational G1 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Rotational G2 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Rotational G3 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I am Simone Curwood, the Nominated Supervisor at St Albans West Kindergarten with experience in varied roles from Early Childhood Teacher to Co Educator. I enjoy engaging with families, children, and my team. We prioritise providing a nurturing and welcoming environment that is inclusive and supports children to attain their learning and development goals. We foster strong connections with our local community, offering guidance and secure practices to support families and children in their educational journey.

Simone Curwood

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

One of the best pre-schools in the west.
My son Luca loves it here he has learnt so much amazing mixture of cultures. Lovley teachers and wondering learning space inside and out exactly what a preschool should be
Thanks for having LUCA.

Toni-Marie Meier

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.