Albert Park Pre-School, established in 1948, is a community sessional Kindergarten located in Melbourne’s inner bayside suburb of Albert Park. Just a stone throw from Albert Park Village, the Kindergarten has long been a fixture in the local community and prides itself on promoting wellbeing for all and helping forge friendships between children and families alike.

Our Philosophy revolves around play as a tool for learning and our program development is guided by the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).  Our teaching practice is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.

Our Kindergarten provides a wonderful learning environment for 3 and 4 year olds.  Our teachers and educators have wide-ranging experience and a nurturing, positive approach.   We have four groups in total - two groups of 3s and two groups of 4s.  If you would like to add your child to our wait list, please select the enrolment tab.

Albert Park Pre-School is currently rated EXCELLENT by the Australian Children's Education & Care Authority (ACECQA) under the National Quality Framework.

Current Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

2021 Session Times

3 yr old Wallabies: Tues 8.30am - 11am | Frid 8.30am - 11am  (Total: 5 hrs per week)
3 yr old Koalas: Mon 8.30am - 11am | Weds 8.30am - 11am  (Total: 5 hrs per week)

4 yr old Wombats: Mon 11.30am - 5pm | Wed 11.30am - 5pm | Thur 1pm - 5pm  (Total: 15 hours per week)
4 yr old Kangaroos: Tues 11.30am - 5pm | Thur 8.30am - 12.30pm | Frid 11.30am - 5pm  (Total: 15 hours per week)

2022 Session Times

3 yr old Caterpillars: Mon 8.30am - 11am | Weds 8.30am - 11am | Frid 8.30am - 11am (Total: 7.5 hours per week)

4 yr old Wombats: Mon 11.30am - 4.30pm | Wed 11.30am - 4.30pm | Frid 11.30am - 4.30pm  (Total: 15 hours per week)
4 yr old Butterflies: Tues 8.30am - 4pm | Thur 8.30am - 4pm  (Total: 15 hours per week)

2023 Session Times

3 yr old Caterpillars: Mon 8.30am - 1.30pm | Weds 8.30am - 1.30pm | Frid 8.30am - 1.30pm (Total: 15 hours per week)

4 yr old Butterflies: Tues 8.30am - 4pm | Thur 8.30am - 4pm  (Total: 15 hours per week)

Our 2021 Term Dates

Term 1: Frid 29 January to Thurs 1 April 2021 (teachers only on 27 & 28 January 2021
Term 2: Mon 19 April to Frid 25 June 2021
Term 3: Mon 12 July to Frid 17 September 2021
Term 4: Mon 4 October to Weds 15 December 2021 (teachers only on 16 & 17 December 2021) 

Our 2022 Fees

3 yr old Groups - $600 per Term (TBC)
4 yr old Groups - $700 per Term (TBC)

Would you like to know more about our Kindergarten?

For more information, please refer to our Handbook and our Policies.

Our Annual Reports

Our Annual Report celebrates our achievements together.  You can read our Annual Report at the following link:

2018 Annual Report 

2017 Annual Report 

2016 Annual Report 

Useful Links

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority 

Department of Education 

City of Port Phillip 

Early Learning Association Australia (formerly KPV)