Branxholme Kindergarten


(03) 5519 0704


3 and 4-year-old kindergarten
Tuesday & Thursday – 8:45 am to 3:15 pm
Alternate Fridays – 8:45 am to 12:45 pm


Branxholme Kindergarten is located twenty minutes drive south of Hamilton on the Henty (Portland) Highway. The kindergarten is based in the local Community Hall complex. Extensive renovations to the hall provide the staff and children with bright, new facilities and the playground has some new developments including a water play area.


It is our belief and intention to provide an exciting and purposeful learning environmental for all children.

Branxholme Kindergarten believes educators are here to promote, nurture and encourage children to achieve high and positive outcomes.  It is through incorporating an emergent curriculum that enables scaffolded learning.  This holistic view supports children and allows educators to assist, construct and expand children’s vital skills.  Educators take responsibility to guide children to question and explore their theories.

Branxholme’s educators provide children with warmth, compassion and understanding, which enables them to enhance children’s knowledge within a mix of child-led and structured settings.

Our belief is that educators need to:

  • Provide a nurturing and rich environment to promote self-esteem and encourage learning in an holistic manner.
  • Meet each child’s needs, to support them in a safe, happy and productive learning atmosphere to promote their resilience.
  • Provide both play-based and structured settings, to permit children to learn, play and explore.
  • Respect children’s ideas as they develop and build their thoughts and opinions within their learning environment.
  • Foster self-expression and encourage an inquisitive mind through exploration.
  • Value the freedom of questioning.
  • Encourage creative role-play, for children to enhance life skills.
  • Develop programs to support each chihld’s social and emotional wellbeing and encourage all areas of development through planned and spontaneous activities.
  • Have a collaborative discussion with families, be united within the learning environment for the best outcomes for their children.
  • Encourage participation and collaboration with all, including specialists, families and extended families.
  • Value each family’s opinions, respect their beliefs that supports multiculturalism.
  • Form positive relationships with children, parents and staff.
This philosophy is created with the Victorian Early Years Leaning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), the National Quality Framework and Early Childhood Australia’s Code of Ethics.