Yarra Valley Preschool

34 Hakea Street, Templestowe VIC 3106

About us

Our programs provide children with the opportunity to develop their skills in a real way and for a real purpose. We provide a well-structured environment that allows children to grow according to their nature and potential. In order for children to extend upon their own learning and gain the meaning of their world, we facilitate activities based on their interests. Alongside a play-based program, we hold high expectations for all children to promote progression and higher achievement in learning. In our preschool, children feel safe and comfortable and their feelings of self-worth are enhanced. Children are helped to manage and express their emotions, to develop empathy, consider the opinions and rights of others and build emotional resilience to meet the challenges that are part of life.

Yarra Valley Preschool

34 Hakea Street, Templestowe VIC 3106
Open Hours
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Thursday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Friday

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Group 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Group 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Group 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Group 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

Fiona Corbett here, Nominated Supervisor at Yarra Valley Preschool, with previous experience working as a Diploma Educator and Early Childhood Teacher. I delight in cultivating an environment that encourages children to be active creators of their program. We encourage each child’s unique perspective, and involve families in their educational journey. At Yarra Valley, we create a nurturing and inclusive space drawing, emphasising collaborative learning, nature exploration, and child-led experiences. Our strong relationships with families are grounded in transparency, trust, and open communication.

Fiona Corbett

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!

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.