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Welcome to Doris Blackburn Preschool

Introducing Doris Blackburn

At Doris Blackburn Preschool, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for your child. Our experienced and dedicated team strive to create a learning environment that fosters creativity, curiosity, and a love of learning.

 

We offer 3 and 4 year old programs that are tailored to meet the needs of growing minds, including play-based learning, literacy and numeracy development, and social and emotional skills.

 

Contact us today to book a tour or click through and learn more about our programs and how we can help your child thrive.

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Doris Blackburn Preschool extension works were completed in 2023. The $1.35 million works included the installation of a new kindergarten building and outdoor play area, creating more than 40 extra kindergarten places for local children.

Our Vision

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The Doris Blackburn Preschool is a community of learners that exists in the interests of children’s wellbeing and learning. We promote social justice, access and equity for all families. We will respect the rights of individuals and recognise that diversity enriches and builds strength. We endeavor to foster positive, productive and constructive relationships while working as a team towards a common purpose, making a positive difference.

Our Programs

3  Years

Play-based learning

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten is now available across Victoria. It is being introduced in stages, meaning children can access between 5 and 15 hours per week.

From 2023, Free Kinder is available across Victoria at participating services, saving families up to $2,500 per year, per child.

To check when your child will be eligible to start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten, you can use the starting age calculator.

Families with children born between January and April can choose which year to start Three-Year-Old Kindergarten. These children can start in the same year they turn three, or in the year they turn four years of age.

4 Years

Special programs

In the next 10 years, Four-Year-Old Kindergarten in Victoria will change to 'Pre-Prep'. This means that every 4-year-old child can go to a play-based learning program for 30 hours per week.

Currently all four-year-old Victorian children will be eligible for 15 hours of subsidised kinder.  These children can start in the same year they turn three, or in the year they turn four years of age.

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