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Yallambie Park Preschool

At Yallambie Park Preschool we place a strong emphasis on encouraging a positive approach to learning. Our activities and learning experiences inspire children to discover and realise their full potential. Our educators value each child as an individual in a warm and caring environment.

The focus of our play-based learning programs is to develop and extend children’s skills and ideas. This promotes self-confidence and independence.

Preschool is guided 'informal education'. This means children are free to move from activity to activity and work at their own pace, under our educators' guidance. Our learning programs are flexible and based on the children’s ideas and needs. This allows children to determine the nature and direction of their learning experience. We believe this kind of environment inspires individual creativity, expression and resourcefulness, stimulating children to reach their potential.

The programs we provide are based on children’s prior experiences, knowledge, abilities and interests. We encourage children to draw on the experiences and cultural backgrounds of others to expand their own perception of the world.

The educational objectives for individual and group learning experiences aim to expand the following developmental areas:

  • Social skills, ie. sharing, respecting others and conflict resolution
  • Creativity and imagination, which we encourage through art, drama, music and movement and dance
  • Thinking skills, which are developed through problem-solving, discussions, stories and poetry
  • Physical skills, which are refined and developed by climbing, jumping, cutting, threading and woodwork.

Yallambie Park Preschool has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard. Information about the National Quality Standard.

  

Facilities and programs

We recognise the importance of active play and offer activities that help refine children’s gross and fine motor skills. We plan activities where the children can run, play ball, climb, swing and explore. There are endless opportunities for adventure!

Fees and Enrolment

  • Banyule Council manages 3 & 4 year old kindergarten registrations. Registrations must be made online at banyule.vic.gov.au/kindergartens  There is no longer the opportunity to download or print out a registration form.  All registrations are via the online registration form on the Banyule website and kindergarten offers are sent out in mid-July via email  and the parent portal.  Please contact Banyule Council on 9490 4222 if you experience any difficulties registering.
  • 3 & 4 year old kindergarten registrations open 1 March, the year prior to the child attending.  Registrations are date stamped only and not time stamped.
  • Eligibility for 3 year old kindergarten – A child is eligible for 3 year old kindergarten, if they turn 3 years of age by the 30 April the year of attendance.  The child must  turn 3 before they can commence at kindergarten.  As every child is different, we encourage you to carefully consider the year your child commences 3-year-old kindergarten as this may have an impact on the year they commence school.  There is no second year of funded 3 year old kindergarten.
  • Eligibility for 4  year old kindergarten – A child is eligible for 4 year old kindergarten if they turn 4 years of age by the 30 April the year of attendance.
  • Priority of places –  Kindergarten places are allocated according to the Department of Education and Trainings (DET) priority of access and Banyule Councils Kindergarten Central Registration policy
 

2021 Fees

Group Hours Fee (per term)
4 yo group 15 $0
3 yo group 5.5 $120
3 yo group 6.0 $120

2021 Timetable

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 year old group - Green 9:00am - 3:00pm 9:00am - 2:30pm 9:00am - 12:30pm
4 year old group - Purple 8:30am - 2:30pm 8:30am - 2:00pm 8:30am - 12:00pm
4 year old group - Orange 8:45am - 2:45pm 12:30pm - 4:00pm 8:45am - 2:15pm
3 year old Red group 8:45am - 11:45am 8:45am - 11:45am
3 year old Blue Group 12:30pm - 3:15pm 12:30pm - 3:15pm