What is changing?

Victoria is transitioning to a 30-hour pre-prep program for 4-year-olds. This means more kindergarten for children and more support for parents to re-join the workforce.

Frankston City Council is upgrading and extending Kindergartens and Maternal and Child Health Services. This work is required so all children can access free kindergarten in a community setting.

Investment in early learning is proven to have positive benefits for society including better health, happiness, resilience and social equality.

What is Council doing?

Council provides 23 kindergarten buildings and 13 Maternal and Child Health Services and we have:

  • Assessed demographics to map current and future need.
  • Undertaken functional assessments to determine a current buildings “fit for purpose”.
  • Undertaken feasibility assessments to determine what is possible.
  • Mapped the impact on space requirements of the Pre-prep program (30 hours a week for four-year-olds) and the increase to 15 hours a week for three-year-olds.

We are now planning a number of kindergarten projects to expand existing services and create new kindergartens in areas of need.

Planned Kindergarten Upgrades

Below are the kindergartens or local areas that have been identified for a new build or expansion. Read more about what is planned for these Centres and provide your feedback.
  • New Seaford Child and Family Centre

    Seaford kindergarten is being expanded. The new custom designed building will provide a space for the Maternal and Child Health Service, Youth Services and playgroup.

    Community Engagement Complete.  
  • Kindergarten Strategy

    The Victorian State Government is currently rolling out a pre-prep program which will require Council to provide new and upgraded kingergartens across our suburbs.

    Community Engagement Complete.  
  • Baden Powell Kindergarten expansion

    Baden Powell kindergraten is being expanded to create three kinder rooms and a space for maternal and child health and allied heath services.

    Engagement now closed. Reporting in progress. 
  • Riviera Kindergarten, Seaford

    Riveria Kindergarten is being expanded to provide three kinder rooms, an additional consultation room and more car parking spaces.

    Community Engagement Complete.  
  • New Langwarrin Child and Family Centre

    The proposed Child and Family Centre at Long Street Reserve in Langwarrin is proposed to include Langwarrin Pre-school, Maternal and Child Health, playgroup and parent education.

    Community Engagement Complete.