Yallambie Park Preschool

Corner Yallambie Road and Binowee Avenue, Yallambie VIC 3085

About us

At Yallambie Park Preschool we place a strong emphasis on encouraging a positive approach to learning. Our activities and learning experiences inspire children to discover and realise their full potential. Our educators value each child as an individual in a warm and caring environment. The focus of our play-based learning programs is to develop and extend children’s skills and ideas. This promotes self-confidence and independence.

Yallambie Park Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard. Information about the National Quality Standard.

Yallambie Park Preschool

Corner Yallambie Road and Binowee Avenue, Yallambie VIC 3085
Open Hours
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Monday
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Tuesday
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Wednesday
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Thursday
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Friday

Centre Philosophy

At Yallambie Park Preschool, we actively engage in the reconciliation process and recognise the Wurundjeri people as custodians of the land on which we work and play. We work hard to incorporate Indigenous perspectives into all program aspects.
We adopt a holistic approach, considering individual development, environmental impact, and social interactions to create a comprehensive educational experience. Our mission is to inspire children’s curiosity and love for learning through high-quality experiences emphasising inquiry and critical thinking.
We partner with children and families, promoting play for growth and sustainability practices for environmental stewardship. Intentional teaching equips children for community participation and school transitions as we focus on continual improvement through reflective practices and ongoing professional learning to enhance learning opportunities for all.

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Blue 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
3YO Red 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
4YO Orange 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
4YO Purple 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Blue 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Red 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
4YO Orange 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Purple 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I am Elizabeth Guest, Yallambie Park Preschool’s Nominated Supervisor, with a background working as a Diploma Educator, Early Childhood Teacher, and Education Leader. I derive joy from supporting my team and being a trusted source of help. I value creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and inspired to learn. At Yallambie Park Preschool, our focus is on fostering a strong sense of community, building lasting connections among families, and providing an engaging, fun, and safe space for children to learn and grow as their authentic selves.

Elizabeth Guest

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

Good Staff – great place for kids to start their education.

Paul Glendenning

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.