Situated in the historic township of Penshurst at the base of Mount Rouse, the kindergarten is located in landscaped grounds with an excellent outdoor play area.
The preschool offers a combined three and four year old program, with a local bus now available to transport some of the children to kinder (children must be aged 4 to ride on the school bus).
Penshurst Kindergarten is a place where children, families and educators can develop self-confidence, feel valued, connected to others, and develop relationships. We see children as capable, competent and unique co-contributors; who are active participants in their own learning journey.
Play allows individuals to express personality and uniqueness, enhances curiosity and creativity, and foster connections between new and prior understandings. Thus, helping to develop a positive self-identity and strong sense of wellbeing.
We provide practices and relationships that have a significant effect on children’s involvement and success in learning and work alongside the Victorian Early Years Learning and Developmental Frameworks (VEYLDF), the child safe standards, The National Quality Frameworks, and the Children’s Services of Code of Conduct; as well as setting children’s individual learning goals to achieve such success.
We value and encourage family and community input, and we endeavor to provide a service that is accepting of all families, welcoming their participation and helping to promote a sense of community within the centre that has equal opportunities and an equal approach.
We value and acknowledge Australia’s Indigenous Heritage and Torres Strait Islander cultures, along with the cultures of families attending our centre.