Buninyong Preschool is conveniently located off the Midland Highway, next to the beautiful Buninyong Recreation Park and Community Reserve. Our experienced educators have been providing nurturing learning experiences to children aged 3 and 4 in the local community since 1973.
We value the uniqueness of each child, and we work hard to foster their self-esteem, sense of belonging and wellbeing by looking after their individual needs.
Our town is home to beautiful natural surroundings, this beauty extending past the doors of Buninyong Preschool. Children express themselves through fun games and activities in our indoor and outdoor environments. We have a large outdoor area with trees, gardening beds, and a worm farm to help children get in touch with nature.
Our kindergarten features:
Our educators encourage children to play in an inclusive and respectful manner. Children at our preschool develop empathy for others, and we have a strong focus on developing their skills in problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution. We also teach the importance of caring for the natural environment.
This includes activities such as:
We love to take the children out into the community to explore the world around them.
Excursions include trips to:
We have a strong relationship with our local school and take our children there to help them prepare for their transition to primary. We also invite the prep students to come and visit our centre and interact with the children. Other incursions include:
We know the importance of teaching healthy eating habits to children from a young age. We go the extra mile to make sure your child is receiving a fresh and nutritional diet using our homegrown and locally sourced produce. We also work closely with families to help them make healthy food choices for their children.
At our kindergarten:
We live in a small, tight-knit community. Imparting our shared values on the children is an important part of developing their sense of belonging which we believe is vital for children’s happiness. We encourage parents to be actively involved in their children’s development.
Various people, groups or services within our community we engage with regularly include:
We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English. We currently have a French educator who speaks French to all our children.
Registration forms can be submitted now for 4 year old kindergarten places in 2020 via the Ballarat Council which manages a centralised registration for funded 4 year old kindergarten.
For interest in 3 year old kindergarten places for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020, please complete the Uniting registration form.
For a place in 2020, we send the letters of offer out to families in August including instructions for the next steps of enrolment and orientation dates.
For a place this year, we will be back in contact with you within a few days to discuss your care needs.
For more information or if you’d like to arrange a visit,, please Get in touch or call us on 03 5341 3415.
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