Starting kindergarten is an important milestone in the lives of both you and your child. To be eligible to enrol in a funded kindergarten program, your child must be at least four years old by 30 April of the year they are starting kindergarten. For further information visit education.vic.gov.au.
Both centres offer a range of services to ensure local families have the best in early education and care. This includes long day care for the times your child isn’t attending kindergarten or just because your schedule cannot accommodate certain times of the day.
Bush Kinder – Yarra Junction
Preschool education with nature feel. Held outdoors in the natural environment, in many forms of weather, children are encouraged to take the lead in playing, exploring and learning in a natural environment. Our Bush Kindergarten program recognises the place the bush holds in our community, Australian traditional stories and the significance of the land in Aboriginal culture. Held in the Bush Block adjacent to our three and four year old preschool, separated by outdoor yard fence. The Bush Kinder program aims to develop children’s risk management skills, social and emotional development, imaginative play, community and environment connection as well as strengthening and supporting our preschool children’s transition to school. Our program enables children to engage in natural outdoor spaces with plants, trees, rocks, mud and water to invite open ended interactions, spontaneity, risk taking and a connection with nature.