At Templestowe Preschool, we provide 3 year old and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. Our nurturing and experienced educators deliver our program in a bright, welcoming and engaging playroom, with a large outdoor play area, incorporating both natural and man-made areas. Our building also contains a covered veranda so that children have the flexibility to enjoy an indoor and outdoor program throughout the year.
To grow, develop and learn children need to experience play-based learning that is engaging and open-ended. Play is a means for exploring, creating, discovering, imagining and communicating as they begin to understand the world and community they are a part of.
We have large indoor and outdoor play spaces so that children have plenty of room to move and explore. Our playground is large and leafy, with a covered sandpit, timber kitchen, climbing equipment, swings and two veggie patches.
At Templestowe Preschool, our curriculum supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical, technological and creative learning. It is also a celebration of multiculturalism and includes a variety of cultural events throughout the year.
Excursions are a key part of our curriculum. Venturing out into the local area allows children to explore the world around them, and feel a part of a community. We are located next to Templestowe Village, close to shops, cafes and beautiful parkland.
We value the outdoor environment and believe that children benefit from experiencing seasonal changes. We are very conscious of keeping our staff and children safe in the sun; therefore, we are official participants in the SunSmart program.
Templestowe Preschool acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Preschool is built.
We acknowledge the right of every child to learn, to feel positive about who they are and to become a valued member of our kindergarten community. We believe children to be capable, curious and active contributors to their own learning and our approach supports children to develop social skills, self-confidence and resilience.
Our program is flexible and play based, providing a balance between guided play and child directed opportunities to nurture children’s interests, independent thinking and creative expression. We value the outdoor environment and believe that children benefit from experiencing the seasonal changes, opportunities for physical development and time to play in a garden. We love messy play!
Templestowe Preschool supports children’s learning through the implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework- Belonging, Being and Becoming which describes the 5 learning outcomes, practices and principles together with the Victorian Early Learning and Development Framework.
As educators we:
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 – 2:00pm Wednesdays
9:00am – 2:00pm Tuesdays
9:00am – 2:00pm Wednesdays
9:00am – 2:00pm Thursdays
3 year old kinder: $515.00 per term
4 year old kinder: $635.00 per term