Program: 3 Year Old Kinder

What to expect

For many children, this is their first group experience (and first time separating from parents), so three-year-old kindergarten is a wonderful chance for the children to grow and learn about themselves and their peers.

During each session the children are encouraged to participate in outdoor and indoor activities, music/story time and snack time. We usually begin the session together on the mat sharing books with staff, parents on duty and kindergarten friends.

Varied learning

Throughout the year we have a number of special visitors such as musicians, mobile farm and puppet theatre.
Parents are welcome to participate in the sessions and we encourage you to do kindergarten duty at least twice per term.

2020 Program Timetable

 

Please note, as of 2021 Canterbury & District Pre-School will be running a single timetable of Mondays & Thursdays 8:30am-3:00pm. Contact us for more info.

Group Name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Green Group

$800 /term 10.5 hours

8.30am – 3.00pm 8.30am – 12.30pm*

Yellow Group

$610 /term 8 hours

Note, as of 2021 Yellow Group hours will no longer be offered.

8.30am -12.30pm 8.30am – 12.30pm*

Extended Hours*

$195/term for 2.5 hours

Note, as of 2021 Extended hours will no longer be optional, and Green Group will run 8:30am- 3pm Monday & Thursday

12:30pm – 3:00pm

 

Central Enrolments

Canterbury and District Pre-school’s enrolments are managed through the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolments Scheme (BKCES). Full details of the enrolment process including timelines and the application form can be found on the City of Boroondara website, or click the link below which takes you to page to download the Information kit and application form.

BKCES information kit and application form

Additional Costs
Non-refundable enrolment security deposit Term 1 fees.
Maintenance levy: $100 – refunded at the end of the year upon attendance at two rostered maintenance duty sessions.

*In 2020 extended hours are offered on Thursday from 12.30pm- 3.00pm ($195 for 2.5hrs). 

PROGRAM GOALS

Development goals

  • Form a foundation for positive self esteem
  • Develop responsibility, respect and thoughtfulness for their environment and others
  • Foster confident play skills and friendships
  • Become confident in asserting their needs and feelings appropriately
  • Learn peaceful strategies in approaching and managing conflicts
    learn to manage self-help tasks
  • Become confident in separating from parents
  • Learn new routines

Educational goals

  • Enjoy expressing ideas through music, art, drama and movement
  • Engage in activities that stimulate curiosity and encourage problem solving
  • Foster effective listening skills
  • Expand on language skills through diverse and rich language experiences, including developing a love for books and the world of children’s literature
  • Actively explore new materials and have fun in a safe and nurturing environment

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

In addition to our learning program, the teachers organise fun and exciting activities for the children. These are just some of the fun things that have been undertaken in the last year or two.

Hands On Learning

Developing the vegetable garden

Daily nutrition excursion

Wild Action Rockpool

Wiggerly Worm

Picture Plates

Rhythm Fun

Drama Toolbox

Community Visits

Boroondara Police Visit

Visit from local librarians

Family Mornings

Grandparents’ day

Mothers’ Day morning tea

Fathers’ Day event

Event Days

Chinese New Year Celebration

St Patrick’s Day celebration

2021 Program Cost (per term)

ADDRESS

Canterbury & District Pre-School

26 Guildford Road

Surrey Hills | VIC | 3127

Melway Reference: 46 F10

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REGISTRATION

Reg.No. A00059025