Opened in 1947 and set in beautiful bushland, Studley Park Kindergarten (SPK) is a wonderful, small, community-based kindergarten with 45 families per annum. With dedicated educators, we run a high-quality preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds, and their families. We value providing a warm and welcoming environment that assists children to feel safe and secure.
We believe children are active learners, they are naturally curious and gain confidence as they explore. Therefore, our program focuses on the individual interests and strengths of each child, whilst ensuring they meet their developmental goals.
We value the outdoor environment and believe that children benefit from experiencing seasonal changes, opportunities for physical development and play in a garden. We keep our staff and children safe in the sun and participate in the SunSmart program.
We keep community at the heart of all we do. We take the children out into the community on exciting excursions. These excursions are a great way for the children to have new experiences and learn more about themselves, as well as the world around them.
At Studley Park Kindergarten, we are proud to provide a multicultural curriculum, teaching the children about diversity and understanding. We also celebrate a variety of cultural events and holidays throughout the year.
We run a School Readiness program to help children cope with the exciting and challenging period of change that marks their transition to primary school. We work in partnership with our local schools to help make children’s transition to school as smooth as possible.
We believe children learn best when they engage in a play-based program that supports all areas of learning. We value providing developmentally appropriate, open-ended play experiences that are meaningful to children. Children develop early literacy, numeracy knowledge, as well as social, emotional and physical skills through actively participating in our play-based program. We recognise that all children are unique, individual learners and provide for differences through inclusive, open-ended learning experiences that allow all children to positively participate in the program at their own level, reaching their individual potential.
Children as Social Learners
Social learning is an integral aspect of a play-based program. Through providing a program that encourages and supports social interaction, children are enabled to develop reciprocal relationships and are supported to develop skills and strategies to positively engage with and negotiate the many varied aspects of a social environment.
Supporting Children’s Wellbeing
The development of secure relationships between children and educators works to form a foundation from which confidence, joy and a love of learning can emerge in an early learning environment.
Building a Community
We acknowledge the importance of developing a sense of community within the kindergarten and the importance of involving families in their child’s learning journey. We value and respect the contributions that families make to the kindergarten, as it is through their involvement that children feel their learning is valued and enables the curriculum to reflect the diversity of the community. By building trusting and reciprocal relationships between home and kindergarten, we hope to positively contribute to children’s holistic wellbeing and development, being more able to consider the ‘whole child’, including individual culture, heritage and family values. We actively promote and encourage parent/guardian and community involvement.
Term 1: 28th January – 27th March
Term 2: 14th April – 26th June
Term 3: 13th July – 18th September
Term 4: 5th October – 18th December
8:45am – 3:00pm Wednesdays
8:45am – 11:45am Thursdays
8:45am – 3:00pm Mondays
8:45am – 3:00pm Tuesdays
8:45am – 3:00pm Fridays
3 year old kinder: $930.00 per term
4 year old kinder: $1,075.00 per term