Norwood Preschool

18 Notlen Street, Ringwood, VIC 3134

Providing children with opportunities to explore, imagine, play and discover their world!

We provide high quality 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten to the children of the Ringwood community. Our programs are delivered by nurturing and qualified educators in a bright and welcoming playroom, and spacious outdoor environment.

The programs are play-based to allow the children to explore and experiment within our safe, educational environment. 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.

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Norwood Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards. Our experienced, qualified and skilled educators strive for excellence and continually seek to improve in all aspects of their work.

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We value the outdoor environment and believe children benefit from experiencing seasonal changes, opportunities for physical development and time to play outside. We focus on keeping our staff and children safe in the sun and being sunsmart.

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We connect with our local community. We have regular incursions with visitors from the wider community, with topics including dental, responsible vets, drama, science, library, cultural learning, dance, Australian indigenous learning, sport and more.

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At Norwood Preschool, we promote healthy eating. We teach our children about the importance of healthy foods and incorporate cooking into our program. Our children are also involved with our veggie patch.

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We focus on exploring different cultures and traditions from around the world. We are proud to provide a multicultural curriculum, teaching about diversity and understanding. This includes celebrating a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

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Our Philosophy

  • We provide a warm, caring and stimulating environment, where children can feel happy and confident.
  • Families are encouraged to be involved, feel accepted and have a secure feeling of belonging.
  • The staff respect all children, their individuality, family, cultures and beliefs.
  • The environment is safe and conforms to the Education and Care Services National Regulations and Act.
  • We believe in children’s right to play. We believe this provides a strong foundation which enables children to move onto more formal processes of learning.
  • We believe in using an emergent curriculum that is developed from the children’s interests. This is then complemented by teacher-initiated learning.
  • We believe creative open ended experiences provide great opportunities for self-motivated learning and individual learning styles.
  • We believe the indoor and outdoor environment can act as the “third teacher” by being stimulating and aesthetically pleasing. This then generates the children’s interests and learning.
  • We follow the national Early Years Learning Framework and the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. (EYLF &VEYLDF)
  • We believe in ongoing training and Professional development of our educators.
  • We have a commitment to continuous improvement through input with educators, families, management and our community.

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 Possums

9:15am – 12:15pm Tuesdays

9:15am – 12:15pm Fridays

4 Year Old Kangaroos

8:30am – 4:00pm Mondays

8:30am – 4:00pm Wednesdays

4 Year Old Koalas

9:30am – 2:30pm Mondays

9:30am – 2:30pm Tuesdays

9:30am – 2:30pm Thursdays

3 year old kinder: $425.00 per term

4 year old kinder: $425.00 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