Port Melbourne Uniting Kindergarten

144 Bridge Street, Port Melbourne.


Begin your child’s learning journey in a supportive, safe and fun atmosphere.

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Early Learning Centre

Early learning in Port Melbourne.

Located beside the Port Melbourne Uniting Church, our kindergarten offers programs for children to enjoy fun and adventurous learning activities.

Our kinder has been educating and caring for the children of the Port Phillip community since 1955.

Our educators are passionate about nurturing your child’s self-esteem, sense of belonging and wellbeing to help them thrive.

We welcome children of all abilities and have two educators from the Port Phillip Specialist School who are part of our teaching team.

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

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Our centre

Our centre

Hear from a little learner
“I love coming to kinder to see all of my friends”

- Chloe, little learner

Learning experiences

Building your child’s connection to the environment will encourage their sense of adventure and physical growth. Our large outdoor space will capture your child’s imagination. From our fairy garden to our herb and vegetable patches, your child will enjoy fun learning adventures at our kindergarten.

Caring for the environment

Your child will learn valuable skills such as recycling, composting and gardening to develop everyday sustainable practices. Our excursions to community-based organisations will help your child foster relationships with the environment and the people around them. We also encourage our families to support the local church community garden.

Family and community connections

We encourage you to participate in your child’s early learning experience. You can do this by:

To help your child connect with their community, we engage with local groups, services and programs, including:

Language

Our educators speak English and French. We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English.

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Nominated Supervisor

Hannah

Hi, I’m Hannah, and I am the Nominated Supervisor at Port Melbourne Uniting Kindergarten.

I’ve been fortunate to work in the early childhood education sector for over 10 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in education, specialising in Early Childhood and a followon Diploma in Psychology.

My journey in early childhood education has been fuelled by a passion for nurturing young minds, fostering a love for learning, and creating a supportive and inclusive environment where every child feels valued and empowered.

I’ve had the privilege to work with diverse groups of children. These experiences have taught me the importance of adapting to the needs of each child, celebrating their individuality, and providing them with a rich, engaging learning experience. With my team, I am committed to implementing a curriculum that is not only educational but also fun and engaging, encouraging curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.

I believe as an educator we are also learning from the children, and it is a reciprocal relationship of teaching and learning.

Trusting relationships are the foundation for all great learning in a Kindergarten environment and supporting children with this encourages a sense of belonging and empowerment in the child.

All children are born with immense potential. Quality early learning helps our children begin to realise that potential and build a strong foundation for later learning and for life.

My team and I look forward to welcoming you to our kindergarten.

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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

Children are involved in caring for our vegetable garden to help them develop healthy living practices early in life. Our cooking classes teach children about nutrition and food safety, while introducing them to foods from different cultures.

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.

To express interest or for more information, contact us today.

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News

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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.

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