Ormond Community Kindergarten

"help your child build their future"

We welcome you to the Ormond Community Kindergarten. Our kindergarten is a licensed service registered with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and abides by the Education and Care Services National regulations 2011 and the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (National Law).

The kindergarten currently offers two 4/5 year old kindergarten groups and a three year old kindergarten group. Four year old kindergarten is partially funded by the State Government, fees are levied and fundraising conducted to meet the total operating costs of the kindergarten. The three year old group does not receive any government funding and relies totally on term fees and fundraising to meet operating costs.

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The kindergarten is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children in attendance. Staff at the kindergarten consistently strive for excellence in all areas of our program to provide a quality educational foundation on which each child can build and develop. The kindergarten also offers each child the daily supply of fruit and milk; Easter egg; Christmas present; excursions; incursions and access to kindergarten animals. These things are considered part of providing a warm friendly environment, which is welcoming and supportive for all. Effective communication between home and the kindergarten is a vital ingredient in quality early childhood learning.

As a parent there are many ways in which you can make a valuable contribution to your child’s time at the kindergarten, including participation days, working bees, assisting with fundraising and by becoming a member of the Committee of Management.

The Kindergarten Environment

Ormond Community kindergarten provides a safe, secure environment with a rich outdoor playground incorporating large open spaces, cosy corners with beautiful native plants and mature trees. Children can explore the varied learning environments including large sandpits, climbing equipment, fairy and vegetable gardens. An emphasis on teaching children the importance of sustainability through water conservation, recycling and composting is practiced.

Indoors the environment promotes a sense of wonder, exploration and investigation. We offer permanent learning areas, such as library, blocks, painting, dramatic play, puzzles and creative arts where children can engage in purposeful and meaningful learning. We provide natural and open ended materials and resources for children to use within the program.

Our Philosopy & Aims of the Kindergarten

We believe childhood should be treasured, nurtured and celebrated. Children should be valued and supported as capable and curious learners. Parents are recognised as the main educators and together we enhance and contribute to children’s experiences and learning through engaging, inclusive and accessible education.

Aims

  • To provide excellent quality education, to foster a sense of wellbeing and growth in all areas of human development.
  • To provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment where children can develop emotionally, socially, physically, creatively, musically and intellectually.
  • To encourage children to learn through play.
  • To provide a sense of co-operation and friendship amongst children and their families in the kindergarten.
  • To provide a positive learning environment which encourages children to develop independence and self-esteem to reach their highest potential.
  • To provide an environment that encourages children’s respect for all life and the world around them.
  • To provide families with assistance, support and advice.
  • The kindergarten is accessible to families regardless of race, colour or creed and aims to be responsive to the cultural, linguistic and social needs of families.
  • We believe in the rights of all children regardless of gender, cultural identity, family background and religious beliefs.
  • To co-operate with other childhood health and associated services to ensure an integrated approach to child education.

Our Curriculum

Our kindergarten offers a play based curriculum.

Our curriculum is influenced by several different early childhood philosophies. We do not endorse or advocate a strict philosophical stance held by early theorists. We do acknowledge an eclectic set of influences including Friedrich Froebel, Maria Montessori, Rudolf Steiner and others.

We embrace and recognise the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. Both Frameworks support our practice.

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