Ashwood Memorial Kindergarten was started in 1966 by a group of people in the Ashwood community who saw a need for a kindergarten to cater for the large numbers of children in the area.

A co-operative was formed and, with the help of a small Government grant and extensive fundraising, they built an architect-designed kindergarten on land owned by Waverley Council. The kindergarten was opened in 1968 with 56 children attending and many more on the waiting list.

Today the Kindergarten is a not-for-profit incorporated body, run by a volunteer Committee of Management. We are licensed with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and are a registered provider enabling claim of Child Care Benefit. We are part of the Monash Pre-school Association and have a building facility agreement with Monash Council, which is responsible for the building infrastructure.