New kinders for budding learners

Nick and Laura Vidot and their daughters, Alexis and Ayla at Kirrip Kindergarten in Wollert. (Supplied)

Whittlesea parents and carers now have even more early childhood education options to choose from, with council opening three new and upgraded kindergartens for the start of term one.

McLeans Road Kindergarten in Bundoora, Kirrip Kindergarten in Wollert and Eucalyptus Parade Kindergarten in Donnybrook have welcomed over 240 budding learners to the newly opened centres.

Council’s chair administrator Lydia Wilson said that the newest additions to the kindergarten network provide engaging three-and-four-year-old programs that create a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

“As we welcome a growing number of families to the City of Whittlesea each year, council is focused on providing local facilities and programs that help children strengthen their physical, social and emotional wellbeing,” Ms Wilson said.

“We’re delighted to provide safe and inclusive spaces for children to build their confidence and gain the skills they need for a smooth transition to primary school.”

Applications are now open for three-year-old kindergarten in 2023 and four-year-old kindergarten in 2024. Places are also still available for three-and 4-year-old kindergarten in 2022.

Families are invited to explore Whittlesea’s kindergartens at the annual Kindergarten Open Night on February 24, from 5.30-7.30pm.