Rothschild Road Kindergarten @ Willowbank Primary School

This brand new kindergarten is based within the school grounds at Willowbank Primary School in Gisborne, on Wurundjeri land. The kindergarten program invites children to explore, discover, create, investigate, wonder, be spontaneous, take supported risks, make mess and noise, and be wholly engaged in learning through play. Being located within the school grounds provides even more opportunities for children to experience learning in the outdoors and develop their sense of belonging in the wider community.

Rothschild Road Kindergarten is managed by the NSEYC.

Our purpose is to Love a Life of Learning and Living. Our values are Trust, Respect, Relationships and Curiosity, and these values inform everything we do. We specialise in delivering high-quality early learning programs in close partnership with families, schools and the broader community, as we know this has enormous benefits for children’s lifelong learning. Our educational philosophy includes a focus on authentic relationships to support individual children’s wellbeing and development, with a strong emphasis on learning through play in nature.

Facilities and Services

The kindergarten offers programs for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. All programs are for 15 hours per week and are FREE (no cost to families).

The timetable for 2024 is as follows:

  • 3-year-old program:
    Mondays and Tuesdays, 8.30am to 4pm, OR
  • 3/4-year-old programs:
    Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8.30am to 1.30pm
    Thursdays and Fridays, 8.30am to 4pm
  • 4-year-old program:
    Thursdays and Fridays, 8.30am to 4pm

How to enrol

2024 enrolments: To apply for either the 3 or 4-year-old program in 2024 please download and complete the application form and email it to

2025 enrolments: To apply for either the 3 or 4-year-old program in 2025, please download and complete the application form and email it to

Our enrolment officer will then contact you to advise whether there are places available and complete the enrolment process, or will add your name to our waiting list.

Contact Details

Address: 73 Rothschild Rd, Gisborne VIC 3437
(in the grounds of Willowbank Primary School)
Phone: (03) 8692 2066
NSEYC Office phone (for enrolments): 9306 1662