Kinder

Philosophy

Our Philosophy guides our entire programme and practice at Kororoit Creek Kindergarten. It represents the values, beliefs and understandings of our community. Teachers, students and parents are invited to reflect and provide feedback on our Philosophy, and consider how our learning environment can provide the best opportunities for all.

Welcome to our kindergarten, a place for you to wonder, to question, to play and to learn. Here you are safe and can be yourself amongst friends.

Know that you will find spaces – inside and out – that are warm, wondrous and exciting. The teachers will challenge you, and support you to participate and have fun. They will listen to your ideas and take them seriously, then carefully think about how to help you take them further. Here, you will begin to take your place in a global community, preparing for school, learning skills for life, making sense of the world. We will explore with you the wonders of the natural world, planting the seeds for a sustainable future.

We welcome your family and invite them to share with us your culture, language, knowledge and interests. Remember, we are all on this learning journey together, and we will support you every step of the way.

Kinder Days and Times

Hours of operations

Three-year-old Activity Group sessions are 9.30am – 12.30pm each Friday

Four-year-old Kindergarten sessions are 8.30am – 4.00pm, with two sessions per group. Either Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday

Fees for 2020

Kindergarten fees are payable prior to the commencement of each term.

The fees for 2020 are as follows:
Three year old – $220 per term
Four year old – $325 per term

Dates to Remember 2020

11 March – Kindergarten Readiness Information Session at Melton Library Bookings essential

18 March – Kindergarten Readiness Information Session at Caroline Springs Library Bookings Essential

18 March – Enrolments open for 2021 3-year-old activity group and 4-year-old kindergarten

24 March – Kororoit Creek Kindergarten Open Evening 6pm to 8pm

 

2020 Curriculum days

Monday 18 May

Friday 14 August

Monday 2 November

Tours

If you are interested in finding out about our curriculum and learning environment, or have questions regarding the programme, please feel free to come along to one of our afternoon tours. These 15 minute tours are offered throughout the year for prospective families, and are run by teaching staff in the kindergarten. They occur out of session times to ensure the privacy of our children and families.

Tours start at 4:15pm.  Please meet in the Kindergarten foyer, bookings are not taken.

Upcoming tours:

27 February 2020

26 March 2020

30 April 2020

28 May 2020

25 June 2020

30 July 2020

27 August 2020

17 September 2020

29 October 2020

26 November 2020

Enrolments

Four-Year-Old Enrolments

Four-Year-Old Enrolments are managed wholly through the Melton City Council. First round enrolments for 2021 will open on 18 March and close in June 2020. Families will be notified of enrolment in July 2020 by Melton City Council. Enrolment applications can still be made after this date, however they will not be included in the first round offers. Enrolment confirmation from the kinder will commence from September 2020.

Your child must be 4 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Kindergarten to be eligible for a funded Four-Year-Old Kindergarten place.

Four-year-old kindergarten enrolments will open on 18 March 2020 via the Melton City Council website

Three-Year-Old Enrolments

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten at Kororoit Creek is a beautiful and exciting way for your child to start their formal education. We support children to develop social, cognitive and motor skills in an engaging and wondrous learning environment. Our staff are nurturing and caring, and work closely with families to develop the best learning experience for each child.

Kororoit Creek Kindergarten is a City of Melton facility we will be using the same process, timeline and ballot system for enrolments for 2021. Applications for our three-year-old activity program will be open on 18 March and close in June 2020. It doesn’t matter when, within that time, you submit your application as all enrolments are treated equally, in line with the Council’s Kindergarten enrolment policy. You will be notified of the outcome of the ballot by September 2020.

If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place you will be asked if you would like to be placed on the waiting list and will be advised if a place becomes available. Parents who have more than one child they would like enrolled in the kinder eg twins, triplets etc will be allocated the appropriate number of places required if they are successful.

Your child must be 3 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.

Three-year-old enrolments will open on the School Interviews website on 18 March 2020. A code will be required, which will be advertised closer to the enrolment opening date.

Parent Handbook