Brenbeal offers 3-year-old integrated kindergarten, 4-year-old integrated kindergarten and two 4-year-old sessional kindergarten groups.
Our kindergarten programs are based on our belief that children learn best through relationships and play. Trusting relationships with adults, and friendships with peers, let children thrive. We provide plenty of time, both inside and outside, for children to explore a range of creative opportunities. Most activities are open-ended and flexible, to maximise children’s learning as they build and create. Our aim is for children to be confident and skilled in directing their own learning, making friends, and seeking help from adults only when needed.
Throughout the year, we support your child to develop the skills to succeed at school. We want them to:
- Cope with a long day away from home and family.
- Manage clothing, belongings, and hygiene routines.
- Seek help when needed, play with others, assert themselves and resolve disputes.
- Be able to share, wait, take turns, and manage their emotions.
- Concentrate and persist to complete activities.
- Think and solve problems independently, rather than relying on adult support.
We offer both sessional and integrated kindergarten as below:
|Integrated Kindergarten||Sessional Kindergarten|
|Fees||$132 per day||Free from 2023|
|Age group||Both 3-year-old and 4-year-old||For 4-year-old ONLY|
|Days available||Up to 5||
|Hours||7.30am to 6.30pm||8.30am to 4pm|
|Flexible pick up/ drop-off times||Yes||No|
|Care during term holidays||Yes||No**|
|Degree-qualified kindergarten teacher||Yes||Yes|
|Focus on school readiness (social skills, independence and confidence)||Yes||Yes|
If you would like to learn more about our Kindergarten program, please contact us by telephone or email. Importantly you must register with the City of Maribyrnong to ensure you are on our waiting list.