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.
$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
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Masters of Education (Early Childhood)
Early Childhood Worker
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Early Childhood Worker