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Contact Details

2 Norfolk Street
Yarraville VIC 3013

Melways Ref: 42 B10

Phone: 9687 5774
Email: yarraville.community.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Nominated Supervisor:  Maria Ravaneschi

Educational Leader:  Maria Ravaneschi

ACECQA National Quality Standard (NQS) Rating:
QA1:  
Educational program and practice – Exceeding NQS
QA2:  Children’s health and safety – Exceeding NQS
QA3:  Physical environment – Meeting NQS
QA4:  Staffing arrangements – Exceeding NQS
QA5:  Relationships with children – Exceeding NQS
QA6:  Collaborative partnerships with families and communities – Exceeding NQS
QA7:  Leadership and service management – Exceeding NQS
Overall rating:  Exceeding NQS 


2021 Session Times

Yarraville Community Kindergarten offers two 4 year old groups and two 3 year old groups.

4 year old kindergarten – 15 hours per week

Waratah

Monday:
Tuesday:
Thursday:
8.15am – 12.15pm
8.15am – 1.45pm
11.15am – 4.45pm

Banksia

Monday:
Wednesday & Friday:
12.45pm – 4.45pm
8.15am – 1.45pm

3 year old Kindergarten – 5 hours per week

Wattle

Wednesday:
Thursday:
2.15pm – 4.45pm
8.15am – 10.45am

Lilly Pilly

Tuesday & Friday:2.15pm – 4.45pm

2021 Term Fees

4YO

Free in 2021 as part of the Victorian State Government Initiative.

3YO

$100 per term – Reduced fees in 2021 as part of the Victorian State Government Initiative.


Centre Philosophy

At Yarraville Community Kindergarten we would like to begin our philosophy by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather, learn and play on each day, and we pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

We believe that children learn best through play and being able to engage in purposeful play.  Our educational program is an emergent play-based program, that is influenced and created stemming from the children’s interests.  The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks guides our planning and implementation of our curriculum.  With that, we use intentional teaching practices embedded in our program to help grow each child’s curiosity about the world around them, and for them to learn and respect the world in which they live in.  Not only do we seek to develop each child, we also know of the importance of professional development of our team and that learning is an ongoing journey.  This helps us to provide the best quality educational program we can.

At Yarraville Community Kindergarten we acknowledge each family as their child’s first teachers, and we welcome and encourage families’ ideas and contributions to our program.  Through family engagement we are embracing diversity, as well as sharing in celebrations relevant to our community.  This introduces each child to new ideas and concepts, or builds upon their existing knowledge.  We strive to work in collaboration with families and having shared responsibility for their child’s learning and development, as well as offering support and guidance to families when needed.

Situated within the community we seek to create strong partnerships with local agencies, professionals and businesses.  Through these conscious actions the children are then strengthening their knowledge of their local community, and they are then continuing to be the active contributors, as we help support their inclusion within their community.

We promote respect, friendships, care, inclusion, diversity, fairness, empathy and equity.  These values are an integral part of our learning environment and role modelled through our educators’ daily actions and interactions with the children.  Within our duty of care, we believe in and advocate for the rights of all children to feel safe and be safe, not just in their educational surrounding, but also in their home and community as outlined in the Child Safe Standards.  This includes imploring all families to support those children most vulnerable in our community.


Registration

Four Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for four year old kindergarten a child must turn four years of age on or before the 30th of April in the year of attendance.

To register your child in four year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or earlyyearscentralregister@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/CRS

Three Year Old Kindergarten

To be eligible for three year old kindergarten a child must turn three years of age on or before the 30th April in the year of attendance.

Children CANNOT commence before they turn three years of age.

THOSE CHILDREN OFFERED A PLACE BUT TURN THREE AFTER THE START OF TERM 1 (AND PRIOR TO 30TH APRIL) MAY HOLD A PLACE FOR THAT CHILD BY PAYING THE TERM 1 FEES IN FULL.

Please refer to the BPA 3 year old Policy.

To register your child in 3 year old kindergarten, please collect a form from the kindergarten or Maribyrnong City Council who runs the Central Registration system.

Specific enquiries can be directed to:
Central Registration Officer on 9688 0116 or earlyyearscentralregister@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For further information please visit the Maribyrnong Council website:
www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/CRS