St Arnaud Early Learning Centre


At St Arnaud Early Learning Centre, we warmly welcome and are inclusive of all children and families to the centre. We strongly value and respect the relationships we form with children, families, and the local community. 

St Arnaud Early Learning Centre Kindergarten has been providing high quality kindergarten services for more than 50 years. The facility was redeveloped in 2004 and features contemporary facilities with integrated early childhood programs catering for children from birth to school age.  

The three and four-year-old kindergarten environment provides a stimulating and open indoor, outdoor setting developed to stimulate children to explore and engage. Our play-based curriculum lead by bachelor-qualified teachers fosters opportunities for children to create, experiment, discover, explore, investigate, express ideas, and solve problems with the support of their teachers. The kindergarten plans various incursions and excursions throughout the year encompassing a bush kinder experience, school orientation program, sport, music and animals/wildlife themes. 

Our three- and four-year-old kindergarten programs consists of 15 hours of funded kindergarten per week for each child. The sessions consist of two sessions per child of 7.5 hours each week: 8.30am - 4pm. 

Daycare is available for children before and after kindergarten sessions.  

St Arnaud Early Learning Centre aims to support all areas of learning and development, instill a sense of worth and assurance in every child, preparing them for a smooth transition to school life and beyond.

Children require a lunch box for kindergarten. We please ask that you choose healthy food options, with consideration to our traffic light system. Children will require food for lunch and afternoon tea in their lunch box. In addition, children will need a prepared piece of fruit ready to eat for morning tea. Please pack this separately. These will be placed in the kindergarten fridge.

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St Arnaud Kindergarten is a part of the Victorian Governments Best Start, Best Life program. Free Kinder will be available for both 3 and 4-year olds from 2023.


Enrol for three- and four-year-old kindergarten programs by completing the below enrolment form.

Registration Form (

To complete enrolment you will need:

- Birth Certificate
- Medicare Card Number
- CRN Number
- Immunisation History