Quality kindergarten to amplify your child’s development

Enrolling your child in a quality three and four-year-old kindergarten program is a proven way to amplify their early development. Kindergarten works alongside home-based learning, equipping children with the skills and confidence they need to start school well. 
Kinder now is free for 3 and 4-year-old children. Read more here.


Learning to last a lifetime

We offer a varied and active play-based program that focuses on developing children's physical, social, emotional and intellectual skills. Our professionally trained educators have created a learning environment that is designed to help children grow and develop confidence. We strive to help children reach their potential and to prepare them to start school with a positive experience of learning and strong relationships with trusted adults. We develop and implement high-quality programs that encourage children to feel secure and happy in a positive and relaxed learning environment. These quality three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that reflect the Government’s National Early Years Learning Framework.

Creating strong relationships

Our educators recognise the important role families play in a child’s learning journey, and we encourage a shared partnership between children, families and educators within our kindergarten community. Our programs are inspired by your child's imagination and developmental needs, and they allow children to learn at their own pace and become responsible for themselves.

Inspiring conscious culture

We provide sustainable kindergartens. This means respect for our environment is critical to us, and we believe that this should start at an early age.

Places to giggle and twirl

The creative play garden encourages the children to seek out and find private play spaces where they can explore and experiment without feeling that they are under constant observation.  Children can also get their hands dirty with sand, mud, dirt, water and other elements from nature. Shady areas protect children from the sun.

Free Kinder

The Victorian Government has committed $9 billion to expand kindergarten programs across the state.

Starting in 2023, ECMS is joining other services to expand Free Kinder programs so more Victorian children can have the best start in life, no matter where they live. Free three and four-year-old programs are available in our long day care and standalone kindergarten settings.

Hours per week

Three-year-olds get between 5 and 15 hours per week of kindergarten, and four-year-olds get 15 hours per week. However, you can only enrol each child in one Free Kinder program at a time.

Savings for long day care

A $2,000 Free Kinder subsidy (paid directly to ECMS as the program provider)offsets fees for children attending a funded kindergarten program in a long daycare (childcare) setting.

However, most families will still pay some fees, depending on how many days a child attends and any Commonwealth Childcare Subsidy entitlements.

For more information about Free Kinder and other early childhood education commitments by the Victorian Government, visit: 

The Best Start, Best Life reforms