Kindergarten service providers in Cardinia Shire

  • Cardinia Shire Council is committed to supporting the development of our local children in their early years.  We’re committed to making sure the early years services provided to children and families in Cardinia Shire are the best they can be – now and into the future.
  • While Council does not directly provide early years education services, it engages early years managers to operate and manage kindergarten services on our behalf.
  • This page has information about kindergarten service providers in Cardinia Shire.
  • The licence agreement in place with bestchance to deliver services at 14 kindergartens across the shire is expiring in December 2023. In addition, a provider is required to deliver services from the start of 2024 at Toun-nun Child and Family Centre, which is being built in Officer. 
  • Council is required by law to ensure that early years service providers are selected in a fair, competitive and robust manner in the open market.
  • Council conducted a Request for Early Years Managers procurement process in 2023. This process guaranteed that all early years education service providers across Australia were given the opportunity to express interest in serving Cardinia Shire families. 

The procurement process outlined above is complete.

As announced on 25 August 2023, the following service providers have been selected to operate and manage kindergarten services at these centres from the start of Term 1, 2024: 

One Tree Community Services:

  • Andrews Community Kindergarten 
  • Homegarth Community Kindergarten 
  • Pakenham Heights Kindergarten 
  • Pakenham Kindergarten (Main St) 
  • Nar Nar Goon Kindergarten 
  • Avonsleigh Preschool 
  • Emerald Preschool 
  • Upper Beaconsfield Kindergarten (Stoney Creek) 
  • Upper Beaconsfield Kindergarten (McBride) 

Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS):

  • Bayles Preschool 
  • Bunyip Kindergarten 
  • Garfield Kindergarten 
  • Koo Wee Rup Preschool 
  • Lang Lang Preschool 
  • Toun-nun Child and Family Centre, Officer (opening in 2024)

Council would like to acknowledge and thank bestchance for the service it has provided to children and families at these kindergartens prior to 2024.

Families have been contacted directly about these changes.

If you have queries about how the change to kindergarten service providers impacts you, you can:

  • visit the FAQ page 
  • email
  • call 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to the Early Years team

For queries about your kindergarten service: Contact the provider directly.