Conveniently located next to the Poowong Maternal & Child Health Centre, our highly-qualified and experienced educators have been providing personalised learning programs to the preschool children of our community since 1972.
Poowong Kindergarten embraces each child's unique strengths, interests and personalities and strives to develop children's physical, social and emotional learning. We encourage relationship building, communication skills, decision making and resilience.
To showcase our facility we have created a 3-D Virtual Tour with a dollhouse view and a highlight reel.
Children love interacting with our guinea pigs and worm farm! We instill a sense of respect for the environment in our large outdoor area designed to stimulate play and encourage investigation of nature. We place a strong emphasis on outside activities such a climbing, cycling, and gardening which develops children’s motor skills. We value, and carefully plan opportunities for nature play experiences.
Our kindergarten features:
Sustainability and caring for the natural environment are a strong focus of our activities and approach. Children at our centre foster a relationship of respect and stewardship for the environment through key sustainability activities and initiatives. We even have solar panels on the roof of the cubby house!
At our kindergarten:
People, groups and services within our community we engage with regularly include:
We also participate in community programs and events including the Dairy Expo in Poowong, Let’s Read and Smiles 4 Miles.
We participate in the government language program (ELLA). Children in
the 4 year old program learn Chinese through apps on iPads, time on technology is carefully supervised and monitored by educators.
We support children's language and literacy through our kinder lending library and book gifting
Your child’s health and wellbeing is very important to us. We actively promote the importance of healthy lifestyles through a number of programs. Diverse dietary requirements are easily catered for, and we work closely with families to teach them about healthy eating and nutrition.
At Poowong Kindergarten:
Poowong is a small, tight-knit community. Through a number of programs and local initiatives, our children regularly interact with members of the community which helps develop their sense of belonging and connectedness. We always encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s early learning experience.
Parents can participate when:
We also work cooperatively with other community groups- such as Local Men's Shed, Primary
schools, Lions Club, Garden Club and the Country Women's Association who generously provide support for
4 year old kindergarten
$385.00 per term
Tuesday, Thursday and alternate Wednesday 9.00am - 3.00pm
3 year old kindergarten
$385.00 per term
Monday, Friday and alternate Wednesday 9.00am - 3.00pm
Registration forms for 4 year old or funded 3 year old kindergarten places in 2022 and 2023 must be submitted via the South Gippsland Council which manages a centralised registration for funded 4 year old and 3 year old kindergarten.
For more information, please Get in touch or call us on 1800 183 103.
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