Croydon Gums Kindergarten

Through play-based experiences, we help children learn and thrive!

At Croydon Gums Kindergarten, we run 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. Our programs are play-based, through play, children explore, discover and learn about themselves and their world around them.

Our Educators identify the strengths and interests of the children and design the environment and activities around them. We use open-ended materials that enable children to use their imagination in creating their own learning and discovery.

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Croydon Gums Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards, demonstrating our commitment to children and their families.

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We foster a strong music and movement program where children can freely express themselves, develop and learn in a fun and unintimidating way. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.

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Excursions are a key part of Croydon Gums Kindergarten’s curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of a community.

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At Croydon Gums Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.

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We run a program to help children cope with this exciting and challenging period of change. Partnering with the local primary school, the children have the opportunity to visit and interact with students.

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Our Philosophy

At Croydon Gums, we acknowledge that children are successful, confident and capable learners who learn at their own pace through different learning styles, and we empower them to make choices and decisions about their learning. Experiences are child-centred and interest based, allowing them to explore, question, analyse, reflect, collaborate and take risks.

Learning is a social experience that needs to be shared through collaborative and respectful partnerships between children, educators, families and the wider community. We welcome and encourage family and local community involvement through a variety of spontaneous and planned experiences. We place equal value on the indoor and outdoor environments developing a connection with nature and a desire to care for and respect the natural environment.

Diversity and equality is recognised and embraced. The rights of each child are paramount and through a holistic approach we foster a supportive environment where children feel secure, included, respected and valued.

Key Information

Term 1: 28th January – 27th March

Term 2: 14th April – 26th June

Term 3: 13th July – 18th September

Term 4: 5th October – 18th December

3 Year Old Green Group

8:30am – 11:00am Wednesdays

2:00pm – 4:30pm Thursdays

4 Year Old Blue Group

8:30am – 1:30pm Mondays

11:30am – 4:30pm Wednesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays

4 Year Old Orange Group

8:30am – 1:30pm Tuesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Thursdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays

4 Year Old Purple Group

8:30am – 1:30pm Mondays

8:30am – 1:30pm Tuesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Thursdays

4 Year Old Red Group

8:30am – 1:30pm Mondays

11:30am – 4:30pm Wednesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Thursdays

4 Year Old Yellow Group

8:30am – 1:30pm Tuesdays

11:30am – 4:30pm Wednesdays

8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays

3 year old kinder: $400.00 per term

4 year old kinder: $430.00 per term


Maroondah – Maroondah Integrated Kindergarten Association (MIKA)

Central Enrolment Scheme for both 3 & 4 year old Kindergarten registrations:

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Phone: 0449 997 488