Kindergarten is an important part of children’s development and prepares them for their educational journey. Free Three- and Four-Year-Old Kinder will be available across the Buloke Shire at five contemporary facilities.

The Birchip, Charlton, Donald & Wycheproof facilities are managed by the YMCA Ballarat.

The Sea Lake Facility is managed by Mallee Track Health and Community Services

The Buloke Shire Council and Early Years managers are committed to the implementation of universal access to early childhood education (15 hours of funded 4 year old kindergarten in the year before school) and have implemented that philosophy since the start of 2013. 

Further information on the kindergarten services provided in the Buloke Shire are available by contacting the Early Years Managers, YMCA Ballarat & Mallee Track Health and Community Services, or by contacting Council’s Community Services Department on 1300 520 520.