Greensborough Preschool

17-19 Ester Street, Greensborough VIC 3088

About us

Located in the leafy suburb of Greensborough and adjoins the Banyule Maternal and Child Health Centre, the recently refurbished Greensborough Preschool offers a well-resourced centre and an expansive indoor and outdoor environment where children are able to learn and grow in a safe and caring learning environment. Our centre has been providing a quality kindergarten program for our community since 1959. Greensborough Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard.

Greensborough Preschool

Address
17-19 Ester Street, Greensborough VIC 3088
Open Hours
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Tuesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday
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Centre Philosophy

At Greensborough Preschool, we’re passionate about nurturing young minds through play-based learning. Our vibrant approach celebrates each child’s individuality, empowering them to thrive and explore their potential, whilst providing opportunities to develop a variety of values, concepts, and life skills. We recognise families as essential partners in each child’s education, drawing upon their knowledge and experiences to enrich our programs.

At Greensborough Preschool, we prioritise creating a warm, safe, and nurturing environment where quality resources support engaging learning experiences. Our educators are committed to fostering high expectations for every child’s achievement, staying attuned to their needs, and advocating for their rights. We value and support our collaborative relationships within our wider community. We continue to generate connections by embedding what is culturally specific from the community within our program.

2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Lorikeets 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
4YO Magpies 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Cockatoos 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Lorikeets 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
3YO Kookaburras 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Magpies 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Cockatoos 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Donna Leibowitz, the Nominated Supervisor at Greensborough Preschool. I enjoy creating a nurturing and welcoming environment for children, families, and educators, emphasising respect and inclusivity. Our experienced educator teams prioritise fostering a love of learning and building children’s confidence in their skills. Our programs are designed to celebrate each child’s unique strengths and interests, offering high-quality and engaging experiences that encourage curiosity, collaboration, creativity, and a sense of accomplishment within a supportive community setting.

Donna Leibowitz

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

What a fantastic and supportive kinder. The educators at kinder are brilliant and friendly with kids.

Kranthi Pedamallu

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.

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    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.