Preschools

Growing up in the Northern Grampians Shire is fun for children. There are plenty of opportunities for young children to grow and develop through quality education, fun playgroups, sport and social opportunities.

For new parents, these activities are a great way to meet other families and create social networks. Most of all, you can spend quality time with your children!

If your child is kindergarten age, there are wonderful facilities in St Arnaud and Stawell to kick-start your child's education.

Marrang and Cooinda Preschools are operated by the community and offer a high quality pre-school service to Stawell and District families. Preschool is also available in the Long Day Care setting at Aussie Kindies Early Learning Stawell. 

The St Arnaud Preschool is operated by the Northern Grampians Shire and services the St Arnaud and surrounding area.

Why attend Preschool/Kindergarten?

Attending Preschool is the beginning of your child's formal education. These early years are very important as it is during these formative years that a child's basic skills and knowledge are gained and attitudes are formed.

Our programs encourage children to develop to their full potential in a stimulating and secure environment. While making friends, children learn to use language, be confident, explore, problem solve and to get along with others. New experiences and activities develop important building blocks that will help children to read and write as they move towards Primary School.

See below for our list of kindergartens and preschools:

Aussie Kindies Kindergarten  

1-7 O'Callaghan Street, Stawell 
Phone 5358 4266
Email: stawell@aussiekindies.com.au
Website: http://aussiekindies.com.au/

Cooinda Kindergarten

74 Cooper Street, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1249
Email: cooinda.stawell.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Website:http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mckinder
Contact: Julie McClure

Marrang Kindergarten

87 D'Arcy Street, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1249
Email:marrang.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au
Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mckinder
Contact: Julie McClure

St Arnaud Children's Precinct

3 - 7 Walker Street, St Arnaud
Ph: 5495 2666
Contact: Jenny Douglas

Stawell and District Preschool Association
(Incorporating Marrang & Cooinda Kindergartens)

PO Box 350, Stawell
Ph: 5358 1249
Contact: Julie McClure