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Reservoir East Family Centre

Location
15 Gisborne Cr Reservoir 3073

Kindergarten on a School Site

  1. Start

    Q4 2021

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2023

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We are partnering with Darebin City Council to build a new kindergarten at Reservoir East Primary School.

This 3-room centre will initially provide 66 kindergarten places across 2 of these rooms. The third room will be used for community and family services and will switch to provide an additional 33 kindergarten places as the local community grows and demand builds for more early childhood education.

Having the kindergarten and school together may help local children make a smoother transition into primary school and can also make drop-off time simpler for some families.

Funding

This project shares in $283 million provided in the 2019–20 State Budget for Three-Year-Old Kindergarten funding, delivered over four years.

Funding type
Kindergarten on a School Site

Frequently asked questions

  • Construction of Reservoir East Family Centre is underway.

    This kindergarten is being built using modular construction, which means the bulk of the building works will take place off-site.

    The kindergarten is planned to open for Term 1, 2023.

  • Kindergartens built using modular construction are an efficient solution for delivering quality buildings in short timeframes.

    They are constructed in a factory in sections known as “modules”. These modules are delivered to the kindergarten site, where builders assemble them, connect utilities and complete outdoor areas.

    Constructing the modules offsite minimises disruptions to the community and kindergarten. The process also reduces the time required for a traditional build and gives children faster access to high-quality learning environments.

    Learn more about Modular Kindergarten facilities.

  • Registrations for the Reservoir East Primary School Kindergarten (interim name) are being taken by the Darebin Registration TeamExternal Link . You can also contact the Registration Team on (03) 8470 8825 or at registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebin.vic.gov.au

Watch how modular kindergartens are assembled

Kyneton Kindergarten is a modular kindergarten, which opened next to Kyneton Primary School in 2022.

It took just 8 weeks from delivery of the modular building to the kindergarten site to complete the project. Landscaping began a few weeks before the modules were delivered and was completed in line with the building works.

Reviewed 17 November 2022

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