The following is our Sessions:
Short Day Kindergarten – (Enrol through LMPA)
Short Days are Kangaroo’s 8-12pm Mon/Thur/Fri/ and Saturday 8.45am-12pm (15 Hours)
Short Days are Possums 12.30pm-5.30pm Mon/Thur/Fri (15 Hours)
Long Day Kindergarten – (Enrol through Golden Square Kindergarten)
Long Days is Tuesday and Wednesday 7.30pm to 6pm. Wombats Group (15 Hours)
See enrollments section for forms and further details
Why should I choose the long day care kindergarten program?
In 1993 Golden Square Kindergarten families requested that we implement sessions that catered for working families. The children of these parents had been attending the same crèche since birth and they felt that they would benefit from attending a new setting with new equipment, new staff, new peers and new expectations.
In 1994 we had 12 children participate in our long-day program. Due to our community’s need we now provide long-day kindergarten to our families.
Our Sessional Kindergarten plus care program provides families who have work or study commitments with an opportunity that meets their needs as well as the needs of their children.
Compared to a creche environment, the Golden Square Kindergarten long-day offers:
- Large rooms and gardens
- Equipment and resources which are all geared to four and five year olds. (Unlike crèches where resources must be purchased for children aged 0 to 5 years).
These resources provide new challenges and choices to extend on children’s skills and interests.
- Double staff/educator ratios.
We have one teacher, one diploma and two assistants in short day sessions, two teachers one diploma and four assistants on long days. This increased staffing provides more opportunities for individual and group programming, Including: music, technology, arts & crafts, safety programs, environmental programs, daily obstacle course, You can Do It program, the RULER Approach, personal safety program, indigenous education and experience of other cultures from around the world.