Welcome to Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat
37 McNeill Street, Ararat, VIC 3377, Australia
Call Us03 53524995


Welcome to Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat

Join Our Journey of Discovery

Our purpose built childcare centre provides care and education for all children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment.

What We Offer

A secure and positive learning environment for children

Our main values

Our Philosophy & Mission

We strive to work together to build and maintain trusting and respectful relationships with both children and families.


Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat provides exceptional quality care and education for children aged six weeks to five years including a kindergarten program with a Qualified Kindergarten Teacher.


Our meals are prepared in our registered kitchen, using fresh ingredients some are from our children’s gardens. Our Qualified chef plans and prepares healthy and nutritonal meals. We have a seasonal menu which also rotates every 3 weeks to provide variety and multicultural meals to invite children to try new tastes and promoting cultural awareness. Children participate in growing, picking and cooking experiences from our garden.


We have strong links with our local community and your children will attend regular community excursions. Families are advised of these community events upon enrolment.


We are committed to sustainable practices when educating the children on how they can help to minimize waste, reduce energy and water consumption and less toxins. We have introduced a vegetable garden, a worm farm and recycling stations and a continuing program in education for children.

How to Enroll Your Child In Our Service?

Join Our Journey of Discovery
Call Us 03 53524995


Qualified Teachers

My name is Anu kaur, fully qualified teacher. We migrated from New Zealand in 2014 to Ararat. My qualification is from University of Auckland, New Zealand. I have gained valuable experiences in early childhood education for years. In my family, I have two sons and my husband works in the community services. I love to travel, listening to music, and spending time with with loved ones. Thanks.

Anu kaur

Anu kaur

Hi, my name is Jasmine, and I am very excited to be a new educator at Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat.

I am currently studying Cert 3 in Early childhood education and care with only 20% of my assessments to go. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to pressure my passion for helping young children learn and grow at Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat. I have plans for the near future to continue with my studies in childcare by going into a diploma through a traineeship, I am looking forward to becoming a part of the team at Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat. In my free time, I enjoy playing netball and spending quality time with my family and pets.

I have wanted to be a childcare educator for as long as I can remember and am thrilled to be working with the educators and children at Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat.



Hello, I am Ang SHERPA, I moved to Ararat in 2021 with my family from Craigieburn.  I come from a nursing background. I adore children and from a very young age I always loved babies.I am a mother of a son. Since I became a mother,  I decided to change my career as a childcare educator. I am studying Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and currently working in Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat. I was born and brought up in Nepal. I am very lucky to be a part this beautiful team.I like to spend free time cooking my traditional food, listening to music. I consider myself self-motivated, hardworking, patient, honest and passionate about working with children and parents. I love working at Ararat Childcare because it’s such a fun and enjoyable place to be. We are like a big family. Getting to know the children and their families is so rewarding and as a parent myself now I can appreciate how important the relationships between families and our staff is. I love being around children and see them growing, learning new things everyday.



Hi everyone! My name is Brooke Le Poidevin and I am one of the Certificate 3 qualified educators at Ararat Childcare Kinder Retreat.

I am 26 years old and was born here in Ararat however have lived in various areas across Victoria, spent a few years in Queensland as a teen and a couple of years in Tasmania recently with my husband and children. We have 4 beautiful children together 3 sons and a little baby girl.  I was a stay at home mum for 7.5 years before joining the team here and always found so much joy and fulfilment aiding my 3 older children in their learning and development which lead me to pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education and Care. I’m very passionate about my own learning also and believe it is very important to always be developing my knowledge.

We have a wonderful team here at Ararat Childcare and Kinder Retreat and I am so grateful to be a part of it where I get to work alongside all your beautiful children too.

Brooke Le Poidevin

Brooke Le Poidevin

Our activities

Skills That Children Will Learn
  • Table/Floor Toys
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sand Play
  • Play Dough
  • Building Blocks
  • Water Play

what parents say

Testimonials About Little Birdies

Thank you for the wonderful programs that our kids get to enjoy and participate in! I loved how everything is organized, and can tell for sure that my kids are in great caring hands of professional teachers. I appreciate what you do for us!

Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson


Your center is great! Every parent should know that theu can rely on your professional help with kids, and that here they can learn a lot about education, parenting, learning and teaching. this means a lot in todays world. Thanks for everything!

Henry Montega

Henry Montega


As every mother would, I definitely was looking for a school that I could rely on. Trustimg your child in someone else’s hands isn’t easy, however Little birdies proved that I can be calm about my kid’s wellbeing and education. Thank you so much!

Deanna Moore

Deanna Moore


Registration Open

Opening on 18 th Jan 2021

Open Day

Open Day From 10:30 – 2:30
18 JANUARY 2021


From the Outdoor Area & Rooms