Lower Plenty Kindergarten

34 Glenauburn Rd, Lower Plenty, VIC 3093

Lower Plenty Kindergarten is a place for children to learn, laugh and grow!

At Lower Plenty Kindergarten, we believe that children learn best through play, discovery and being actively involved in their learning. We proudly create a learning environment that is welcoming, safe, fun and is in harmony with the natural environment.

Offering play-based 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs, at Lower Plenty your child will learn, play, explore and have fun. Our Kindergarten is family-centred and focuses on the connections that children have with their family and community. We work in partnership with parents to help create the right learning environment for your child.

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EXCEEDING STANDARDS

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

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DIVERSE CURRICULUM

Our curriculum celebrates multiculturalism and includes a variety of cultural events throughout the year. We celebrate diversity of culture, abilities, ideas and interests.

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Kitchen Garden Program

We are members of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. The program introduces food education to children, in order to form positive food habits for life.

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SUNSMART KINDERGARTEN

At Lower Plenty, 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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Smiles for Miles Program

We are a Smiles for Miles Kinder, a dental accreditation with Banyule Community Health. We embrace a healthy eating philosophy and embed good health and dental hygiene in our program.

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Our Philosophy

Our teaching Philosophy is the heart of our teaching. We celebrate diversity and embrace the uniqueness of each child and this precious stage in their early education.

Belonging:

  • We are committed to providing a respectful, nurturing, positive and safe environment for children, families and staff. We encourage children and families to connect with and contribute to our kindergarten community and our local community. We encourage respectful relationships and responsive engagement.
  • We ensure each child is welcomed, celebrated and nurtured. We support and sustain an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment in both our program and practices.

Being:

  • We hold high expectations for each child and believe in all children’s capacity to succeed.
  • We provide a natural environment that is calm, ensures time for uninterrupted play and nurtures their inquisitiveness and sense of wonder.
  • Mutual respect, trust, compassion and acceptance of oneself and others are fostered and encouraged.
  • Our learning programs are developed to cater for the different developmental stages and individuality of the child based on their age, background, strengths and interests.

Becoming:

  • Play is drawn from their own experiences, interests, imitation and modelling of others.
  • We work as a team and draw on our own combined strengths and skills.
  • Staff and parents regularly keep each other informed of the progress and development of each child.

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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 Yellow Group

9:00am – 1:00pm Mondays

9:00am – 1:00pm Fridays

4 Year Old Orange Group

9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesdays

9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays

3 year old kinder: $580.00 per term

4 year old kinder: $515.00 per term

HOW TO ENROL

Central Enrolment Scheme for 4 year old registrations only.

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All 3 year old registrations are facilitated by the bestchance Central Enrolments Team:

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Email: enrolments@bestchance.org.au

Phone: 1300 224 644