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Longford Uniting Kindergarten

Longford Uniting Kindergarten

6-8 High Street, Longford Victoria

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Early Learning Centre

Early learning in Longford.

Our kindergarten is located next to the Longford Recreation Reserve and has educated and cared for children in the Longford community since 1983.

Uniting educators are passionate about creating a welcoming and nurturing kinder environment to support 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 can support children who live with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Program hours and fees
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Our centre

Our kindergarten offers indoor and outdoor play areas and equipment to support the physical and social development of your child. Our kinder features:

Our centre

Our kindergarten offers indoor and outdoor play areas and equipment to support the physical and social development of your child. Our kinder features:

The parents say
“The teachers been such a supportive presence, not only in my son’s life but for our whole family.”

- Alicia, parent

Learning experiences

Our outdoor space has a wealth of natural resources to help your child connect with the environment through nature-based play and experiential learning. We offer a quiet room stocked with new learning resources

Caring for the environment

We encourage an appreciation for nature and a sense of adventure by showing children the beauty of our local environment, often in partnership with members of our community. Our activities include:

Excursions

We go on exciting excursions to a variety of places including:

Incursions

We love welcoming guest speakers from:

Family and community connections

We want you to get involved in your child’s early learning experience and encourage participation in:

Local community members, groups or services we partner with to foster your child’s understanding and connections with our region include:

Languages

We are part of the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) Early Childhood Language Program. Our kindergarten offers a Japanese Language Program. Japanese is incorporated into everyday learning experiences to give children meaningful opportunities to use the language themselves. Children learn this language through play, art, music, singing, dancing, and stories. A qualified Japanese teacher delivers the language program in partnership with the other staff at the kinder. Learning in languages other than English helps children to improve their overall literacy and understanding of how language in general works. There are many benefits to children learning in another language at a young age, including:

We can also have communication translated and interpreted for families who speak languages other than English.

Program hours and fees
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Kindergarten Teacher

Sue-Ellen

Hi, my name is Sue-Ellen and I have been working in Early Childhood Education for around 40 years. In this time, I have worked in many different areas of the sector and am currently also a mentor for the Victorian Teachers Institute. I am passionate about teaching and that is why I have remained in the sector my entire working life.

Our team at Longford have a strong emphasis on community and the environment. We promote the benefits of outdoor play and learning to care for and respect the land of the Gunaikurnai, the traditional custodians of the land. We also believe in teaching children to be global citizens and learning about sustainable practice.

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

Your child will learn about sustainable living, basic nutrition and the importance of exercise. At our kinder, we:

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

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The government’s recent increase to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on July 10 is helping Thuy put her family through childcare. With her …
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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.
If you have more than one child aged 5 or under in care, you may soon get a higher Child Care Subsidy …

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