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Heyfield Uniting Kindergarten

Heyfield Uniting Kindergarten

3 Gordon St, Heyfield Victoria

Kindergarten 3-4 year old integrated kindergarten

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Early Learning Centre

Early learning in Heyfield.

Located on Gordon Street in Heyfield, our kindergarten offers an environment for your child to learn, play and thrive, with flexible session times to support the needs of local families.

We offer a creative kinder program, led by educators who are focussed on nurturing your child’s strengths, interests and social connections.  

We teach values that reflect our small local community, including kindness, resilience and teamwork.

Our educators offer an inclusive environment and support children who live with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Program hours and fees
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Our centre

Our play areas encourage children to be physically and socially active. Our kindergarten features:

Our centre

Our play areas encourage children to be physically and socially active. Our kindergarten features:

Learning experiences

Your child will learn and have fun through our hands-on, nature-based outdoor and creative indoor activities.

Caring for the environment

Your child will learn valuable skills by getting involved with their natural surroundings. We encourage children to care for the environment by:

Excursions

Excursions offer new adventures and learning opportunities. Some of the places we visit include:

Incursions

We invite visitors and guest speakers to our kindergarten. These include:

Family and community connections

We welcome all families and carers to participate in our activities. You are invited to participate in:

Local groups, members and programs we partner with to help your child discover and learn more about our community include:

Program hours and fees
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Director and Kindergarten Teacher

Josephine

Hi, my name is Josephine, I am the Director and Teacher at Heyfield Uniting Kindergarten. The children know me as Miss Jo.


I completed my Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) in 1998. Since then, I have worked in several rural Kindergartens. During maternity leave, I worked casual hours in both Kindergartens and Child Care, and I have kept busy volunteering. My volunteer work included coaching at Little Athletics, Children’s liturgy, taking a music program, and being part of fundraising committees. My volunteer work has helped me to understand the importance of communication, transparency and working as a team.

Throughout my years as a teacher, there have been many changes, but my goal of encouraging each child to reach their full potential still drives my programming and my personal teaching philosophy. I value inclusion for all children and families, and I believe it is our differences that make us strong as a community.

Health and wellbeing

Mental health

Our educators are trained in various programs to support the mental health of your child and are skilled in working with children who have experienced challenges and trauma. We also offer mental health support for families if you find yourself in need of assistance. 

Nutrition

We are passionate about teaching children the importance of making healthy food choices. Your child will learn about basic nutrition, cooking, food safety and the importance of exercise through fun and practical activities, including:

Safe environment

As a child safe organisation, our educators undergo regular working with children’s and police checks. We are focussed on delivering learning and development in a safe and supportive environment, so you can trust that your child is in good hands.

Policies and downloads

News

Starting kindergarten is an exciting time that can bring about lots of changes for your child. At kinder, your little one will begin to make decisions for themselves and act with increasing independence.
When Louise introduced the Food for Families program to her students at Buninyong Uniting Kindergarten, she never knew how widely popular it would …
The government’s recent increase to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on July 10 is helping Thuy put her family through childcare. With her …
For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic was anything but normal. However, for the children born during its wake, a life of lockdown is all they have ever known.
From 10 July 2023, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is changing. Most families using child care will get more subsidy.
Congratulations to our Early Learning educators who were finalists in this year’s Victorian Early Years Awards.

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