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 support you to participate, have fun and challenge you to take risks in play. 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. Partnership with professionals and members of our broader community are valued and encouraged to achieve shared goals. Remember, we are all on this learning journey together, continually reflecting on our practices and principles to support you every step of the way.
Together we acknowledge this land where we learn and play and its first people, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and future and make an ongoing commitment to authentically embed Aboriginal culture within our Kindergarten environment and program.
Kinder Days and Times
Hours of operation in 2021
Three-year-old Activity Group sessions are 8:30am – 1:30pm 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 2021
The fees for 2021 for 3 and 4-year-olds have been waived.
Dates to Remember 2021
- 24 March – 2022 Kindergarten applications open
- 18 June – 2022 Kindergarten registrations close for first-round offers
- 5-9 July – First-round offers sent out to families
- 9 July – 2022 Kindergarten registrations close for second-round offers
- 26-30 July – Second-round offers sent out to families
2021 Curriculum days
Wednesday 27 January
Monday 16 August
Monday 1 November
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 are held at 4pm on the first Monday of each month during school terms.
Bookings are not required.
12 July 2021
2 August 2021
6 September 2021
4 October 2021
8 November 2021
6 December 2021
Three and Four-Year-Old Enrolments
Our Kindergarten at Kororoit Creek is a beautiful and exciting way for your child to start their formal education. We support children to develop social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills in an engaging and wondrous learning environment. Our staff are nurturing, caring, and work closely with families to develop the best learning experience for each child.
Kororoit Creek Kindergarten is a City of Melton facility and all enrolments for 2022 will be managed wholly through the Melton City Council. First-round enrolments for 2022 will open on 24 March and close on 18 June 2021. Families will be notified of enrolment in the week commencing 5 July 2021 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 2021.
Your child must be 4 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Four-Year-Old Kindergarten.
Your child must be 3 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Three-Year-Old Kindergarten.
3-year-old 2021 enrolments are now closed. To put your child on the 2021 waitlist, please fill the expression of interest form.
Kindergarten enrolments are open via the Melton City Council website
Policies and Procedures
All our Kindergarten practices are based on effectively documented policies and procedures. These policies are available to families in our Parent Library, and here online. If you would like a hard copy pdf of any of the policies, please contact Karen in the office.