Take a tour
Built in 2014, Galada Kindergarten is part of the Galada Community Centre. The centre is opposite the Aurora Village shopping precinct in Epping and close to three local primary schools:
- Epping Views PS
- Harvest Home PS
- St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop.
Families provide snacks and lunches. However, cooking is an important part of our curriculum. Children participate in making cakes to celebrate their peers’ birthdays. We use vegetables grown in our garden in cooking with the children and celebrations with families and the community.
We like to engage with the children so they can have a voice in their education. The children help set up the room to maximise their learning. We also encourage the children to set up and pack away their own activities.
Creating different play and learning areas
Our centre has 3 large 33-place rooms helping us create different play and learning areas. Each room has recycled, natural and other materials. They also have large windows providing plenty of natural light that creates a calm environment for children.
There are also quiet places allowing children to reflect and have time to themselves.
Galada kindergarten has a stimulating outdoor space with mud patch, sandpit and bike track. Our covered outdoor play space protects the children throughout the year.
Building open communication
Building lines of open communication with families is important to us. We use different methods such as face-to-face chats, email and Storypark. We have a culturally-diverse staff which often helps us communicate with families.
Storypark is an online platform that helps track a child’s progress, upcoming events and other announcements in the Galada community.
We can’t wait to meet you and be part of your child’s early learning journey!
Get in touch
Mon: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Have you seen this symbol?
Galada Kindergarten uses the Kinder Tick because we’re an approved provider of a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. That means our service delivers a play-based learning program, led by a qualified early childhood teacher.
We provide early learning and care for
3 year old Kindergarten
4 year old Kindergarten
Indoor learning spaces
Outdoor learning spaces
What we offer
See what our families have to say about Galada Kindergarten.
Galada kindergarten is the best kinder in the area. I am very fussy in where to send my kid and my son loves it. All the educators are so helpful and friendly and keep you updated about day to day activities. The best thing is I have seen all the educators in the room interacting with the kids all the time when I go to pick /drop.
I like Galada Kindergarten as all the teachers and staff are very helpful, thoughtful and supportive. They put a lot of time, effort and dedication into the programs at the kinder for all of the children.
Two of my children attend Galada kindergarten. I have found the kindergarten to be wonderful. The teachers are all caring and dedicated teachers. I get regular updates on how my children are adapting and growing. I highly recommend Galada Kindergarten.
In our time with Galada Kindergarten we have experienced a positive sense of community. The staff are friendly and the educators are skilled and engaging. Over our 4 years with Galada our children have grown and developed socially, physically and educationally, and have had so much fun! Galada has prepared them well for school and beyond.
Galada kindergarten is a very good, fun and learning place for young kids. I appreciate the hard work and love of all staff. They have a positive attitude towards families and kids.
Meet the manager
Early Years Team Leader
My name is Renata and I am a Centre Director at Galada Kindergarten.
I commenced my passion for working with children in 2006 in London and I have been working for YMCA since 2017. Over those years my roles have included Co-Educator, Room Leader, Educational Leader, Kindergarten Teacher, Long Day Care Coordinator and a Centre Director.
So far, it has been an amazing and very rewarding journey for me, which gives me the opportunity to not only participate in children’s development but also to grow and develop my own skills every day.
I am extremely passionate about children’s growth and I believe that families and wider community play an important role in children’s education. I believe that it is important for everyone to work together to provide the children with the best learning opportunities.
I trust that my positive attitude and welcoming nature will help to build trusting relationships with all families, children, staff members and members of our community.
Timetable and enrolment
3 & 4 Year Old Kinder
If you are applying for your child to attend 3 or 4-year-old kindergarten, you will need to contact Whittlesea Council to apply and submit your completed application form, you can do this by visiting the following website: https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/community-support/children-and-families/kindergarten-applications/