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This year Lady Forster Kindergarten is celebrating its centenary!  Join us as we celebrate the significant impact our little kindergarten has had for so many people over the last century.

From our humble beginnings in 1924 in the Salvation Army Hall in Port Melbourne to where we are today on the beautiful Elwood foreshore.  

We will have a number of events this year to mark this special 100 year milestone.  

If you have a story or pictures to share about your time at Lady Forster Kindergarten – or know someone who does – please get in touch.

Child Safety

Child Safety is everyone’s responsibility.

LFK is fully committed to the health, safety, well-being and empowerment of all our children, and the effective delivery of child safe practices. Read our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety here and our #8 Child Safe Environment Policy here.

Reconciliation action plan

LFK is committed to reconciliation and has released the first draft of its Reconciliation Action Plan, with plans to finalise this important plan in 2023. Find out more here.

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Our Programs

About Us

Lady Forster Kindergarten is a community-managed kindergarten situated on Boonwurrung Country by Port Phillip Bay in Elwood offering three and four-year old sessional kindergarten and four-year old long day kindergarten programs.

The kindergarten boasts generous rooms and a large, natural outdoor play space with room for children to enjoy a sense of freedom within clear boundaries. Beyond these boundaries we have a flourishing kitchen garden and with our Beach Curriculum, children’s experiences extend into the beach/bush environment surrounding the kindergarten. Together with Elwood PlaySpace adjacent to the kindergarten, children have boundless opportunities to immerse in nature.

Sessional Kindergarten

We offer separate programs for three and four year olds enabling us to provide age-appropriate programs for each age group.

Friday Care

The Friday Care program operates every Friday during term time, with half or full day options.

Extended Hours Kindergarten

The four and five-year-old Extended Hours Kindergarten program operates Monday to Friday.

Holiday Program

The Holiday Programs run at the end of Terms 1, 2 & 3 and is open to enrolled LFK families and their older siblings.

See our children in action at Lady Forster Kindergarten


What's On



Giving Back…

Our amazing ‘Events Team’ of volunteer parents has put a “Capital C” in Community this year with two initiatives that model for our children the

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