Garfield Kindergarten

29-31 Garfield Rd, Garfield, VIC 3814

Nurturing your child’s wonder and imagination!

Garfield Kindergarten offers 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. We have developed an environment where children can create, explore and experience the joy of learning. Our centre is filled with interesting materials, resources and equipment that encourages exploration and promotes your child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. We believe that play is crucial to children’s development, it is the way they discover, explore, and learn about their world, themselves and each other.

We want you, as their parents, to have peace of mind that your child is in a safe environment and enjoying their day. We value open and honest communication and work in partnership with parents to help create the right learning environment for your child.

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INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM

We embrace and are inclusive of differing abilities, culture, gender, religion and family. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

Indoor and outdoor environments are equally valued. We use our outdoor environment in all weather conditions as the children benefit from experiencing seasonal changes and opportunities for physical play.

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ADVENTUROUS EXCURSIONS

Excursions are a key part of Garfield 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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SUNSMART KINDERGARTEN

At Garfield 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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TEACHING SUSTAINABILITY

At Garfield, we emphasise recycled and natural materials. We also teach the children to have wise water usage, a sense of responsibility for all living things, to recycle and how to minimise waste.

Begin the adventure at Garfield Kindergarten!

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Our Philosophy

  • We provide an environment that is welcoming, safe, caring, and inviting to children’s learning
  • We believe in the uniqueness of each child and that all children are capable and competent learners.
  • We believe that, by empowering children with skills, attitudes and knowledge, that they will develop mutually respectful and rewarding relationships.
  • Our programs are based on our observations of the children, their interests, strengths, as well as our understanding of early childhood principles, reflecting both the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework and the National Early Years Learning Framework.
  • We believe in planning for and implementing learning through child directed play, guided play and intentional teaching (teaching that is deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful).
  • We value good health and wellbeing. We promote healthy choices and eating through encouragement, modelling, and information.
  • We acknowledge that each family is different and welcome their support and participation in the kindergarten.
  • The kindergarten staff are respectful and caring of each other, the children and the kindergarten community.
  • We promote and encourage staff development through informal and formal professional development.

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

9:00am – 12:00pm Wednesdays

4 Year Old Red 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 Mondays

9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Fridays

4 Year Old blue Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Mondays

9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Fridays

4 Year Old purple Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Mondays

9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays

3 year old kindergarten  $25.50 per term
4 year old kindergarten  $0 per term

HOW TO ENROL

Central Enrolment Scheme for both 3 (pre-kinder) & 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.