3 year old kindergarten

Currently we are running one session: Fridays 9.00am to 1.00pm

Each session there is one teacher and one co-educator (diploma certified). The staff to child ratio is 1:11 children.

Children can attend three-year-old kindergarten as soon as they turn three. Even if this is halfway through the year.

You can enrol through ECMS, Early Childhood Management Services.

Currently, there is no government funding for 3-year-old kindergarten. Fees are paid directly to ECMS.

You may be thinking that three hours does not seem like much but it is enough for a 3-year-old. It is often the first step out of the home and into a communal space with directed activities. Children have the experience of packing their bags, putting it on a hook, going to the toilet in a new place, washing hands before eating and coming together with other children to sing songs and play.

Being such a short time, there is often very little guided activities. We allow the children to explore the space and encourage sharing, we sit down together for a snack etc.