Program Overview

For Children who are turning 4 by April 30 with a maximum class size of 18. Kindergarten provides an educational program for children in the year prior to school entry in which qualified early childhood teachers and educators work to engage each child in effective learning, promoting communication, thinking, positive relationships, identity and wellbeing. Our curriculum is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and/or the National Early Years Learning Framework and the National Quality Framework.

Kindergarten is offered for 15 hours per week. Your child will attend for three days, with one half day and two longer days. Parents can choose from two sessional kindergarten groups and nominate their preferred group when enrolling. The sessional program follows school term dates and closes over school holidays.

Small group sizes of 18 children with 1 Bachelor-qualified kindergarten teacher and 1 Diploma-qualified educator.

Kindergarten is:

  • A place where children further develop their social skills and gain a sense of belonging to a broader, diverse community.
  • A place that encourages independent thinking.
  • A place where children are involved in meaningful learning experiences that encourage active enquiry and investigation.

The centre operates from 7.30am to 6.00pm. Nappies, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and a light late snack is provided.

Friendly

Our staff develop strong collaborative partnerships with families in diverse ways that actively support parents as the first teachers of their children. Our volunteer board and sub-committees are parents of the children attending. They dedicate their time and expertise to making our centre welcoming, caring, stimulating and positive.

Qualified

All educators participate in professional development sessions throughout the year to strengthen their existing skills and knowledge. Each educator has:
• Diploma of Children’s Services or
• Certificate III Children’s Services or equivalent
• Working with Children Checks
• Level 2 First Aid
• CPR training
• Anaphylaxis training

Experienced

Some of our staff have been employed at KCCC for lengthy periods providing children and families with stability, consistency and quality education and care. Our newest additional team members are welcomed to our staffing group bringing fresh ideas, knowledge and experience to our service.

 

Timetable

The sessional program follows school term dates and closes over the school holidays. It is offered for 15 hours per week. When enrolling, parents/guardians can nominate their preferred attendance days. We do our best to accommodate parents/guardians first preferences.

 

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Day Times   Day Times
Monday 8.30am -12.30pm Monday 1.30pm-4.30pm
Thursday 9.00am-2.30pm Tuesday 9.00am-3.00pm
Friday 9.00am -2.30pm Wednesday 9.00am-3.00pm