Caulfield Primary Early Childhood Centre is a not-for-profit, incorporated kindergarten open to all kinder aged children in the community.

The centre has programs for both 3 and 4 year olds. It is managed by Caulfield Primary School in partnership with Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS).

The kinder provides a varied and active play-based program designed to help children grow and develop confidence so that they start school with a positive experience of learning with others and strong relationships with trusted adults.

Teachers at the kinder are trained in early childhood education. They provide a planned and developmentally appropriate program based on a child-centred philosophy and the individual needs of the children.The kindergarten is a warm and welcoming place where parents are encouraged to participate as volunteers. It is located in Glenhuntly Road, Caulfield South, in a spacious, fully-renovated, heritage building with a large landscaped outdoor play area. Children and their families benefit from being co-located with the Primary School and school-kinder interaction is actively encouraged. For example kinder children use the school library, while Japanese and other teachers visit from the school. There are also visits to the Prep classrooms and assembly. The school grounds are enjoyed by all children and their families every afternoon.

Our Early Childhood Centre is regulated by the Department of Education and Training, who contribute a partial subsidy for each child in the year 4 program. Payment of fees and fundraising contribute the majority of the funds needed to maintain and operate the centre.

children pasting in class
children having a tea party
watering vegetables
children writing in class

Session times & fees

Three Year Old Kindergarten Groups

Three Year Old Kindergarten is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 8.45-11.45am, offering a choice of 3, 6 or 9 hours each week.

Four Year Old Kindergarten Groups 

Our Four Year Old Kindergarten program has 4 groups running and the sessions are 15 hours each week. Please Read More below for information on the session times and fees.

Parental involvement

Our Kindergarten welcomes families to become actively involved in their children’s Kindergarten experience.

Children love to share their Kindergarten life with family members and friends and there are a number of ways to become involved in the Kindergarten throughout the year.

The kinder and school host a number of combined activities during the year: cake stalls, sausage sizzles, working bees, Open Days and more…


We encourage you to enrol early.

You can contact Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS) directly to enrol in the 3 Year Old Program. Alternatively, follow the link below to access the 3 and 4 year old kindergarten enrolment application forms.

Enrolments for the 4 Year Old Program are accepted by Glen Eira Council as soon as your child turns 2.