Glassford Street Uniting Kindergarten

Kindergarten
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Glassford Street Kindergarten provides a vibrant and safe environment for children to learn and grow.

Glassford Street Uniting Kindergarten provides vibrant and beautiful playground which includes a bush tucker garden, nature play under established gumtrees, a mud kitchen and sandpit allowing all abilities access with a jetty and wooden boat. Providing the opportunity for the children to explore, problem solve, investigate, socialise with peers and educators.

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

Environment

Children develop confidence and make friends in our vibrant kindergarten environment. They learn about relationships, caring for the environment, how to share and play together, and discover the wonderful world around them with hands-on experiences that nurture their sense of adventure and creativity.

Our kindergarten features:

  • Large nature plays outdoor spaces with established gumtrees
  • Sandpit allowing all abilities access with a jetty and wooden boat
  • Bush tucker garden, storytelling table and mud kitchen
  • Herb and vegetable garden beds
  • Adventure play area with climbing equipment and monkey bars
  • Cubby houses for social play
  • Swings under shade sail
  • Sustainability practices including recycling, reducing waste and reusing materials for craft.
  • Caring for the environment, rainwater tank, worm farm & compost
Learning Experiences

The children have the opportunity to visit and explore our local community engaging with nature and embedding the respect for the land and people past, present and future.

Children have the opportunities to visit:

  • Gippsland Art Gallery, Borun and Tuk Gunai Kurnai Exhibition
  • Lake Guyatt Bush Tucker Gardens
  • Nakunbalook Educational and Cultural Centre
  • Maffra Rail Trail with Parks Victoria, Junior Rangers Program
  • Maffra River Park with Bug Blitz
  • Maffra Gymnastics Centre
  • Community visitors to the kindergarten include:
  • Wellington Shire Sustainability Officer promoting recycle, reuse, reduce
  • Boisdale Consolidate School grade 6 literacy leadership program
  • The Living Safely with Dogs program
  • Entertainers providing music, puppet shows, and storytelling
  • Museum of Victoria Dinosaurs and Fossils discovery program
  • Wellington Shire Librarian program
  • CFA fire safety discussion & Fire truck

Health and wellbeing

Engaging in nature play helps children to achieve self-regulation, calming, negotiation, imagination, inquiry. turn taking and acknowledging boundaries and routines.

The Smiles for miles program support that children and families to make healthy food choices with key messages Drink Well, Eat Well, Clean Well.

Cooking with produce from our kinder garden, sharing healthy recipes and offering children a fresh fruit platter at the beginning of each session provides nutritional food choices promoting health and wellbeing.

Children learn about responsibility and sustainability by growing their own fruit and vegetables in our kindergarten garden.

Family and community

Join in on the fun! Parents and families are encouraged to get involved with activities and excursions at Glassford Kindergarten. Children delight in having their family members participate in events or simply volunteering their time to help in the garden, read to them, or talk to the other students about their job or hobbies.

Some of the other opportunities available to families include:

  • Celebrating significant cultural festivals and days together
  • Assisting with fundraising
  • Joining the Parent Advisory Committee
Special services

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

Fee information

4 year old kindergarten

$395.00 per term

3 year old kindergarten

$395.00 per term

Enrolments

For interest in a kindergarten place for 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 1800 183 103.

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