Welcome to the Eltham North Preschool Website!


First of all, a bit about us…

Eltham North Preschool is a not for profit kindergarten run by TRY Children’s Services which provides sessional preschool programs for both 3 year old and 4 year old groups. We work closely with Nillumbik Council as well as The Department of Education & Early Childhood Development to deliver an excellent early educational experience for our children.  We have close ties with feeder schools in the area to help prepare your child for a smooth and happy transition to primary school.


Situated at the end of a peaceful cul-de-sac, the preschool is bordered by a small council playground.  This native reserve, home to several kookaburras and rosellas, is often the location for impromptu play dates for children and parents before or after their preschool sessions.

Set in a quiet residential area, our kinder has an extensive outdoor bush land playground which includes:

  • ample shaded areas
  • a climbing structure with a slide and cargo net
  • a cubby-house
  • fairy garden
  • murals
  • a wooden boat and train
  • a large undercover sandpit; and
  • vegetable gardens

Our Preschool centre is large and bright and is extremely well-resourced with art and craft supplies, educational and fun toys for indoor and outdoor use, a large children’s and parent’s library, a ‘home corner’, reading corner and dress up costumes.

Our friendly, caring and experienced staff are passionate about Early Childhood Education. Together they form a happy and cohesive team dedicated to developing and delivering stimulating programs within a nurturing learning environment.

Eltham North Preschool integrates all children and recognises that every child has individual strengths and a unique outlook.  Our staff are committed to working closely with families to achieve a positive and enjoyable experience for all children at such a significant developmental stage in their lives. We recognise the importance of the home/preschool partnership in the education process and warmly welcome families to our preschool community. Throughout the year you will find a range of activities on offer for the whole family.

Eltham North Preschool is a great place to make new friends, as well as get involved with your child’s education.

 3 Year Old Enrolments for 2019

For enquiries, please contact TRY Children’s Services on 03 8545 9514 or visit their website https://trycs.org.au/eltham-north-preschool/ for more enrolment information and forms.

4 Year Old Enrolments for 2019

To find out whether places are still available for 2019 contact TRY Children’s Services on 03 8545 9514 or visit their website https://trycs.org.au/eltham-north-preschool/

4 Year Old Enrolments for 2020

Enrolment in our 4 year old program operates under Nillumbik Council’s Central Preschool Enrolment System.

Registrations open on the first business day in March each year, two years before your child is eligible to attend four year old preschool.

If you are interested please contact Nillumbik Shire on:

phone 03 9433 3161 email preschool@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

or to download an application form, visit


for more enrolment information.