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

Spring Street Kindergarten is located on the same site as Thomastown Primary School. Our kindergarten commenced operation in January 2021 and we pride ourselves on working closely with local schools to ensure positive outcomes for the children and families in the Thomastown community. The service operates both three and four-year-old sessional kindergarten programs, giving Thomastown children and families access to high-quality early learning environments from their first footsteps into education to the end of primary school.

Embedded within Thomastown Primary School, Spring Street Kindergarten is a vibrant, thoughtfully designed learning hub for the whole community. The kindergarten includes two thirty-three place rooms. Ample free car parking is available to the kindergarten via Spring Street for convenient pickups and drop offs.

The building provides spaces for families to come in and participate in parenting groups, support programs and extra-curricular activities with the children.

Local history confirms Thomastown was once open fields where the Aboriginal tribes would gather yellow native Yam Daisies, which has inspired the use of colour and landscaping features. The service shares a beautiful community garden with large indigenous trees which reflects our teachings around the importance of social responsibility, respect for the land and community history. The building was designed around these trees to ensure their preservation and inclusion in the learning environment.

We acknowledge that each child’s journey is different and therefore aim to provide children with diverse learning opportunities and environments that support, enhance and challenge them to flourish. Our play-based programs and curriculum are developed in-line with the National Quality Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework principles.

Our close relationship with Thomastown Primary School will provide opportunities for seamless transitions to primary school. With shared values of respect, involvement and inclusion, the kindergarten will extend the reach of learning to begin early and grow. With shared resources, co-curriculum planning and regular shared activities across the site, the kindergarten will provide all children with access to rich social experiences. Community, sustainability and inclusion are three of the core values instilled within the programs offered.

Spring Street Kinder has large light-filled rooms that provide many opportunities for play. Children can participate in a variety of activities that will support and encourage their development in visual arts, manipulative play, social and dramatic play, construction as well as literacy and numeracy. Outdoors children will be able to develop their climbing skills, their gross motor skills as well as learn about sustainability and gardening.

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  • Storypark app to allow families to share their child’s learning journey
  • Cooking experiences
  • Strong focus on sustainability
  • Large community kitchen that allows families to share their culture through cooking experiences
  • Shared environment of the Thomastown Primary School

The educators at Spring Street Kindergarten have been appointed because of their knowledge of the local community and their experience in working in the Early Years. The team is diverse in their own cultures and their own interests. This supports the teaching and learning within our environment.

Sky Group
• Wednesday, 8.45am - 1.45pm

Yam Daisy Rotational Groups - Red:
• Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Yam Daisy Rotational Groups - Blue:
• Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Yam Daisy Rotational Groups - Green:
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Yam Daisy Rotational Groups - Yellow:
• Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Sky Group

• Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8.45am - 1.45pm

Yam Daisy Red Group:
• Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Yam Daisy Blue Group:
• Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Yam Daisy Green Group:
• Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Yam Daisy Yellow Group:
• Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Your child will be eligible to access free or low-cost kindergarten in any of the following circumstances:

  1. your child is identified by a parent, carer or legal guardian as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  2. your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more)
  3. your child holds, or has a parent or guardian who holds, one of the following:
  4. a Commonwealth Health Care Card
  5. a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
  6. a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card or White Card
  7. eligible Refugee or Asylum Seeker visa
  • 3YO Sky Group - $165
  • 4YO Yam Daisy Group (ROTATIONAL A) - $500
  • 4YO Yam Daisy Group (ROTATIONAL B) - $500
  • 4YO Yam Daisy Group (ROTATIONAL C) - $500
  • 4YO Yam Daisy Group (ROTATIONAL D) - $500
  • 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

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.

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.

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