East Sale Uniting Kindergarten

Kindergarten
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Open day May 18th. Call us to arrange a tour.

East Sale Kindergarten is located on the historic RAAF base on Heart Road, and provides early learning programs for children aged 3 to 4 years old. Your child can enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities from Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.

We offer age-appropriate learning and care programs supporting busy family schedules, with 4 year old kindergarten offered four days a week and 3 year old kindergarten offered on Fridays.

To showcase our facility we have created a 3-D Virtual Tour with a dollhouse view and a highlight reel.

Environment

Our spacious and engaging outdoor spaces provides boundless opportunities for play-based activities that encourage the physical and social development of children. Extensive natural features assist in building their connection with the environment, planting the seed of environmental awareness and sustainability.

Our kindergarten features:

  • Planned and intentional indoor spaces
  • Large outdoor space
  • Sandpit
  • Mud pit
  • Water tank and hand pump for children to learning about sustainability and the use of water in their play and caring for our gardens
  • Trees and natural shade
  • Vegetable & Bush Tucker gardens
  • Pergola
  • Shade sail
  • Play area and climbing equipment
  • Swings
  • Bicycle track
  • Recycling area to encourage sustainability
  • Cubby house
  • Gross motor play equipment for activities such as climbing, skipping, throwing and catching
  • Worm farm
  • Water tank
  • Extensive natural surfaces
  • Slides
  • Fruit orchard
  • Compost
  • Rocky creek bed with water pump
  • Aviary birds
  • Large wooden ship and aeroplane
Learning Experiences

Children engage in fun learning activities that promote caring - for themselves, the environment, and the local community. Promoting positive social behaviours is often done in collaboration with community leaders, and children are exposed to an exciting diversity of cultures, people, and activities in preparation for later adventures.

We participate in:

  • Recycling of materials and water
  • Composting, worm farming and other activities that promote sustainable living
  • Excursions to local parks to explore the natural environment
  • Excursions to local libraries, museums, and primary schools
  • Healthy cooking
  • The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program

People, groups or services we engage within our community include:

  • Local primary schools for support group meetings and to assist transitions
  • Wellington Shire Council Sustainability Officer to learn about rubbish and recycling, and gardening and worm farming.
  • Sale Library
  • Gippsland Art Gallery
  • Local service people such as police, ambulance officers, and nurses
  • Excursion to RAAF Base (Flight School, Search & Rescue and Fire Station)
  • Central Gippsland Health
  • Indigenous community members
  • Museum Victoria
  • Wild Action Zoo
  • Early childhood educators and entertainers
  • School performance tours
  • Family farm
  • Maffra Gymnastics Club
  • An Auslan Teacher engages with the early learning program for 6 hours each fortnight
Health and wellbeing

Our focus is on empowering children to make healthy choices by offering engaging lessons on nutrition, food safety, and cooking. Families are encouraged to participate in activities that promote lifelong healthy eating habits and sustainable living.

Healthy practices include:

  • Growing our own produce in our garden
  • Accommodating diverse dietary requirements
  • Food safety
  • Offering progressive snack and lunchtime to empower children to ask for what they want and when
  • Cooking education classes for children and their families
Family and community

We love it when families get involved in their child’s learning experience, so we encourage them to participate in cultural enrichment activities, volunteer programs, and guest-speaking. Working together, we can reinforce positive behaviours and emphasise the importance of community to your child.

Families are invited to participate in:

  • Celebrating significant cultural festivals and days together
  • Talking about their jobs, hobbies, or other interesting topics
  • Fundraising and volunteering
  • Our parent advisory committee
  • East Sale Kindergarten’s ‘Family Group’

Community programs we participate in:

  • BeYou Early Childhood Program
  • Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden
  • Smiles4Miles
  • REDcycle recycling programs
  • Kimochis,
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Wings to Fly
  • ECA Box of Feelings
Languages

Our staff speak English and Italian. We can translate important information for families who speak languages other than English if needed.

Special services

Our educators are equipped with the skills to provide safe and nurturing environments to all children. They are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability as well as with children who have experienced challenges and trauma.

Fee information

4 year old kindergarten

$395.00 per term

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 2pm

3 year old kindergarten

$395.00 per term

Friday 9am to 2pm

Enrolments

For interest in a kindergarten place for 2022 or 2023, please complete the Uniting expression of interest form.

For a place this year, we will be back in contact with you within a few days to discuss your care needs.

For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit, please Get in touch or call us on 03 5169 7420.

Fill out an expression of interest form to find out more

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