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Darley Kindergarten

Kinder now is free for 3 and 4-year-old children. Read more here.


ECMS is delighted to partner with Moorabool Shire Council to deliver high-quality three and four-year-old kindergarten programs from the new Darley Early Years Hub.

The hub also offers playgroups, maternal and child health services, toy library, family services, occasional care and community spaces.

The facility will involve the relocation of existing services/groups (Lerderderg Preschool, maternal and child health, playgroups and occasional care) from the Lerderderg Children’s Centre.


Facilities and programs

The high-quality early learning and care program at Darley Kindergarten will offer your child: 

Quality programs

  • Quality three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that reflect the Government’s National Early Years Learning Framework.
  • Programs that feature fun play-based activities designed to develop your child’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional skills.
  • Regular incursions, and excursions in the local community, to expose your child to diverse experiences and environments.

Experienced educators

  • Talented and qualified educators who love what they do, and who continue to build their knowledge and skills. 
  • Educators who can connect your family with specialist support if your child has additional needs.

Strong partnerships

  • Your child will be valued and respected for their uniqueness and what they can contribute to their early learning experience. 
  • Educators will work in partnership with you – your child’s most important educator - to optimise your child’s development.

Engaging environments

  • Engaging outdoor learning environments for your child to explore.
  • Inviting indoor environments filled with plenty of natural resources to support your child’s learning.





2023 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 year old group - Emu Group 8:45am -1:45pm 8:45am -1:45pm 8:45am -1:45pm
3 year old group - Butterflies 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm
Multi age group - Turtle 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
Multi age group – Grasshopper 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
4 year old group - Swan 8:45am -1:45pm 8:45am -1:45pm 8:45am -1:45pm
4 year old group - Koala 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm