Playroom 5: 4 years to school age

CSIROCare provides a long day care kindergarten program accommodating up to nineteen children with a minimum of two educators working with the children each day. This program is designed for children aged four and five years in the year prior to them attending school.

Our government approved kindergarten program operates three days per week during the school terms and is run by a registered kindergarten teacher. Outside these kinder program hours, the kinder-based program continues to be run by another qualified educator. Our team within the kinder room work closely together and communicate effectively to ensure consistency for the program, children and families.

Our kinder provides a stimulating and nurturing environment for children’s learning and development with educators who support, encourage and challenge children. Our program caters for all areas of development and is based on the Early Years Learning Framework. A balance of intentional teaching and child-led play assists to prepare the children for their first year of school.

To further extend children’s learning, regular incursions are included in the program as well several excursions organised to places within our local community.

Our large kinder room has double doors that open onto a decking area which allows for the provision of additional space when the children are indoors. Our natural outdoor playground is shaded by large, well established trees and provides a variety of play areas in which children can play and explore.