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St Luke’s Uniting Kindergarten Highton

St Luke’s Uniting Kindergarten Highton

172 Barrabool Road, Highton Victoria

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Early Learning Centre

Early learning in Highton.

Our kindergarten is located near Highton’s main shopping area, next to St Luke’s Highton Uniting Church.

Our kinder has been nurturing and caring for children in the Geelong community since 1964.

We encourage children to follow their curiosity, explore and discover the world around them through hands-on, nature-based activities. 

We plan our activities with your child’s interests, abilities and learning style in mind so they engage with the program and develop a love of learning.

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

Program hours and fees
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Our centre

Our centre

Learning experiences

We encourage children to be active, creative and to socialise during playtime. Our kindergarten features plenty of outdoor and indoor spaces where children can participate in activities such as climbing, ball sports and gardening.

Caring for the environment

We encourage children get their hands dirty in our gardening beds and worm farms. To teach children about the importance of caring for for the environment, we:

Excursions and incursions

Your child will participate in fun and adventurous excursions, including:

We also invite guest speakers to present to the children, including:

Family and community connections

We love it when families get involved in our kindergarten. We also foster connections with the local community to broaden your child’s understanding of the outside world. You are encouraged to participate in:

We regularly engage with:

Languages

We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English including Arabic, Farsi and Mandarin.

Program hours and fees
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Team Leader

Emma

Hi, I’m Emma and I’ve been the Team Leader at St. Luke’s since 2019 and have taught in the Early Childhood sector since 2015. I also have experience working as a teacher in both primary and secondary schools in Victoria and the ACT, and hold a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood).

My teaching style is based on a socio-cultural approach, and I strongly believe in the importance of providing an engaging kindergarten experience by welcoming the children’s families into our program. I’m passionate about teaching young children about different cultures and introducing them to new languages to help them develop respect, awe and understanding.

At St Luke’s, our team of qualified educators works closely with our community to enhance the educational outcomes of the children in our care through respect for each individual’s values and uniqueness. We collaborate regularly as a team with our families, local schools and our wider community to establish a shared vision for our service around the needs of our children, our goals, quality improvement practices and our Reconciliation Action Plan.

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

Our team will ensure your child receives fresh and nutritional food using homegrown and locally sourced produce. We encourage healthy eating by:

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.

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