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Yarra Ranges Kindergartens Inc. is a DET-recognised Early Years Manager, currently operating a number of preschools in the Yarra Ranges Council area.

“Yarra Ranges Kindergartens Inc. is dedicated to providing valuable preschool services and aims to remove all barriers to quality early childhood education”.

We are community run and locally managed, ensuring that the individual flavour of each our preschools is maintained. We value feedback from local communities; it is very important to ensure that the service offered at each centre meets that community’s needs.


  • to provide accessible services in environments that promote the safe care, sound physical health, social and emotional wellbeing of all the children

  • to provide developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet the individual needs of all children attending the services

  • to develop and implement policies consistent with legislative funding requirements and industry best practice

  • to provide a flexible model of service delivery that is responsive to the needs of the local community, is culturally relevant and gender inclusive.

  • to provide programs that welcome and include children with special needs and/or a non-English speaking background

  • to promote parent/guardian participation in the operation of the services and in addressing issues relating to their children’s care and development

  • to operate the services with sound management, consistent with legislative and industrial requirements

  • to pursue common goals through open communication and attitudes of management, staff, families and the community working together

  • to recognise the contribution of staff and actively promote and invest in professional development

  • to promote effective parenting

  • to provide a coordinated approach that encourages cooperation between existing and proposed services



193-195 Main Street, Lilydale VIC 3140
Mail: PO Box 416 Mooroolbark 3138
Phone: 03 9726 0439

Yarra Ranges Kindergartens Inc. respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people, as the custodians of this land. We pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past and present, who have resided in the area and have been an integral part of the history of the region. YRKI is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention is paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as the safety of children with a disability.
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