Cardigan Village Uniting Kindergarten

Cardigan Village Uniting Kindergarten

2 Mitchell Drive, Cardigan Village VIC 3352

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Early Learning Centre

Early learning in Cardigan Village.

Located on Mitchell Drive on the outskirts of Ballarat next to Cardigan Village Park, our kindergarten offers an environment based on the values of friendship, kindness, empathy, belonging, resilience, teamwork and fairness.

Our educators are passionate about offering activities and programs that foster social connections, confidence, community spirit and a sense of belonging for all children.

Your child will enjoy time exploring the environment and connecting with the world around us.

Our goal is to nurture happy, healthy children and inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Program hours and fees

Our centre

Your child will enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor experiences as they explore, learn and care for the environment. Our kinder offers:

Our centre

Your child will enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor experiences as they explore, learn and care for the environment. Our kinder offers:

Our little learners say
“At kinder, I love running, my friends and playing outside.”

- Little learner

Learning experiences

The team at Cardigan Village Kindergarten will support your child to build foundations for positive learning and wellbeing. Your child will:

Excursions and incursions

Your child will enjoy excursions and incursions including:

Family and community connections

Families are their children’s first teachers, so we welcome you to join in:

Program hours and fees

Team Leader and Teacher


Hi, I’m Sherri and I’ve been the Team Leader and a Teacher at Cardigan Village Uniting Kindergarten since 2019. I’ve worked in the sector for 27 years and hold a Bachelor of Teaching and Graduate Diploma in Education.

I love forming positive connections with children and their families to become a part of their extended family as children begin their education journey. Every child brings their own set of unique characteristics and to see them grow and develop is something I love being a part of. I also love being part of the wonderful Education team at Uniting, learning from one another and sharing our experiences so that we are always growing professionally.

At Cardigan Village Uniting Kindergarten, we value the secure attachments that children form with us, the importance of play and an environment that’s warm and welcoming to families. Our educational program allows children to be curious, learn and have fun, while experiencing new things, be empowered to be themselves, celebrate their culture, language, and feelings. We respect that families are a child’s first teacher, helping them to be informed, empowered, healthy and resilient individuals.

In our kindergarten we make friends, form connections, and celebrate community spirit.

Health and wellbeing

Mental health

Our educators are trained in various programs to support the mental health of your child. We explore emotions with the children and ways to self-regulate, co-operate, and understand feelings. Our educators are skilled in working with children who have experienced challenges and trauma. We also offer mental health support for families if you find yourself in need of assistance. 


We encourage children to eat well and be active to help take care of themselves. We do this by teaching children about nutrition and eating well. We enjoy cooking session to teach the children how to cook healthy food. We also encourage our children to drink well, placing an emphasis on the importance of drinking water instead of sugary drinks. We are partner with Smiles 4 Miles, which is a healthy lifestyle and oral health initiative to promote wellbeing in young children.

Safe environment

As a child safe organisation, our educators undergo regular working with children’s and police checks. We are focussed on delivering learning and development in a safe and supportive environment, so you can trust that your child is in good hands.

Policies and downloads


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