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Modular Kindergarten - Wycheproof Early Learning Centre

What are modular kindergarten buildings?

From 2023, Free Kinder will be available for all 3 and 4-year-old children at participating services across Victoria. Over this decade the number of free kinder hours for 3 and 4-year-olds will grow significantly, and we’re making sure there are enough kindergarten places to meet demand.

We’re doing this by expanding and upgrading kindergartens across the state and building new ones where they’re needed. One way we’re doing this is by using modular buildings.

We construct them in a factory, in sections known as ‘modules’. Builders then assemble them onsite and connect them to utilities. Once assembled, builders complete the outdoor learning and play areas and landscaping.

Architects have designed 3 templated floorplans to suit the needs of most kindergartens.

By making the modules offsite, there is less disruption for kindergartens and their communities. Children can get access to their new high-quality learning environments more quickly, sometimes in less than half the time of a traditional build. Construction time, costs and safety risks are reduced.

Grants for a modular kindergarten can fund a templated one-, two- or three-room kindergarten building and outdoor learning area(s). A carpark may also be included, but is dependent on space and considered on a case-by-case basis.

As of 2022, we have funded 11 modular kindergartens. These include:

Next steps

Want more information?

Email us to request a fact sheet, ask questions or arrange to have your site assessed for a modular kindergarten. Email building.blocks@education.vic.gov.au

We accept and evaluate applications year-round in batches.

You can also visit Building Blocks Grants – Capacity Building for more information or subscribe to our mailing list and we'll email you the latest updates about Building Blocks and other early childhood grants.

Modular kindergarten indicative 1-room floorplan (33 places)

Modular kindergarten indicative 1-room floorplan (33 places)
Modular kindergarten indicative 1-room floorplan (33 places)

This image shows an indicative 1-room floorplan (33 places) of a modular kindergarten.
The building is 20 by 20 metres.
The following areas are marked up on the plan:

  • main entry with a ramp,
  • a lobby, from where you can access:
    • Maternal Child Health
    • an accessible toilet
    • an office
    • a classroom
  • a classroom with access to:
    • a bench/sink
    • toilets
    • reading niche
    • store
    • kitchen
    • a covered deck area.
Download Modular kindergarten indicative 1-room floorplan (33 places)

Modular kindergarten indicative 2-room floorplan (66 places)

Modular kindergarten indicative 2-room floorplan (66 places)
Modular kindergarten indicative 2-room floorplan (66 places)

This image shows an indicative 2-room floorplan (66 places) of a modular kindergarten.
The building is 40 by 20 metres.
The following areas are marked up on the plan:

  • main entry with a ramp,
  • a lobby, from where you can access:
    • Maternal Child Health
    • an accessible toilet
    • two classrooms
  • two classrooms with access to:
    • toilets
    • a reading niche
    • a store
    • a bench/sink
    • a shared office
    • a shared kitchen
    • a shared covered deck area with a ramp.
Download Modular kindergarten indicative 2-room floorplan (66 places)

Modular kindergarten indicative 3-room floorplan (99 places)

Modular kindergarten indicative 3-room floorplan (99 places)
Modular kindergarten indicative 3-room floorplan (99 places)

This image shows an indicative 3-room floorplan (99 places) of a modular kindergarten.
The building is 37.8 by 23.4 metres.
The following areas are marked up on the plan:

  • a main and alternate entries
  • a lobby, from where you can access:
    • Maternal Child Health
    • an office
    • a kitchen
    • a staff toilet
    • a meeting room
    • a laundry
    • an accessible toilet
    • three classrooms
  • three classrooms, each with a bench/sink and access to:
    • toilets
    • reading niches
    • stores
    • a shared covered deck area.
Download Modular kindergarten indicative 3-room floorplan (99 places)

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Reviewed 02 February 2023

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