Play-Learn-Grow 3yr Kindergarten 

Early education pays off

Our three year old kindergarten program is run by a degree qualified, registered Early Childhood Teacher.  During 2020, we will run our program as one six-hour Play-Learn-Grow session on a Friday and a 3-hour bush kinder session on a Thursday during school terms.

Three year old kindergarten is a great way to provide children with opportunities to socialise with other children, develop their language and numeracy skills, aid self-regulation and develop emotional skills whilst instilling a love of learning at an early age.

Our program operates in a play based environment in accordance with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning (EYLF) and Development Framework (VEYLDF).

Children's unique strengths and interests form the basis of the program which may include:

  • project based learning

  • incursions

  • gardening

  • messy play

  • interactions with our primary schools

  • music

  • outdoor play in all weather

  • STEM experiences (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)

  • beyond-the-gate explorations and much more.

There is mounting evidence to support two years of kindergarten prior to school,  Research from Victoria University shows that attending both three and four year old kindergarten improves children's readiness for school, with particular impact on their early literacy, social and emotional skills.

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Tel: 03-5786-1352



37-69 Extons Road

Kinglake Central, VIC, 3757