Kings Park Kindergarten

24 Maplewood Road, Kings Park VIC 3021

About us

At Kings Park Kindergarten we aim to provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where your child can discover and realise their potential. Our professionally trained educators will assist your child to develop a positive self-image, which enables effective learning, and to develop positive social attitudes. As a community-based kindergarten, we respect and celebrate diversity.

Kings Park Kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard.

Kings Park Kindergarten

Address
24 Maplewood Road, Kings Park VIC 3021
Open Hours
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Monday
8:45 am – 4:15 pm, Tuesday
8:45 am – 2:00 pm, Wednesday
8:45 am – 4:15 pm, Thursday
8:45 am – 1:45 pm, Friday
Phone

Centre Philosophy

At Kings Park Kindergarten, we believe in the power of play-based learning, where children are encouraged to explore, create, and learn through hands-on experiences. Our close relationships between educators and children foster a strong sense of belonging and enables purposeful teaching and learning. We value partnerships with families and the community, ensuring a safe, inclusive environment for all, as outlined by the Early Years Learning Framework.

At Kings Park Kindergarten, we strive for inclusivity, promoting positive self-identity, and respecting individual differences. Our program supports children’s interests, skills, and abilities, while fostering exploration of natural environments and sustainability practices. Our environments encourage learning through challenge and risk-taking, nurturing positive attitudes towards education.

2024

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Red 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Yellow 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
Multi-age Green 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm
Proposed 2025 Timetable

Age Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Multi-age Red 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm 9:00am – 2:00pm
Multi-age Yellow 8:45am – 4:15pm 8:45am – 4:15pm
Multi-age Green 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm 8:45am – 1:45pm

Meet you Nominated Supervisor

I am Maria Andoloro, Nominated Supervisor at Kings Park Kindergarten. With experience as an Early Childhood Teacher, I delight in leading a team of passionate educators dedicated to nurturing each child’s unique strengths and potential. By building strong relationships with families and the community, we create a welcoming space that celebrates diversity and fosters a deep sense of belonging. Our play-based curriculum, grounded in approved framework, empowers children to discover, create and imagine as they develop cognitive, social and emotional skills. We look forward to welcoming you to Kings Park Kindergarten.

Maria Andoloro

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.

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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.