Civic Kindergarten

Middle Park


Civic Kindergarten (Pre-School Association Middle Park Incorporated) has a rich history and was first established in 1956 in the premises of an old bakery.  Now it is part of a busy community hub known as the Middle Park Community Centre, with other services such as the Maternal and Child Health Centre, Toy Library, a small Library service, playgroups and more.

Civic is a community managed kindergarten with a voluntary Committee of Management comprised of current parents of children enrolled in the centre.  Our business name is Preschool Association Middle Park Inc. and the committee is responsible for compliance with licensing and funding requirements set down by the Department of Education and Training (DET), as well as employment of all staff.  These parents are democratically elected at an Annual General Meeting and have generously volunteered to carry out all necessary responsibilities to manage the kindergarten.  Whilst the Director of Teaching (Natalie Armany) is employed to run the kindergarten on a day to day basis, the Committee oversees the financial and regulatory business of the kindergarten and review all policy and procedures as required.  They will also work with staff to achieve the rating for the kindergarten with the National Quality Standard.

The Committee of Management and the Director of Teaching meet every 6 weeks.

The building and grounds are owned and maintained by the City of Port Phillip.

The kindergarten caters for two age groups who attend at separate times – a 3 year old program that runs for 8 hours per week and a 4 year old program that runs for 15 hours per week during the Victorian school term.