Tarneit North focuses on instilling a lifelong love of learning in children. Our programs aim to teach children skills, not just for their future schooling, but about the world around them in a meaningful manner.
With a focus on natural play, our educators work in collaboration with children to help them discover and learn. Tarneit North Kindergarten offers a program that will teach your child confidence and skills to last them a lifetime, in a fun, supportive environment.
At Tarneit North Kindergarten, we are pleased to offer the ELLA learning initiative within our program. This allows the children to spend time each week learning to speak Italian, in a fun, relaxed setting!
Our curriculum includes looking at different cultures and traditions that are celebrated around the world. Through this, children are able to gain deeper understanding of their peers, as well as the world around them.
At Tarneit North Kindergarten, we run a range of excursions throughout the year. These are designed to give children the chance to explore their local community
At Tarneit North Kindergarten, we are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore we are official participants in the SunSmart program.
We run a program to help children cope with this exciting and challenging period of change. We work in partnership with Tarneit P-9 College to help make children’s transition to school as smooth as possible.
Tarneit North Early Years Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we play and learn. We value their knowledge and culture and reflect this in our daily pedagogy and practices.
Tarneit North Early Years Centre believe in developing children’s confidence and resilience in an environment which is welcoming, caring, safe and supported. We believe that all children have their own unique sense of identity and individual needs and have the right to self-expression and to make decisions and choices that influence their learning and wellbeing, as such we include the child’s voice in the planning, implementation and reflection of the kindergarten program. We believe that when nurtured and valued children are empowered as capable and competent learners.
Play is essential in the development of children, and we celebrate the abundant learning that comes with it. Play is meaningful when interests are acknowledged and children are involved and contribute to decision-making. We embrace children’s ability to explore, create, problem solve, collaborate and imagine when they play.
We believe children learn through collaboration and engagement with peers, adults and interacting with an engaging environment. A rich, stimulating and nurturing environment has the potential to stimulate imagination, promote creativity and enhance curiosity.
We acknowledge families as the child’s first teacher. Families are invited and encouraged to contribute to the program, bringing diverse skills into our learning community and group identity. Our program is inclusive and is based on acceptance of, and respect for, the diversity of each child and their family regardless of ability, gender, race, language, culture or economic status.
We value and respect staff individuality, knowledge, qualifications and experience and encourage growth and positive team co-operation. By using reflective practices and continually developing our professional knowledge and skills, our educators are able to provide the best possible learning and developmental opportunities for all children.
Term 1: 28th January – 27th March
Term 2: 14th April – 26th June
Term 3: 13th July – 18th September
Term 4: 5th October – 18th December
9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesdays
9:00am – 4:30pm Thursdays
8:30am – 4:00pm Mondays
8:30am – 4:00pm Wednesdays
8:30am – 4:00pm Tuesdays
8:30am – 4:00pm Thursdays
8:30am – 1:30pm Mondays
8:30am – 1:30pm Wednesdays
8:30am – 1:30pm Fridays
4 year old kinder: $475.00 per term