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Every day is an opportunity for discovery and growth at Laurel Street Kindergarten

We are a unique service in the Whittlesea community offering both quality child care as well as independent kindergarten programs with the belief that happy and involved children, families and educators are an essential indicator of a high-quality educational program.

Our play based program engages the Early Years Learning Framework, which fosters individualised learning. We recognise that all children are individual and we provide programs that cater for different learning capacities and learning styles and invite children and families to contribute to ideas, interests and questions. Educators engage spontaneous, open-ended, play based and natural opportunities ensuring responsiveness to all children.

We value that our families are the most important people in their children’s lives. We work in partnership with families and our local community to foster ongoing communication to build a sense of respect. Through these partnerships we support and advocate for families within our centre. They are incorporated into educational programs and support us to access a wide variety of health, education and learning experiences.

Our recently refurnished room is light filled and spacious. Children choose from many different activities that are designed to extend their knowledge. Children can choose from art, craft, dramatic and social play as well as numeracy and literacy activities which are developing in play. Our outdoor environment promotes independent play and allows the children to explore their natural environment.

Our centre recognises and supports our valued educators for their knowledge, professionalism and life experiences. Educator’s work collaboratively engaging in ongoing reflective practice, professional development and work towards the National Quality Standards. Staff are qualified with early-childhood training and child-to-staff ratios meet the National Quality Standards.

Begin the Adventure at Laurel Street Kindergarten

  • Incursions
  • Community walks
  • Inter-generational activities
  • Storypark app that allows families to see their child’s learning journey
  • Regular visits to the local library for Storytime

3YO Group
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8.30am - 1.30pm

4YO Group
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8.30am - 1.30pm

he Victorian Government provides funding to support children to access a high quality kindergarten program in the two years before they start school. This helps to ensure all Victorian children get the best start in life.

From 2023, the Victorian Government is making kindergarten programs free for three and four-year-old children – saving you and your family up to $2,500 per year for their program. Free Kinder is a critical component of the Victorian Government’s Best Start, Best Life reform.

Our curriculum is play based and draws reference from socio-cultural theories of learning and teaching.

Play requires skilled educators to be intentional in all aspects of their practices and we have built a curriculum around key focus points that reflect the National Early Years Learning Frameworks. Our curriculum is influenced by individual children’s learning styles, interests, families and intentionally planned experiences.

We respect each child is an individual and develops at his/her own rate. We encourage families to have begun toilet training and will work to support their child’s development to promote a positive outcome.

Children do have toileting accidents on occasion, which are managed sensitively and discretely by educators. We ask each family to keep a complete change of clothes in their child’s bag in case children require changing. They’re also handy for when your child becomes thoroughly immersed in water play outside.

As a sun-safe organisation we provide child-friendly sunscreen, however if your child has sensitive skin please feel free to provide your preferred brand.

Begin the Adventure at Laurel Street Kindergarten

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