Barriburn Preschool

A place of creativity, wonder and discovery!

At Barriburn Preschool we run 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten programs. We have a huge playground, large established trees and garden, and a friendly, caring and relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on being a small and inclusive community, with one group of children in the 3 year old group, and one group of children in the 4 year old group.

Our play-based learning programs are responsive to each child, are meaningful, and build on their interests, cultures, strengths and knowledge. We provide an environment that is safe and supportive, with a rich and diverse range of experiences that promote children’s learning and development.

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SPACE TO EXPLORE

We have large indoor and outdoor play spaces, including a huge playground and garden, to give the children plenty of room to move and explore.

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MULTI-CULTURAL

Our curriculum supports social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative learning. We also celebrate multiculturalism and include a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

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adventures

Excursions and Incursions are part of our program, to enhance children’s understanding and feel like a part of the community.

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SAFETY IN THE SUN

At Barriburn Preschool, 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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SUSTAINABILITY

At Barriburn Preschool, we teach the children about sustainability, through gardening, re-using, recycling, and composting.

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Our Philosophy

The community collaborates to achieve common goals, guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework (VEYDLF).

Our experienced Staff provide excellent continuity as the children progress from one group to the next. The staff are passionate about – and advocates for – early childhood education. They are committed to ongoing professional learning and work together as a supportive and cohesive team.

Barriburn Preschool promotes warm, trusting and reciprocal relationships, where all members of the community are included and valued. Many backgrounds and cultures are represented at the preschool; this promotes wellbeing and harmony, and facilitates learning about the world.

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 Platypus

9:15am – 12:15pm Tuesdays

9:15am – 12:15pm Fridays

4 Year Old Dolphins Group

9:15am – 2:15pm Mondays

9:15am – 2:15pm Wednesdays

9:15am – 2:15pm Thursdays

3 year old kinder: $480.00 per term

4 year old kinder: $514.00 per term

HOW TO ENROL

Applications to Barriburn Preschool are processed through the Whitehorse Pre-School Association (WPSA)

Families wishing to enrol their child at Barriburn Preschool should first complete a Kindergarten Central Registration Form

For more information about the kinder registration please contact the Applications Office on 9285 4854 or email: w.p.s.a@bigpond.com