About the WPSA

The PreSchool Association was formed in 1965 by a number of Nunawading Kindergartens who wanted to set up a support network for themselves. It rapidly grew to the stage where all the kindergartens in the City of Nunawading became members. The Association became a forum for the kindergartens to discuss issues important to the operation of kindergartens as well as involving itself in other community service issues.
When the government decided to amalgamate Nunawading and Box Hill, the Association changed to the Whitehorse PreSchool Association or the WPSA. The Association invited all the kindergartens within the former City of Box Hill to become members. The Box Hill kindergartens have progressively joined, so that now all kindergartens in the City of Whitehorse are members of the Association.

The WPSA is not a Whitehorse Council organisation, however they do provide financial support, which is greatly appreciated.  The PreSchool Association is made up of a group of volunteer parents, elected each year at the Associations Annual General Meeting, from the various kindergartens that the Association represents.


The main aims of the Whitehorse PreSchool Association, are:

  • To make preschool educational services available to every child that applies for preschool in the City of Whitehorse.
  • To act as a coordinating body for all preschool committees and other similar organisation in the City of Whitehorse wishing to affiliate with the Association.
  • To work in cooperation with the currently responsible Government Authority for the establishment and operation of preschool centres in accord with the approved standards.
  • To support management committees to operate their own preschool centres in accord with the approved standards.
  • To coordinate the enrolment of students for all member preschools and help develop enrolment selection criteria.


Join the WPSA

If you are interested in joining the Whitehorse PreSchool Association, as a member or affiliated kindergarten, please contact the Association Manager (Refer to the 'Contact Us' page on this web site).