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We believe play is critical to the development of children through exploration, discovery and learning about their world. This in turn teaches them to learn about others and develop confident identities of themselves.
Through play we aim to provide opportunity for children to explore a wide range of experiences and gain skills to help develop their self-confidence, communication and a deeper understanding of the world in which they live.
Within our learning environment, children can develop a sense of community and group identity, as well as strengthening individual identity.
We aim to empower children with the skills, attitudes and knowledge that will help them to develop mutually respectful and rewarding relationships with people who are similar to and different from themselves.
We aim to support and nurture each child’s sense of ‘Being, Belonging & Becoming’.
Our Spaces / Environment
Located next door to the Melton West Primary School is our two-room kindergarten. We are part of the Melton West Community Centre which also includes a Maternal Health Nurse and a community room for local playgroups.
We have an extensive playground featuring a wide range of climbing equipment, sandpit, swings and cubby house. Our garden provides native trees and plants including a vegetable garden for the children to maintain.
Our service believes in the importance of indoor and outdoor learning spaces. We value sustainability and the influence it brings to taking care of the environment.
Begin the Adventure at Melton West Preschool
- 4 year old kindergarten
- 3 year old kindergarten
- Storypark to see the wonderful thing your child participates in at kinder
- Large outdoor play area and vegetable patch
- Community connections
Melton West Preschool prides itself on having a strong team of educators who have been working together for a number of years. We are dedicated in providing high-quality education and care to children throughout their many developmental stages. Each team member provides their own set of skills that we incorporate across our centre to build upon and form best practices.
We believe every child deserves a quality education and advocate for all children to be included in our programs.
2023 Timetable for 3 Year Olds
• Wednesday, 9am - 2pm
• Friday, 9am - 2pm
2023 Timetable for 4 Year Olds
• Monday & Wednesday, 8.15am - 3.45pm
• Monday & Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm
• Tuesday & Friday, 8.30am - 4pm
• Tuesday & Thursday, 8.15am - 3.45pm
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 and we are thrilled to be a part of this initiative.
What does my child need to take to kindergarten?
- Lunchbox with healthy snacks and lunch
- Water bottle
- Sunhat/warm coat (weather dependent)
- Change of clothing
- Please name all items in your child’s bag
Does my child need to be toilet trained to attend kindergarten?
Every child is an individual and will meet milestones at different times. As such children do not have to be toilet trained to attend kindergarten.
As your child begins to show an interest in the toilet, please talk with the educators in our kindergarten. We will work with you and assist in any way we can. When you begin toilet training, pack many changes of clothes as we may have accidents along the way.
Do I need to pack sunscreen?
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.