The Victorian Government has committed $9 billion to expand kindergarten programs across the state and give children the best start to life.
As part of this major initiative we're building 50 new early learning centres across Victoria.
These government-owned and government-run centres will be built in areas where they are needed most. They will offer childcare, Three and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten and then eventually transition to include Pre-Prep. In some cases, they may be co-located with services like maternal and child health services and playgroups. We’ll work with local government and the community to plan each centre.
Where possible, we’ll locate the centres at, or alongside, schools, hospitals, TAFEs and other major employers to make childcare accessible and convenient for working parents and carers.
Where will these new government-owned and run early learning centres be located?
We’re building the 50 centres in communities that have the greatest need for more childcare and kindergarten places. The first 4 centres will be co-located at, or next to, schools, to help ditch the double drop-off. They will open in 2025.
Confirmed 2025 locations:
- Eaglehawk North Primary School Early Learning Centre (interim name)
- Moomba Park Primary School Early Learning Centre (interim name)
- Murtoa College Early Learning Centre (interim name)
- Sunshine Primary School Early Learning Centre (interim name)
Government-owned and government-run early learning centres have also been confirmed for the following locations:
- Frankston North
- Golden Plains
- Hampton Park-Lynbrook
- Heidelberg West
- Kings Park
- Melton South
- Noble Park East
- Rockbank-Mount Cottrell
- Yallourn North-Glengarry
Watch this page for more announcements, including information about the remaining 20 sites.
Kindergarten – Best Start, Best Life
The Victorian Government is investing $5 billion in kindergarten programs for all 3-year-olds over the next 10 years - a nation-leading initiative that will benefit children across the state.
Kindergartens at or next door to schools
New Victorian primary schools will have a kinder on-site or next door. We're also planning and building a pipeline of kindergartens at existing schools.
Building Blocks Grants - Capacity Building
This grants stream funds projects that create more kindergarten places for 3 and 4-year-olds. You can use these grants for building or expanding kindergartens.
Reviewed 01 June 2023