Welcome to DHLP

We are an independent, not for profit, preschool and pre-kindergarten service in the Bendigo region.

Our aim is to provide your child with the security, warmth and joy essential
to their development and growth, to optimise their learning within these vital years.
We understand that placing your child in kindergarten and pre-kindergarten is an important decision, and as such we feel privileged to play an integral role in your child’s learning and development.

Child Safe – CovidSafe with DHLP

ECEC staff are not required to wear face masks while educating or caring, but those who wish to do so, can. Staff must wear face masks in indoor areas of the service when not educating or caring

Please sign in with the DHLP QR Code if on the premises for longer than 15 minutes inline with our COVID Safe Plan 2021

COVIDSafe Victorian Government : Department of Education : ELAA

A Little History 

Dr Harry little was a Bendigo GP in the 1960’s.  Our Preschool was built on the land left in a trust by his sisters and opened in October 1973.  By 2010 there was a shortage of Preschool places for children in Bendigo so the Committee of Management opened a second room by utilising the space previously occupied by Noah’s Ark toy library.  We are now able to accommodate and educate 88 kindergarten children and 40 (3yr old)  Prekinder children.

As we are not run by, or are on council land, we rely on the support of our families to maintain our building and playground.

Acknowledge of Country

We acknowledge and pay respect to the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the original custodians of the land we meet on. We commit ourselves to actively work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for reconciliation and justice.

Welcome to Country presented by Maggie, Green Group 2020