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Wangaratta Long Day Care and Kindergarten offer two types of kindergarten programs to meet individual families needs.

Bags Kindergarten

The kindergarten programs are taught by qualified kindergarten teachers in accordance with the Australian National Quality Framework and National Quality Standards whilst also meeting guidelines set by The Department of Education and Training in Victoria.   

Our kindergarten programs offer children:

  • opportunity to learn through play
  • to develop self-help skills and become independent
  • to develop a foundation of skills to enable them to thrive in a school setting
  • to extend their social skills and become confident individuals
  • a program that is structured to the children’s interest, needs and desires
  • opportunities to extend their concentration span through a variety of experiences
  • opportunities to encourage sharing, respect for others feelings and thoughts and to develop negotiation skills

If you are interested in your child/ren attending Wangaratta Long Day Care Centre and Kindergarten please contact us on (03) 5721 7879 to speak to one of our staff for more information and to request an appointment to view and discuss how the services we may further assist you or email

Our Sessional Kindergarten Program

This program is funded by the State Government and for families holding a Health Care Card it is a free educational service. Families not holding a Health Care Card pay term fees. This program only operates during School Terms.

Kookaburra Group - Monday and Tuesday, hours of operation are between 8.45 am and 4.15pm

Platypus Group - Thursday and Friday, hours of operation are between 8.45 am and 4.15pm

Our Integrated Kindergarten Program

This program offers families an alternative to the traditional style kindergarten. The program is offered within the Long Day Care opening and closing times of 6.45am to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday.  

Families are able to access all the services of the Long Day Care centre including two course meals, morning and afternoon snacks (however children are also encouraged to bring along a lunch box from home with healthy snacks), longer opening hours and care during school holidays and are able to book up to five days a week.

This program is charged at childcare fees. Child care benefit is available to eligible families, plus the 50% child care rebate for these fees (on 2 July 2018 this will change to Childcare Subsidy, refer to the Australian Government Department of Human Services for more information).

Early Start Kindergarten

Early Start Kindergarten provides free or low cost kindergarten to eligible children where programs are offered by a qualified teacher. Your child is eligible if they are aged three by 30 April in the year they will be attending a kindergarten program, and:

  • your child is Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with Child Protection (or been referred by them to Child FIRST).
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