(03) 5572 2740
POSSUMS (3 & 4-YEAR-OLD)
Teacher: Heidi Walsh
Monday, Wednesday & alternate Fridays
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Teacher: Christine Wildgoose
Tuesday, Thursday & alternate Fridays
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The North Hamilton Preschool Centre was first established in 1952 and was run from the North Hamilton Hall. In 1955, it became known as North Hamilton Kindergarten, when the salary of the trained teacher was wholly subsidised by the government.
But it wasn’t until 1967 that the kindergarten sessions commenced at the current site at 134 Coleraine Road, after many years of fundraising efforts were made by North Hamilton Kindergarten parent groups to purchase the land and then complete the necessary building works.
Our motto is “Growing Happy Kids” and our highly experienced and dedicated educators strive to develop rich and engaging programs that reflect the individual interests for all our children, ultimately building their confidence, resilience and ability to face new challenges in readiness for their next step into a formal education at school.
North Hamilton Kindergarten acknowledges the Gunditjmara people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. We pay respect to the Elders both past and present and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians.
We believe that each child’s learning and development is enhanced by a stimulating and engaging program which is planned and delivered by educators using the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework as well as the National Quality Framework (NQF).
We provide a learning environment that is welcoming, clean, caring, healthy , inclusive and secure and we believe in encouraging and educating children on the value of sustainability, the use of natural and recycled materials and the importance of protecting the natural environment, as well as respecting the built environment.
We provide outdoor and indoor environments that play a vital role in supporting and promoting physical well-being and also supports the social, emotional and intellectual development of all children.
The kindergarten provides opportunities for all children to become competent and independent learners by offering activities which foster learning dispositions, along with opportunities to interact with each other, educators and parent helpers in the environment so they can develop respectful and trusting relationships and a sense of belonging.
We value encouraging and educating children on healthy eating and leading a healthy lifestyle and as well as being Sunsmart.
Our educators are professional, ethical and respectful in their interactions with children and are passionate about educating them. We continually participate in professional development activities to enhance our own knowledge, skills and abilities.
We believe that the dignity and rights of all children should be respected at all times regardless of ability, gender, family circumstance, learning styles or cultural diversity.
We recognise that children belong first to their family, whatever structure this takes and recognise that this is the child’s most significant relationship. We highly value the link between a family, our early learning environment, the wider community and local schools. We work in partnership with all these groups to provide the best start for each child.
The management and educators are committed to maintaining a Child Safe Environment at all times.