Kindergarten

Yorketown Community Children’s Centre provides early childhood services where all children, families and all workers feel welcome and included.

We prioritise nurturing relationships to provide consistent emotional support. We are attuned to children’s thoughts and feelings and constantly striving to build strong and secure attachments between staff and children.

We are a community children’s service, an important part of our local community. We work hard to form strong partnerships with families. This means knowing the children and their families, understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes and valuing each other’s knowledge of children.

We value communicating respectfully and freely with each other, trusting each other and sharing ideas, insights and decision-making.

 

Pre – Entry Sessions

Children are offered one session of kindergarten per week for 8 weeks in term 4, subject to the capacity of the centre, prior to your child starting full time pre-school.

 

Contributions/Fees

$65.00 per term, $60.00 if paid within 2 weeks of receipt of invoice.

 

Programming, Assessment and Reporting

Educators use the Early Years Learning Framework or ‘Belonging, Being, Becoming’ document as a guideline for programming, assessment and reporting. The ‘My Time, Our Place’ document is used to guide the learning of the children accessing the Out of School Hours Care Service
Children are assessed using observations, learning stories and anecdotes, photographs and staff discussion in regard to specific areas of development.
You are welcome to discuss your child’s development with the director or educators at any time – just ask.

 

Kindergarten Session Times

Tuesday: 8.45am – 2.45pm
Alternate Wednesdays: 8.45am – 2.45pm (Odd weeks of term)
Thursday: 8.45am – 2.45pm

Our Guiding Statement

‘Children are encouraged to develop to their full potential within a safe, caring and supportive environment, that recognises families as the child’s first teacher and acknowledges the strong links between children, their culture and their community’

Our Kindergarten Staff

Meagan Wynne

Meagan Wynne

Director

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Jill Huntley

Jill Huntley

Teacher

Masters of Education (Early Childhood)

Anna Phasey

Anna Phasey

Early Childhood Worker

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Fran Robinson

Fran Robinson

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Early Childhood Worker