Altona Kindergarten

89 Blyth Street, Altona VIC 3018

About us

At Altona Kindergarten we recognise the importance of your child’s early years. To support early childhood development, we’ve created a stimulating and nurturing environment that encourages self-confidence, imagination and respect for others and the natural environment. We place a strong emphasis on understanding and embracing the diverse backgrounds of the families within our kindergarten. To reflect this, cultural learning and celebrations are incorporated into our programs.

Altona Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard. Information about the National Quality Standard.

Altona Kindergarten

Address
89 Blyth Street, Altona VIC 3018
Open Hours
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Friday
Phone
2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Orange 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Green 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
4YO Orange 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Green 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm 8:30am – 1:30pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Sascha Goddard, the Nominated Supervisor at Altona Kindergarten. I have had the joy of working as a relief teacher across ECMS, a specialist literacy teacher, a writer and an editor in educational publishing. I leverage these experiences to foster a creative, inclusive and safe learning environment. I value nurturing a lifelong love of learning and ensuring a welcoming space that promotes play and opportunities to learn from and with nature for our children. Our kindergarten thrives on community engagement, boasting a vast, interactive outdoor area, cultivating a sense of belonging and discovery among children and families. Our tight-knit team welcomes you to join us at Altona Kindergarten.

Sascha Goddard

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

Our families say

Old school kindergarten charm with passionate educators, many of whom have been there for decades. Both my kids have had beautiful experiences here and always looked forward to their kindergarten days.

JP Evermore

Frequently asked questions

Your child will need a backpack or bag, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, a wide-brim sun hat and their favourite toy, which can help them settle in.

Children love community visits. Experiencing different environments and groups of people helps them learn. You’ll get plenty of information in advance and have opportunities to ask questions. The centre will also need your written permission before your child can take part.

Germs spread quickly, and home is the best place when we’re unwell. Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if they show any of these symptoms.

• 38C and higher temperature

• Vomiting or diarrhoea

• Rashes that can’t be explained

• Red, swollen and discharging eyes

• Unusually lethargic, irritable or not eating and drinking

When your child is feeling better with no symptoms for 24 hours, they’re welcome to return.

Infectious diseases

If your child has an infectious disease, please keep them at home and let us know straight away. Whatever you tell us is confidential.

See the list of infectious diseases at www.health.vic.gov.au/infectious-diseases/school-exclusion-table

If your child becomes unwell while at the centre, teachers will make them comfortable and ask you to pick them up. If you’re not available, they’ll call one of the other contacts listed on your enrolment form.

Whether it’s a one-off issue or requires ongoing care, talk to your teachers if your child is on regular medication or has food allergies or intolerances. The team is there to support your family, and the more you can tell them, the better they can help. They will ask you for information from your doctor about how much your child takes and how often. Also, let the team know when anything changes. They will set up a new plan to support you, including any necessary training.

ECMS is a Child Safe organisation. We rigorously follow the child-safe standards set out by the Victorian Government. These standards guide us to drive a child safe culture, provide appropriate strategies and actions to put the interests of children first, keeping them safe from harm. We are committed to involving families and communities in our efforts to keep children safe.

Engaging in risky play is vital for children’s learning and development. Our teaching teams plan for and support opportunities for children to explore their environment and challenge themselves within play. Navigating risk promotes problem solving, persistence and resilience, and in a safe environment, is lots of fun!

Explore a day in the life

Immerse yourself into what a day at our service could look like for you and your family.

Questions about enrolling?

Get in touch and one of our team will help you.

    ECMS acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn, work and play. Aboriginal people have a long tradition of teaching and learning through sharing their connections with country, community, language and culture. We recognise their continuing connection to the country, and we pay respects to elders past and present.