WA Community Kindergarten - 2018


Happiness is where learning begins. Children's early learning influences their entire life. Preschools (kindergarten and pre-primary) provide oportunities for children to learn as they discover, create and imagine. 

Apart from school based on-site kindergarten programs, there are 17 community kindergartens operating in Western Australia. Community kindergartens typically operate in facilities that are leased from local authorities and are linked to a local public school. A Parent Management Committee is responsible for the management of the community kindergarten. Please see below for a list of community kindergartens and linked schools.

Community KindergartenPhone (Mobile)Linked School
Albany Community Kindergarten 9841 1864 Albany Primary School
Bullsbrook Community Kindergarten 9572 1392 Bullsbrook College
Glen Forrest Community Kindergarten 9298 9250 Glen Forrest Primary School
Hazel Orme Community Kindergarten 9335 2857 White Gum Valley Primary School
Hillarys Community Kindergarten 9401 3296 Hillarys Primary School
Kindaimanna Community Kindergarten 9390 7425 Grovelands Primary School
Lockyer Community Kindergarten 9841 3144 Mt Lockyer Primary School
Lower King Community Kindergarten 9844 7238 Flinders Park Primary School
McDougall Park Community Kindergarten 9450 3909 Curtin Primary School
Mt Helena Community Kindergarten 9572 1170 Mt Helena Primary School
Mullaloo Community Kindergarten 9401 4595 Mullaloo Beach Primary School
Padbury Community Kindergarten 9401 2989 Bambara Primary School
Pineview Community Kindergarten 9337 5089 Coolbellup Community School
Rossmoyne - Riverton Community Kindergarten 9457 1356 Rossmoyne Primary School
Seaview Community Kindergarten 9384 3357 North Cottesloe Primary School
Spring Road Community Kindergarten 9293 3292 Gooseberry Hill Primary School
Tuart Hill Community Kindergarten 9444 3922 Tuart Hill Primary School


1. There are other types of preschools such as early entry or preschool classes operated by independent or catholic schools. The difference betweem government, non-government and community-based preschools is: they are funded and managed differently.

2. A range of additional early education and care services are also provided:

  • centre-based services such as long day care, before school care, after school care, vacation care and occasional care;
  • home-based services such as family day care or in-home care;
  • mobile children’s services; and
  • specific services for children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

3. Some families using preschools are eligible for fee support through funding the preschool receives from the State Government. Additionally, preschool is classified as Registered Care and families are able to claim a small rebate, via the Commonwealth Government’s Family Assistance Office. Families using services other than preschools are eligible for fee assistance from the Commonwealth Government through the Child Care Benefit system and the Child Care Tax Rebate. Claim your Child Care Subsidy 政府托儿所补贴政策详情(CCS).

4. Long day care centres (also known as childcare centres) also offer preschool education programs for children from birth–to–5 year olds. Long day care centres generally open for at least eight hours per day and run for 48 weeks a year. To find a long day care centre in your area, go to www.mychild.gov.au.

5. The national registers contain information about approved child care services, providers and certified supervisors. Check Mational Registers 托儿所评估机构官网(含每家托儿所的评分).

6. Before enrolling your child you will need to place their name on the waiting list at the preschool. The success of your application depends on the places available at the time. Government preschools and kindergartens are guided by the education department's preschool enrolment guidelines and policy. Private kindergartens have their own policies.