Our passion. Their future. Laying the foundations for life.

Kinderlea supports the unique specialness of 3-year-old preschool and the inclusion of all children into our service. We pay particular attention to the wellbeing of each child to support their social and emotional development, this, in turn, ensures children feel valued, safe, accepted, and supported within our environment. Children are then able to achieve the best possible outcomes to explore and learn.  We respect and welcome the wide diversity of culture, strengths, and abilities that each child brings to Kinderlea.

Kinderlea is a dedicated 3 year old preschool in the City of Knox, centrally located in Wantirna South behind the Studfield Shopping strip. Kinderlea 3-Year-Old Preschool is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association operating a 3 year old sessional kindergarten program and is managed by a volunteer parent Committee of Management in partnership with a dedicated, qualified, and highly experienced teaching team. From 2022 Kinderlea will receive government funding in line with the Department of Education roll-out of funded 3 year old kindergarten.


In 2016 Mariemont Early Learning Centre became Kinderlea 3-Year-Old Preschool moving from the Mariemont Preschool location (only 950m away) to provide more opportunities for our 3-year-old children to learn. By having this dedicated kindergarten space it has allowed us to provide a broad timetable that offers families a range of options to meet their needs.