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Early Learning

At Ruyton Early Learning, we believe in nurturing curiosity, wonder, adventure and joyful learning as children discover and explore their world. Our Early Learning program is for girls and boys aged 3-5 years old.

'At Ruyton Early Learning, children are seen as strong, curious and capable learners. Our environment creates opportunities for children to share their theories and thinking, and build on their existing knowledge. We engage with children, families and community to ensure our program is constantly evolving with the children’s needs and interests. It is a beautiful space, an extension of home, where everyone is welcomed and cared for.'

In line with the Reggio Emilia approach, we recognise young children as competent and capable learners, able to share their thinking and theories and be resourceful and creative. Children are provided with opportunities for challenges and success. The learning environment affords students ample time to explore and experiment, to reflect and revisit learning, and to develop awareness of their own abilities.

Ruyton Kindergarten and Pre Prep Programs

Each learning group is designed differently and reflects the children, staff and families who belong to it. Early Learning builds upon children’s knowledge and experiences and is designed to enhance the development, creativity and learning opportunities of each child and the group. There is a continued focus on the development of early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as inquiry learning skills. Children in Kindergarten and Pre Prep enjoy Story and Research (Library), and Music and Dance with Specialist teachers. Our Pre Prep children also participate in French Language and Culture learning.

Children at Early Learning Centre Melbourne

Kindergarten Groups (3-4 year old children)

(commonly know as 3 year old kindergarten)

During school terms 

Group 1: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-3pm

Group 2: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm


Pre Prep Groups (4-5 year old children)

(commonly known as 4 year old kindergarten)

During school terms

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-3pm


Extended Hours

Before Care

Ruyton Early Learning offers Before Care for children enrolled in Kindergarten or Pre Prep. Before Care operates from 7.30am to 8.45am and is staffed by our qualified educators. 

After Care

Ruyton Early Learning offers After Care for children enrolled in Kindergarten or Pre Prep. After Care operates from 3pm to 6pm and is staffed by our qualified educators. The program offers opportunities for learning, fun and rest and relaxation. 

Holiday Program

Ruyton Early Learning offers a Holiday Program for children enrolled in Kindergarten or Pre Prep and is staffed by our qualified educators. The Holiday Program operates during the last week of January, school term holidays and the last weeks of December, leading up to Christmas.

Learn more about our Early Learning Philosophy


Ruyton Early Learning - the journey starts here.

For further information contact our Admissions team at admissions@ruyton.vic.edu.au or call + 61 (3) 9819 2422. 

Exceeding PNG

In 2022, Ruyton Early Learning received a rating of Exceeding in all seven areas of the National Quality Standard.


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