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Templestowe Valley Preschool

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

Templestowe Valley Preschool has been an integral part of the Templestowe community for more than 40 years. 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. 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 centre. 


Highlights of our kindergarten

  • Engaging and welcoming indoor and outdoor play spaces filled with plenty of natural resources to support learning. 
  • Strong connections with Templestowe Valley Primary School, helping children transition well to school. 
  • Children learn how to care for their environment from an early age via our sustainability programs. 
  • Extended hours for both three and four-year-old programs amplifies children's learning opportunities.

"A wonderful preschool that values the child as an individual. My son Angus has absolutely blossomed under the care of his wonderful teachers. 2020 was a difficult year but Templestowe Valley Preschool went above and beyond to care for the children!" - Kerry Fraser

"Templestowe Valley preschool was really amazing centre for my son, lovely teachers, amazing facilities for learning and playing and best practices for kids social activities and communication skills." - Saghi 

"Thank you for an amazing 3 year old and 4 year old kinder program for my daughter over the past 2 years!.  All staff are caring, engaging, fun and provide an amazing play based education program.  During the challenges of 2020 and CoVID-19, they provided amazing support and continued education and fun.  So glad I'm back for 2 more years with my son starting in 2021!  Thanks Lee and all the team at Templestowe Valley Preschool." - Amy M

Templestowe Valley Preschool is a hidden gem, tucked away in a quiet street in Lower Templestowe. The Kinder is spacious and inviting, with lots of play experiences for the children to discover and explore. Indoors there is a wide selection of open-ended and structured activities that the children can engage in at their own pace, as well as opportunities for group times, stories and discussions. Outdoors there is a vegetable garden, mud play area, swings, slides, climbing equipment, sandpit and ample space for active play. The educators are passionate and nurturing and have a collaborative relationship with families. There are opportunities for families to become involved with the kinder through committee duties, social events and other celebrations throughout the year, which provides a sense of community. I'm really happy that we've found Templestowe Valley Preschool and would highly recommend the service to other families with preschool aged children."-  Krystal D

"Templestowe Valley is a wonderful Kinder which provides high-quality, fun and nurturing teachers in a safe environment. The children also have a fabulous playground in which they can play, explore and challenge themselves." - Chrissie E

Play is the best way for children to learn. That's why at Templestowe Valley Preschool, 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 early learning 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.

Our kindergarten room is filled with an abundance of natural light, providing a bright and welcoming learning environment. Our newly furnished room features an open-plan design that enables educators to set up flexible play experiences that foster children’s imagination, curiosity and exploration. 

Our large outdoor learning environment offers the perfect place for children to explore, learn and have fun. Your child will also have access to our array of natural resources and play equipment to support their learning, including:

  • a large sandpit
  • bikes
  • a mud kitchen
  • swings
  • climbing equipment.  

Your child’s program will be delivered by Templestowe Valley Preschool'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 early learning 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.

Facilities and programs



2023 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 year old group - Koala 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm
4 year old group - Possum 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
3 year old group - Wombat 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm 9:00am - 2:00pm