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Tarneit Central Kindergarten

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

Tarneit Central Kindergarten is a modern, purpose-built kindergarten located alongside Tarneit P-9 College. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators deliver high quality and inclusive three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that help each child realise their potential. Our educators will partner with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop a play-based learning program that builds on your child’s interests and capabilities. In turn, your child will develop vital social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills. Even more importantly, our educators will ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while in our kindergarten. 

Highlights of our kindergarten

  • Engaging and flexible indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support learning and development.
  • Exceptional kindergarten programs rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard
  • A strong partnership with Tarneit P-9 College that helps children transition well to school. 
  • Access to the school's fantastic facilities – including the library and gym – to extend children's learning and connect with students. 
  • Resident pet chickens to teach children about children responsibility, empathy, and compassion. 
  • Regular excursions so children can connect with their community and learn in engaging new settings such as Werribee Zoo and Animal Land Children's Farm.
  • Parents can attend our free parenting sessions packed with practical tips to empower them in their role. 
  • Parents can book appointments with the maternal and child health nurse who regularly visits the kindergarten.
  • Children participate in fun and educational, cultural events such as Harmony Week celebrations and Diwali to extend their cultural understanding. 
  • Parents and teachers can share and receive live updates about children’s learning at kindergarten from anywhere via the Storypark ePortfolio.

“We've had two children go through Tarneit Central Kindergarten, and we recommend it to anyone who asks. The children are always involved in fantastic learning experiences, and the staff are very friendly and approachable. They also take the time to get to know the children and tailor their teaching to suit them as individuals.” Rachelle & Jarred R.

“Very impressed with Tarneit Central Kindergarten. They go above and beyond to keep the children happy and engaged. Hopefully, my younger child will also get to experience Tarneit Central Kindergarten in a few years.” Melissa M.

“I have had both of my children attend Tarneit Central Kindergarten, and it has been a completely positive experience throughout. The kindergarten in clean and regularly re-organised. The children are engaged, and families are encouraged to join in and get to know each other. Great communication between centre management, teachers and parent mean you always feel confident in the people you entrust to, not only educate your children but look after them as well. The children come home happy and excited at what they have learnt and look forward to their next session. I could not recommend Tarneit Central Kindergarten enough and highly regard them.” Sue M.

Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at Tarneit Central Kindergarten, your child's learning program will incorporate a variety of open-ended and structured play-based learning experiences. Activities will be guided by your child's interests and capabilities, ensuring your child gets the most out of their kindergarten experience.

Activities will include:

  • language and literature
  • music and movement
  • art and craft
  • dramatic play
  • science and maths  
  • sensory motor activities
  • messy play
  • cooking and healthy eating
  • recycling and sustainability
  • activities to promote physical coordination
  • excursions and incursions. 

These play-based activities will help your child develop important social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills.

All our learning programs are based on the National Early Years Learning Framework “Belonging, Being and Becoming” and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

Your child’s program will be delivered by Tarneit Central Kindergarten's experienced, passionate and nurturing educators. Our educators are wholly committed to ensuring each child receives the best possible experience at our centre. 

Educators will work in partnership with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop an early learning program that reflects and builds on your child’s interests, curiosities and skills. Educators will also recognise and celebrate your child's unique background and culture, incorporating these into their kindergarten program. 

If your child has additional needs, our educators will work with you to ensure your child gets the most out of their early learning experience. Our educators can also connect your family with specialist support if required. 

Meet our Nominated Supervisor

Hello, my name is Sam McMasters and I am the centre coordinator at Tarneit Central Kindergarten.
I have worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 30 years in a variety of roles such as a teacher, director and centre coordinator and across many different ECMS services including early learning and care services and kindergartens.
I am passionate about early childhood education and am committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential. It is wonderful to be part of the children’s lives as they explore the world, delight in new experiences and learn. It is exciting watching children grow and develop and knowing as educators, we are contributing to their learning journey.
At Tarneit Central Kindergarten, we provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment for children to develop and learn. We warmly welcome families into our service, recognising the knowledge and expertise they bring about their child and are committed to working in partnership with families to support the learning of each child.

Facilities and programs

2023 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 year old group - Yellow 8:30am - 1:30pm 8:30am - 1:30pm 8:30am - 1:30pm
4 year old group - Olive 8:45am - 4:15pm 8:45am - 4:15pm
4 year old group - White 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
Multi Age group - Grape 8:00am - 3:30pm 8:00am - 3:30pm
4 year old group - Navy 9:00am - 4:30pm 9:00am - 4:30pm
4 year old group - Silver 9:00am - 4:30pm 9:00am - 4:30pm
3 year old group - Crocodile 8:30am - 1:30pm
3 year old group - Echidna 9:00am - 2:00pm
3 year old group - Lorikeet 2:15pm - 4:45pm 2:15pm - 4:45pm