Paynesville Uniting Kindergarten

Kindergarten
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Open day May 27. Call us to arrange a tour.

Paynesville Kindergarten is located on a quiet leafy Road called Langford Parade adjacent is a small bush reserve named CW Southon. We offer both 3- and 4-year-old funded Kindergarten programs.

Paynesville Kindergarten’s experienced team of educators consider each child’s strengths, needs and interests. Developing programs that are unique to each child, our programs are designed to reflect input from children and their families.

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

Environment

Our kindergarten features:

We have inviting learning spaces both indoors and outdoors that inspire children aesthetically and intellectually; places that reinforce connections with nature, community, children’s big ideas, their sense of wonder and play based learning.

  • Intentional Teaching indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Welcoming foyer space highlighting aspects of programs and children’s learning
  • Each room has a diverse range of open-ended materials surrounded by an atmosphere of green leafy plants
  • Large natural yard and Small Yard with leafy trees, which attract abundant local bird life
  • Undercover pergola areas
  • Gazebo
  • Amphitheatre
  • Mud Kitchen
  • 2 sand pits
  • Boat
  • Swings
  • 2 cubby houses
  • Large fort, climbing equipment and slide
  • Climbing trees
  • Wilderness Area
  • Water tanks in both yards with water access for children’s play
  • Several raised vegetable garden beds and fruit trees.
  • Composting and Worm Farms
  • Large Soft fall rubber space for Perceptual Motor Program and Indoor/ Outdoor play

Learning Experiences

We acknowledge that children enter the learning space with innate curiosity and a powerful drive to discover and explore the world around them. They learn best when provided with interesting and stimulating open-ended materials that enable them to manipulate, investigate, construct, and create.

A mindful environment that caters for the unique aspects of the 21st century; building dispositional qualities of respect, empathy, responsibility, imagination and tolerance.

  • A range of Incursions
  • Regular Walking Excursions into the local community
  • Nature Bush and Beach Kinder
  • Recycling Projects that focus on Ecological learning
  • Embedded Indigenous Cultural awareness and Global Cultural Communities
  • Excursion opportunities as they arise eg. Local schools, Retirement Village
Health and wellbeing

We embed learning and experiences that intentionally encompass all aspects of health and wellbeing (Children’s inner emotional wellbeing, building resilience, mindfulness, healthy lifestyle choices, fitness, agility, adaptability etc)

  • Perceptual Motor Program
  • Yoga for children
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques
  • Achievement Program (Smiles for Miles)
  • Growing foods- fruit, vegetables, and herbs
  • Cooking experiences
  • Our program has a focus of bringing the outdoors in and the Indoors out
  • Wellbeing resources shared with families
  • Bush Fire Awareness
  • Sun Smart Program
Family and community

Join in, get involved! All families are welcome at our kindergarten. We encourage you to participate in your child’s learning journey throughout the year, in whatever ways you can. We invite parents to:

  • Celebrate each family’s unique culture
  • Volunteer time to be a part of the program and offer any individual skills, interests, and hobbies
  • Assist with fundraising
  • Participate in Parent Partnership Groups
  • Provide links to the local community and events
  • Provide links to local schools
Special services

We have highly experienced Educators who specialise in working with children with a range of learning styles and embrace their diverse ways of knowing.

The service has a range of specialists including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Paediatric consultants, social workers and Maternal and Child Health Nurses.

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 in 2022, please complete the Uniting expression of interest form.

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.

Fill out an expression of interest form to find out more.

Fill out an expression of interest form to find out more

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