Emerald Preschool

7-9 Kings Rd, Emerald, VIC 3782

Enter a world of new experiences at Emerald Preschool!

Welcome to Emerald Preschool. Our team of Educators provide 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs in a challenging, stimulating and safe environment. Our kindergarten is a rich learning and creative environment where children have the time and space to play, create, explore, imagine, learn and thrive.

At Emerald Preschool, we provide a program that is play-based and follows the children’s interests. We encourage the children to value and respect themselves, each other and the environment they live in. Our passionate and dedicated educators work in partnership with parents to make our kindergarten a very special place. 

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We have large indoor and outdoor play spaces so children have plenty of room to move and explore. Our environment supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative learning. We value both indoor and outdoor experiences.

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We provide a multicultural curriculum and celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year. The children learn respect for their individual and cultural similarities as well as to celebrate the differences that make us a rich, diverse community.

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Our program seeks to instil a sense of community in the children by helping them to relate to the people and places in their local area. Incursions and excursions are a key part of our curriculum and help the children feel part of a community.

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At Emerald Preschool, 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 the exciting and challenging period of change that marks their transition to primary school. Partnering with Emerald Primary School, the children have the opportunity to visit and interact with students.

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Our Philosophy

Our philosophy and program are centred on the Early Years Framework and the concept of Belonging, Being and Becoming.  The program is aimed at the development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Emerald Preschool promotes the children’s social awareness, extending the children’s interest in the natural environment and advocating sustainable practices in everyday living. The program is flexible, varied and allows the children to access materials and equipment to extend their play. We believe that children learn through play which is achieved by providing them with “hands on” experiences. 

Our goal is to generate a love of learning, creativity and confidence which will enable the children to have a strong sense of identity and wellbeing. It is important that the children are having fun as they are learning and growing. The program combines self- directed experiences, individual play areas, group learning experiences and projects.

Children are part of active and passive play within every session. Development of their sense of wellbeing including hygiene practices such as washing their hands and blowing their nose. Healthy lifestyle is promoted through physical activities and nutritious foods are encouraged to be eaten and modelled by staff. 

We believe children will function at their fullest capacities when they feel comfortable within the environment and themselves.

Key Information

Term 1: 28 January – 1 April

Term 2: 19 April – 25 June

Term 3: 12 July – 17 September

Term 4: 4 October – 17 December

3 Year Old Green Group

9:15am – 12:15pm Tuesdays

9:15am – 12:15pm – Thursdays

4 Year Old Blue Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Fridays

4 Year Old Red Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Fridays

4 Year Old purple Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Fridays

4 Year Old yellow Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Fridays

3 year old kindergarten  $131 per term
4 year old kindergarten  $0 per term


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

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Contact the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Officer on

1300 787 624 or kindergartens@cardinia.vic.gov.au with any questions about enrolments or using the kindergarten portal.

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