Established in 1969, Heyfield Kindergarten provides education and care services for children aged 4 and above in a beautiful rural setting
Our kindergarten offers a natural sanctuary that remains in touch with its environment, with flexible session times to support the needs of local families.
Children enrolling in our service in 2019 are eligible for the Victorian Government drought kindergarten fee subsidy.
Heyfield Kindergarten allows your child to learn and grow while immersing themselves within the lush country landscape. Safe, well-shaded play areas encourage children to be social and physically active and are complemented by natural features and home-grown produce that make learning about sustainability fun.
Our kindergarten features:
Children enjoy play-based activities that integrate lessons on sustainable living and environmentally conscious practices. Many of these activities occur outside or on excursions in the community, and allow the children to learn valuable skills by getting practically involved with their natural surroundings.
Some of them include:
Visitors, guest speakers and incursions:
Excursions offer learning and adventure. Some of the places we visit include:
We strive to implement everyday activities that will teach your child the value of making healthy choices. Children learn about basic nutrition, the importance of exercise, cooking and food safety through a variety of fun and practical tasks.
Some of these include:
Heyfield Kindergarten welcomes all families to participate in your child’s early learning experience by joining us on excursions, volunteering your time, helping with fundraising events, harvesting the garden, and joining our parent advisory committee. Families are vital to establishing connections with community organisations and resources that can be used to broaden your child’s understanding of the world.
Families are invited to participate in:
People, community groups or services we engage with include:
We also participate in community activities and programs such as:
Our educators are equipped with the skills to provide safe and nurturing environments to all children. They are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability or with children who have experienced challenges and trauma.
For interest in a kindergarten place 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 5148 2633.
Fill out an expression of interest form to find out moreRegister your interest