The Merrell Kindergarten

At The Merrell Kindergarten, we understand the importance of a positive start to your child's educational journey.  With this in mind, our caring and professional educators provide a safe and supportive environment that is sensitive to the interests and developmental abilities of all children.  We embrace our community and welcome families into our program to strengthen and enrich each child's learning experience.

We value children as individuals, capable learners, inquisitive thinkers and members of our community who are embarking upon their learning journey. We strive to best assist children in preparation for this journey.

Our programs are based on a variety of key outcomes and types of play.  Each key area contributes to and fosters the growth of children’s development, interests and independence.  We promote the following learning areas: science & technology, literacy and numeracy, creativity, sensory play, imaginary play, musical development, active play and hand skills.

We keep in mind that children learn and express their learning in many different ways.  As a result, our educators use a range of different learning experiences to help each child to reach their potential. It could be construction, finger-painting or the hands-on use of musical instruments to promote finger dexterity and language enrichment. It might be role-play, dramatic play and group projects to develop social skills including cooperation, sharing and awareness. Whatever the learning experience, our programs are the result of careful planning and resourcing. They are also flexible and responsive to the children’s ideas and interests.

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



Facilities and programs

At The Merrell Kindergarten we recognise the importance of active play and we provide plenty of experiences that encourage fine and gross motor development and encourage children to be physically active in their play.

We also place a strong emphasis on environmental awareness and care.  We encourage the children to interact with and observe their natural surroundings and explore and appreciate the natural world. Sustainability and conservation are important to us and we believe that this should start at a young age.

2017 Fees

Group Hours Fee (per term)
4 year old 15 $595
3 year old 5 $435

2017 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 year old group - Koalas 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
4 year old group - Wombats 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
3 year old group - Echidnas 8:30am - 1:30pm


Open Day
27 May 2017
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