Clayton South Kindergarten

11-15 Narrumburn Road, Clayton South VIC 3169

About us

At Clayton South Kindergarten, we believe play is the most important and valuable way to learn. Our play-based program is developed around children’s emerging interests and abilities. It is based on planned and spontaneous play experiences, enabling children to explore, experiment, investigate and examine.

Our experienced and caring educators incorporate the five learning outcomes as listed in the early learning years developmental framework into our program. They focus on developing children’s skills and enhancing their overall development in a safe, fun-filled learning environment. We focus on building children’s independence skills, confidence and self-esteem, their self-discipline, consideration of others, and communication skills.

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

Clayton South Kindergarten

Address
11-15 Narrumburn Road, Clayton South VIC 3169
Open Hours
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Thursday
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Centre Philosophy

We acknowledge the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, play, live, and pay our respects to their elder’s past, present, and emerging.

As part of our philosophy, we value a safe and dynamic learning environment for young children. We listen to their voices, celebrate their successes, and encourage different ways of learning. Our educational programs foster investigation, inquiry, exploration, and creativity and are designed to support all areas of learning and development.

We also encourage families and educators to share their knowledge, ideas, culture, and aspirations in raising and educating children. We celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the families in our kinder community and look forward to getting to know you and your child!

 

2024

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

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Group 1 Rotational A 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Group 1 Rotational B 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Multi-age Group 1 Rotational C 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Group 2 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Debbie Brent, Nominated Supervisor at Clayton South Kindergarten. I have held several roles throughout my career including Early Education Teacher and Education Leader. I delight in interacting with educators and families, placing high value on listening to children’s voices and ideas, and witnessing their constant enthusiasm for exploration. Our service celebrates the unique stories and voices of our multicultural community. We are passionate about gardening, sustainability and learning from our families. We look forward to welcoming you to Clayton South Kindergarten.

Debbie Brent

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

Excellent kindergarten. My son attended 4 yo class and he loved being there. Teachers are amazing and exceptionally supportive. They are all well experienced and very much approachable. We had a wonderful experience. Thank you.

Reshma Ravindran

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.