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Kennington Preschool

National Quality Standard Rating - Exceeding

Address: 17 Crook Street, Kennington MAP 

Email: kennington.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Phone: 03 5443 7282

 

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2017 Session Times 

Grassy Flats Room

Platypus Group - Monday & Wednesday - 8:30-4.00

Koalas Group - Tuesday & Thursday - 8:30-4:00 

Kirinari Room

Possum Group - Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday - 9:00-2:00

Echidna Group - Monday & Thursday - 8:45-4:15


Prekindergarten  

Emu Group - Friday - 9:15-11:45 

Kookaburras Group - Friday - 12:30-3:00 

 

Start of Year Information       

For start of year information please refer to:

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Educational Team

Nominated Supervisor:  Amanda

Educational Leader:  Amanda

Educational Team: Amanda, Ange, Bronwyn, Carolyn, Dani, Ellen, Gemma, Julie-Anne, Kylie, Libby, Linda, Sally, Yvette


Our Philosophy 

At Kennington Pre School we believe that it is essential to establish respectful and caring relationships with children and families. We see parents and their wider family as the primary influence on children’s learning and development. We aim to work in partnership with families to deliver effective learning and development experiences relevant to children and their needs and interests. We support shared decision-making and planning, to achieve the best possible outcome for each child at our service. 
We believe that every child has the ability to learn and develop in our service and that by having high expectations we will achieve better outcomes for every child. We acknowledge that each child is an individual and will require different opportunities and levels of support to learn and develop to their full potential. This is best achieved in partnership with parents who continue the learning process at home and in the community.
As professionals, we work collaboratively with other teachers and services to ensure support to families and make referrals when appropriate. We realise that transitions to other services and schools can be a stressful time for parents and children and play an active role in preparing families for these events.
We understand that children learn best when we as professionals respect their personal, family and cultural histories and provide them with support, opportunities and experiences that shape their learning and development.
We understand that having respectful relationships and responsive engagement with families and children is crucial to providing positive experiences and a safe and stimulating environment that builds on children’s culture, strengths, interests and knowledge. We respect the views and feelings of each child and endeavour to develop warm, trusting and reciprocal relationships with each child at our service.
As early childhood professionals we know that play is essential for its ability to stimulate and engage children in intellectual, physical, social and creative development. Our role is to actively observe or become involved in children’s play in order to extend and support their learning and enjoy shared, sustained conversations with each child in our service. Our programs reflect the integration of child-directed play and learning, guided play and learning and intentional teaching.
As professionals we use a range of assessment tools, processes and approaches to build on prior learning. We assess what children know and understand based on parent feedback, our Needs and Interests survey, what children make, draw, write, say and do and use this to plan how best to help each child progress and be supported in our environment. We understand and acknowledge the vital role that families play in their children’s learning, development, health and wellbeing and welcome their active input in planning for their child.
In order to be highly effective early childhood professionals, we acknowledge that we need to continually develop our professional knowledge and skills, as well as critically reflect on our service to our families.

 

FAQs

Our educators have provided some answers to some 'frequently asked questions' to assist you in developing a better understanding of the kindergarten.

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