4 Year Old Kinder

4 Year Old Program

The 4 year old kinder curriculum is based around The Victorian Early Years Learning & Development Framework. This means the experiences offered to the children are based on their current interests and developmental levels. The staff observe & talk with the children working with them to devise activities that will keep them engaged. Whilst as educators it is our responsibility to ensure these activities are laden with educational opportunities.

We believe that children are more open to learning when they are exposed to a ‘play-based’ environment rather than a structured setting. The majority of the day is set out in a relaxed indoor/outdoor program with only a few organised situations such as a welcome, pre snack and good-bye group times. There are the impromptu child initiated (or weather dictated!) music, movement and drama activities.

Through our play-based environment the children will be offered experiences that teach them to experiment with science theories and that allow them to solve mathematical problems. Furthermore our program has opportunities for the children to practice their literacy skills – both verbal (storytelling, singing & music) and non-verbal (writing, reading & listening).

A focal point in the 4 year old kinder curriculum is self help and independence. These are ongoing developmental skills required throughout a child’s life.

Staff

Jenny Royes: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Green Group)

Jennifer McDonald: Assistant Educator– Certificate 3 in Children’s Services (Green Group)

Nicole Mac Donald: Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (Yellow Group)

Mini Manjuparambil: Assistant Educator -Diploma Children’s Services (Yellow Group)

Megan Hassett: Bachelor in Education in Primary and Early Childhood (Purple Intergrated Kinder Group)

Taryn: Qualified Room Educator - Diploma of children’s Services (Purple Intergrated Kinder Group)

Ashni: Qualified Educator - Diploma of children’s Services (Purple Intergrated Kinder Group)


Session Times and Fees


4 Year Old Kinder 2018

2018 fees for 4 year old kinder are $425 per term.

Green Group

Tuesday – 8.30am-4.30pm

Thursday – 8.30am-4.30pm


Yellow Group

Wednesday – 8.30am-4.30pm

Friday – 8.30am-4.30pm


Purple Group

This kinder group is integrated into a childcare room. You only pay childcare fees. The kinder teacher is present between:

8.30am-4.00pm Monday-Friday


Term Dates

Term One

Jan 29th -Mar 29th

Term Two

April 16th -June 29th

Term Three

July 16th -Sept 21st

Term Four

Oct 8th -Dec 21st



4 Year Old Kinder Events


Holiday Closures

The Range is closed on Victorian public holidays.

Events Calendar

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Room Reflections