“Yarra Warra offers the best start to your child’s educational journey. Exceptional staff, excellent facilities, outstanding program, and a warm and welcoming environment all contribute to a really magical experience for not only your children, but yourself as well!”
- Danae, Yarra Warra parent
Yarra Warra Preschool and Bush Kinder is set in a unique bushland setting. Offering both 3 year-old and 4 year-old sessional kinder programs.
A magical world awaits your child with a true bush kinder program, modern and light-filled facilities, trickle stream, outdoor classroom, playground and our resident Blue Tongue - Lizzie.
Joining the Yarra Warra family enables your child to make friends in their own community. Our community run service provides many opportunities for you to be involved and make new parent friends too.
Kindergarten learning is the start of their educational journey. The early childhood program teaches your child essential skills such as social, emotional, physical (gross and fine motor) skills, enquiry and investigative learning, numeracy and literacy skills; all of which help them prepare for their future in the education system.
EXPERTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Yarra Warra Preschool holds the prestigious rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard. Our educators are second to none, with our lead teacher receiving a rare Exemplary Teacher status. Learn more about our accreditation's.
In addition to our excellent accreditation's, our staff have held long standing tenures with the kinder. The love they show for the children and the passion they have for enriching the minds of preschool children is evident from the moment you walk through our doors. Book a tour to see for yourself!
Yarra Warra, like Warrandyte, has a strong community connection. Your child will make friends for life with families just around the corner. There are many opportunities for not just for the kids, but for the parents and carers to socialise too. You will be hard pressed to find such a friendly and supportive both inside the kinder and out, elsewhere.
WHAT IS SESSIONAL KINDER?
Sessional kinders provide a service that is entirely focused on the child while offering more structure compared to long day care centres. Smaller class sizes, community input and becoming school ready are just some of the benefits of sessional kinder, that your child will experience. Read all about the benefits of sessional kinder here.
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT
Yarra Warra Preschool is run by a Committee of Management (CoM). All positions within the CoM are held by parent volunteers. Being a committee member is a valuable and rewarding contribution to the kinder and can be a fun way of making friends in the community.
The Annual General Meeting will be held on 29nd November 2023.
Yarra Warra is based on a variety of pedagogical influences which inspire our kindergarten learning programs such as Reggio Emilia and the Early Years Learning Framework. To learn more about our excellence approach to early childhood education philosophy, read our philosophy page.
Yarra Warra Preschool and Bush Kinder's early beginnings date back to 1968.
The North Warrandyte Community Centre was originally located in Glynn’s Rd and was re-established in 1968 on the existing site on Research-Warrandyte Rd. It was then that the Community/Infant Welfare Centre was expanded to also incorporate a Preschool.
Through the process of establishing the preschool, the North Warrandyte families and residents demonstrated a great deal of enthusiasm, energy and a wonderful community spirit.
The North Warrandyte and Yarra View preschools combined together in 1995.
Despite having been destroyed by fire and rebuilt on two occasions (1968 and 2002), the essence of that community spirit has continued to thrive. The support provided by families over the years has, of course, played an integral role in maintaining the kindergarten. Yarra Warra Preschool and Bush Kinder is now well known in the broader community, for nurturing and valuing this wonderful sense of community.
In 2013, Yarra Warra began a bush kinder in the bush block behind the preschool. This area was re vegetated to an inspirational native landscape with the help of the preschool community.
If you would like to know more about Yarra Warra Preschool and Bush Kinder, we encourage you to speak with one of our very experienced teachers and arrange a tour to see for yourself how amazing our preschool is.