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Macleod Preschool

Macleod Preschool is located in a beautiful setting in the heart of Macleod Village. We provide three and four-year-old kindergarten programs in a safe and secure environment where children can express themselves, celebrate diversity and enjoy kindergarten. Our program offers children the opportunity to grow and develop through play – the way children learn best.

Our educators have created flexible educational programs and exciting activities based on each child's needs and interests. Our play-based learning programs cater to all children, with the goal of promoting individuality while enabling them to become part of a group. Although our programs are developed to best assist your child in preparing for their transition to school, they still encourage children to be children.

Our dedicated and professional educators help each child develop their emotional, social, spiritual, mental, environmental and physical wellbeing. We offer a variety of activities that encourage children to express themselves through language, art and imaginative play.

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



Facilities and programs

At Macleod Preschool we have a large, natural environment that is the perfect space for children to explore and engage in plenty of adventures. We encourage children to respect and care for their environment. This is important to us, and we believe that environmental awareness should start at a young age.

Our preschool provides children with a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Our indoor spaces are large, well lit and inviting.

Fees and Enrolment

  • Banyule Council manages 3 & 4 year old kindergarten registrations. Registrations must be made online at  There is no longer the opportunity to download or print out a registration form.  All registrations are via the online registration form on the Banyule website and kindergarten offers are sent out in mid-July via email  and the parent portal.  Please contact Banyule Council on 9490 4222 if you experience any difficulties registering.
  • 3 & 4 year old kindergarten registrations open 1 March, the year prior to the child attending.  Registrations are date stamped only and not time stamped.
  • Eligibility for 3 year old kindergarten – A child is eligible for 3 year old kindergarten, if they turn 3 years of age by the 30 April the year of attendance.  The child must  turn 3 before they can commence at kindergarten.  As every child is different, we encourage you to carefully consider the year your child commences 3-year-old kindergarten as this may have an impact on the year they commence school.  There is no second year of funded 3 year old kindergarten.
  • Eligibility for 4  year old kindergarten – A child is eligible for 4 year old kindergarten if they turn 4 years of age by the 30 April the year of attendance.
  • Priority of places –  Kindergarten places are allocated according to the Department of Education and Trainings (DET) priority of access and Banyule Councils Kindergarten Central Registration policy

2022 Fees

Group Hours Fee (per term)
4 year old 15 $540
3 year old 5 $180

2022 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 yo - Wombats 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm
4 yo - Kangaroos 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
4 yo - Bilbies 8:30am - 1:30pm 9:00am - 2:00pm 8:30am - 1:30pm
3 yo - Possum 8:30am - 1:30pm
3 yo - Koala 9:00am - 2:00pm