This project is now complete

Thank you for participating in our survey! The information you provided helped us to understand the personal circumstances and diverse range of needs that families attending kindergarten have. When working with service providers to develop this year's draft timetables the data collected from this survey was considered. Where possible we have tried to offer a choice of session length (longer and shorter hours) and days to give you more options for your child's kindergarten year.

Cardinia Shire Council is committed to supporting the early years development of children and families. We believe attending kindergarten plays an important role in all children’s development.

While council does not directly provide early years education services, we are committed to ensuring the service is the best it can possibly be, now and into the future, and that services are delivered to meet the needs of our local children and families.

Council appoints Early Years Managers to provide early years education services to our community from council-owned facilities. In order to select am Early Years Manager, Council must undertake a Request for Early Years Managers tender process.

The agreement with the current Early Years Manager to provode early years education services at the 14 stand-alone community kindergartens is set to expire in December 2023.

As part of Council's commitment, we are asking educators and families of the 14 stand-alone community kindergartens to provide feedback via the survey below on your experience of kindergarten. Your participation in this survey will help inform how kindergarten is delivered in 2024 at these services.

The kindergarten services include:

  • Andrews Community Kindergarten
  • Avonsleigh Preschool
  • Bayles Preschool
  • Homegarth Community Kindergarten
  • Emerald Preschool
  • Bunyip Kindergarten
  • Pakenham Heights Kindergarten
  • Upper Beaconsfield Kindergarten (Stoney Creek)
  • Garfield Kindergarten
  • Pakenham Kindergarten (Main Street)
  • Upper Beaconsfield Kindergarten (McBride)
  • Koo Wee Rup Preschool
  • Nar Nar Goon Kindergarten
  • Lang Lang Preschool

To learn more about the Victorian Government commitment to three- and four-year-old kindergarten in Victoria, please click on the link below.

We are collecting your feedback to inform the 2024 kindergarten timetabling project. To see our complete Privacy Policy please see

Cardinia Shire Council privacy collection statement

Personal information collected by Council, its external service providers or contractors, is used for municipal purposes as specified in the Local Government Act 2020. The personal information will be held securely and used solely by Council for these purposes and/or directly related purposes. Council may disclose this information to other organisations if required or permitted by legislation, and who are bound by substantially similar obligations. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for the above purpose and that he or she may apply to Council for access to and/or amendment of the information. Requests for access and/or correction should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer on 1300 787 624 or

Participate in our survey

Please see the tabs below and chose the questions which relate to you – either as an educator or a family of the service.

Educators/ Staff