Children are competent and capable beings with strong beliefs, culture, ideas and feelings.
We respect children- their voice, choices and rights.
Children deserve healthy lifestyles and safe environments.
Children learn best through play, in a positive, supportive and safe environment.
Children learn and develop skills through active participation.
We acknowledge families as the child’s first and most influential teacher.
We understand the importance home culture is to the healthy and whole development of the child.
We respect families- their knowledge, experience and commitment to their children and their different ways of thinking and being.
Strong partnerships with families are vital.
Our curriculum is play-based.
The content of the program reflects the children’s interests, staff interests, intentional learning, spontaneous learning, the physical environment, family values and community values.
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburb of Epping our extensive outdoor environment and indoor play area offer inviting and engaging play spaces for children to explore and be themselves.
We provide three and four-year-old kindergarten programs in a safe and secure environment where children can express themselves, celebrate diversity and enjoy kindergarten. Our program offers children the opportunity to grow and develop through play – the way children learn best.
Our environment is welcoming, caring and supportive of individual's needs as children learn best when feeling safe and confident within themselves. The children are free to explore and experiment while having caring educators available to support and scaffold their learning.
Begin the Adventure at Oakbrook Kindergarten
- Large light-filled room
- Large outdoor play space
- Storypark app that allows parents to share in their child’s learning journey.
Each member of our qualified team are highly experienced, dedicated and invaluable to the day-to-day running of our centre and the delivery of our program. Our staff bring a range of experiences to the kindergarten and are enthusiastic and passionate about what they do.
Our dedicated and professional educators have created flexible educational programs and exciting activities based on each child's needs and interests. Our play-based learning program caters to all children and help each child develop their emotional, social, spiritual, mental, environmental and physical wellbeing.
2022 Timetable for 3 Year Olds
Joeys Integrated Group
• Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm
2022 Timetable for 4 Year Olds
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm
Your child will be eligible to access free or low-cost kindergarten in any of the following circumstances:
- your child is identified by a parent, carer or legal guardian as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more)
- your child holds, or has a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:
- a Commonwealth Health Care Card
- a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
- a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
- eligible Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa
2022 Fees for 3 Year Olds
- 3YO Joeys Group (INTEGRATED Thursday) - $165
- 3YO Joeys Group (INTEGRATED Tuesday) - $165
2022 Fees for 4 Year Olds
- 4YO Kangaroos Group - $500
Proposed 2023 Timetable for 3 Year Olds
3YO Joeys Group - INTEGRATED
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am – 1.30pm
Proposed 2023 Timetable for 4 Year Olds
4YO Kangaroos Group
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am – 1.30pm
What will my child learn at kindergarten?
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.
Should my child be toilet trained to attend?
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.
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.