In the heart of Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula, Toorak College offers an exceptional Early Learning program for Kindergarten and Pre-Prep children, which acts as the start of their academic journey.

Early Learning

Kindergarten and Pre-Prep Program

Toorak’s Early Learning Centre is open to our three and four-year-old children, delighting in new learning opportunities and experiences that will form their foundation of understanding. Our qualified teachers ensure our littlest learners create purposeful and meaningful connections throughout their time with us and beyond.

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To enlighten is to give someone greater knowledge or understanding. When a young person enters our Early Learning Centre, they develop their sense of self, understanding of others and find their connection to the world around them.
Miss Melissa Schoorman, Head of Wardle House and Deputy Principal

Play-based learning philosophy

Our children are engaged in a supportive and fun-filled learning environment as they discover through play. Influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach, our children are recognised as capable and resourceful learners. Our qualified teachers promote creativity and play-based learning through explicit and implicit teaching, enabling our children to explore their surroundings and make independent discoveries.

Specialist program delivered by expert teachers

The Early Learning program is complemented by specialist classes in Creative Arts, STEM-X, Health & Wellbeing, Language & Cultural Appreciation and Performing Arts. These classes run each week and are taught by specialist teachers.

  • STEM-X programs: Science, Robotics, Construction and Technology

  • Creative Arts: Visual Art, Movement and Out and About

  • Performing Arts: Music, Drama and Dance

  • Language and Cultural Appreciation: Mandarin and Library

  • Health and Wellbeing: Physical Education, PMP, Mindfulness and Nutrition

Rated as Exceeding all 7 National Quality Standards

Our Toorak College Early Learning Centre has achieved an ‘Exceeding’ rating across all 7 quality areas of the National Quality Standard assessment. This rating is reflective of the care, dedication and passion of our ELC teaching staff in partnership with an exceptional learning environment and high-quality education program.

Types of Early Learning Programs at Toorak College

When your child is ready to commence their first academic experience, Toorak College awaits. With flexible learning programs available, your child can choose to take a small step or a big leap into their academic journey.


Taste of School
Love to Learn
Early Learning Advantage

Taste of School

Kindergarten 2 day program for 3-year-old children (Children must have turned 3 years old by February 1 of the year they enter)

2 day program: Thursday, Friday

Specialist classes include: Language and Cultural Appreciation, Library, Health/PE and Wellbeing

Pre-Prep 3 day program for 4-year-old children (Children must have turned 4 years old by February 1 of the year they enter)

3 day program: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Specialist classes include: STEM-X, Creative Arts, Language and Cultural Appreciation and Performing Arts

Love to Learn

Kindergarten 3 day program for 3-year-old children (Children must have turned 3 years old by February 1 of the year they enter)

3 day program: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Specialist classes include: STEM-X, Creative Arts, and Performing Arts

Or

3 day program: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Specialist classes include: Performing Arts, Language and Cultural Appreciation, Health/PE and Wellbeing

Or

3 day program: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Specialist classes include: STEM-X, Creative Arts, Health/PE and Wellbeing

Pre-Prep 4 day program for 4-year-old children (Children must have turned 4 years old by February 1 of the year they enter)

4 day program: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Specialist classes include: STEM-X, Creative Arts, Language and Cultural Appreciation, Health/PE and Wellbeing

Early Learning Advantage

Our Early Years Advantage program is rich in opportunities for students to advance their reading, writing and problem-solving skills within a play-based environment. This unique five-day program exposes students to a wide range of specialist classes while participating in a whole school atmosphere.

Kindergarten 5 day program for 3-year-old children (Children must have turned 3 years old by February 1 of the year they enter)

5 day program: Monday to Friday

Specialist classes include: STEM-X, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Language and Cultural Appreciation, Health and Wellbeing

Pre-Prep 5 day program for 4-year-old children (Children must have turned 4 years old by February 1 of the year they enter)

5 day program: Monday to Friday

Specialist classes include: STEM-X, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Language and Cultural Appreciation, Health and Wellbeing


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