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Building a strong foundation in early years education

North Hamilton Kindergarten

The North Hamilton Preschool Centre was first established in 1952 and was run from the North Hamilton Hall. In 1955, it became known as North Hamilton Kindergarten, when the salary of the trained teacher was wholly subsidised by the government.

But it wasn’t until 1967 that the kindergarten sessions commenced at the current site at 134 Coleraine Road, after many years of fundraising efforts were made by North Hamilton Kindergarten parent groups to purchase the land and then complete the necessary building works.

North Hamilton Kindergarten currently provides two 2.5 hour pre-kindergarten sessions each week on Wednesday and Friday mornings, and funded kindergarten sessions run Monday to Friday, lasting 5 hours each.

Our motto is “Growing Happy Kids” and our highly experienced and dedicated educators strive to develop rich and engaging programs that reflect the individual interests for all our children, ultimately building their confidence, resilience and ability to face new challenges in readiness for their next step into a formal education at school.

Our philosophy

Each child’s learning and development is enhanced by stimulating and engaging program which is planned and delivered by educators using the National and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks.

The kindergarten is set in an environment that is welcoming, clean, caring healthy and secure, which supports the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of all children.

The kindergarten environment provides opportunities for children to be competent and independent learners.

We aim to provide a physical environment that is safe inviting and inclusive of all children’s needs.

Stewardship of the world around us is our responsibility and we encourage sustainable practices by all who use the kindergarten.

Staff should be professional, ethical and respectful in their interactions with children as well as being passionate about educating them.

Staff should be encouraged to continually develop their own knowledge, skills and abilities.

Children need opportunities to interact with each other and the adults in the environment so they can develop respectful and trusting relationships and a sense of belonging.

The dignity and rights of all children should be respected at all times regardless of ability, gender, family circumstance, learning styles or cultural diversity.

Families and educators form a collaborative partnership in the education of each child.

Families of all cultural and social backgrounds in our kindergarten should be embraced and seen as an essential factor in the successful delivery of the kindergarten program.

Teacher:    Christine Wildgoose (4YO)

                   Andrea Coates (3YO)

Phone:      (03) 5572 2740

Address:   134 Coleraine Road, Hamilton

Email:        North Hamilton Kindergarten

Hours of operation

Four year old kindergarten


9:00 am - 2:00 pm


11:15 am - 4:15 pm



8:30 am - 11:00 am

Service Approval Number: SE 00003174