Barngeong Reserve Kindergarten

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Barngeong Reserve Kindergarten

We acknowledge that parents are the first educators of the child. We want to welcome families into a caring and warm environment that is culturally inclusive and celebrates diversity. We want to utilise the skills and talents of our families and make them active participants in their child’s education. We believe that through open communication a collaborative and effective relationship builds between families and educators. This can be seen in our frequent informal discussions with parents as well as organised interviews, community events, information nights, and by the collaboration between educators and our Parent Support Group (PSG).

We promote understanding and respect for one another and for our environment, instilling a sense of responsibility and respect for others and for the world around us. You can see this attitude reflected in our group time discussions, our care for the environment both indoors and
outdoors, as well as our positive approach to understanding and celebrating differences in ideas, cultures and languages.

Barngeong Reserve Kindergarten uses the Walker Learning Approach (WLA) as our teaching pedagogy. The WLA is evidence based and provides an authentic personalised learning model of teaching and learning that is effective across all cultural, economical, geographical,
religious and social spectrums. The pedagogy uses developmentally appropriate ways of engaging children in meaningful and relevant strategies that enhance academic skills alongside social and emotional development. It uses play-based and personalised learning
theories as its basis and retains explicit instruction of literacy and numeracy. We are committed to providing learning and teaching environments that maximizes opportunities for every child to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. We strive to create a
safe, caring, supportive and purposeful atmosphere based on mutual respect, trust and the pursuit of excellence.

We utilise community resources in order to enrich our Kindergarten program through incursions, excursions, and collaborating with other early childhood professionals. We share ideas, gain new and extend professional understandings, as well as encourage educators to
share their skills and special interests with the children. Our statement and beliefs in this philosophy reflect the position of the Australian
Government’s National Quality Framework for early childhood education. The Early Years Learning Framework encompasses each child’s identity, their connection with their community, their sense of wellbeing, as confident and involved learners and as effective
communicators. Educators reflect and adapt programming to target student’s learning needs.

The WLA ties curriculum outcomes to student’s interests ensuring maximum engagement with educational opportunities. Optimal learning is achieved when children, parents and educators share their ideas as equals and self-esteem is fostered through these positive relationships. Our Kindergarten program develops a child’s autonomy, resilience, and overall wellbeing through integrated teaching and learning approaches. Whilst at our Kindergarten we have the expectation that every child will be engaged and learning to their full potential with the activities and experiences provided by caring and dedicated educators.


2019 Timetables

3 Year Old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Yellow 9.30am – 1.00pm Red 9.30am – 2.30pm Yellow 9.30am – 1.00pm

4 Year Old

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4 year old Rotational Model
9.15am – 2.15pm 9.15am – 2.15pm 9.15am – 2.15pm 9.15am – 2.15pm
A B A A
C C B B
D D C D

Kindergarten Contacts

Barngeong Reserve Kindergarten
Corner of Lee-Ann Cres and Bambra St Croydon, VIC, 3136

Centre Contact

Amanda Skinner 03 9726 0671

barngeong@try.org.au

For Fees, Enrolments and General Enquiries

Lee Decker

03 8545 9510

lee.decker@try.org.au

Programming and Staff Support

Zoe Marks 0458 500 155

zoe.marks@try.org.au

Coming up

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2019 Fees

4 year old

Group Hours Fees
4 year old 15 $420

3 year old

Group Hours Fees
Red 5 $380
Yellow 7 $480

Opening Hours

* Timetables and fees may change from 2019

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