Keilor Park Preschool

Corner Spence Street and Thea Court, Keilor Park VIC 3042

About us

Keilor Park Preschool has been an integral part of the Keilor Park community for more than 30 years. Our team of nurturing and experienced educators deliver high quality and inclusive three and four-year-old kindergarten programs that help each child realise their potential. Educators will partner with you – your child’s most important educator – to develop a play-based learning program that builds on your child’s interests and capabilities. In turn, your child will develop vital social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills. Even more importantly, our educators will ensure your child is safe, secure and happy while in our centre.

Keilor Park Preschool

Address
Corner Spence Street and Thea Court, Keilor Park VIC 3042
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
8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Friday
Phone

Centre Philosophy

At Keilor Park, our philosophy centres around encouraging each child’s development in a respectful environment that fosters social interactions and kindness while learning. We aim to provide a child-centred, play-based program that meets the needs of individual children, their families, and the community. We work collaboratively as a team of educators to provide experiences that children are interested in learning through play and planned activities. At the same time, we are committed to including and respecting all cultural and religious beliefs within the kindergarten and communicating respectfully with children and families while implementing the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework.

2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Group Rotational 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO Group 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3YO Rotational A 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Rotational B 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
3YO Rotational C 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm
4YO 8:30am – 4:00pm 8:30am – 4:00pm

Meet your Nominated Supervisor

I’m Dimitra Kallinteris Gibb, the Nominated Supervisor overseeing Keilor Park Kindergarten. I have previously worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and an Educational Leader. I find fulfilment in leveraging my skills to lead my team and manage the service well. I value cultural diversity, inclusive practice, and including children’s voices in their learning while planning educational experiences. We welcome you to join our community in Keilor Park, located near a park where locals gather and enjoy each other’s company.

Dimitra Kallinteris Gibb

Centre Highlights

Inspiring play spaces

Qualified and nurturing teaching teams

Learning through play

Child safe environments

Regular communication

Community visits and exploring

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.