Caring for and educating the children of Wellington Shire and surrounding areas since 1961.
Maffra Queen Street Kindergarten and Occasional Care offers age-appropriate classes for children up to 4 years of age. We pride ourselves on our involvement with the local community, allowing your child to learn and grow in an inclusive, culturally diverse environment.
Children enrolling in our service in 2019 are eligible for the Victorian Government drought kindergarten fee subsidy.
Our large outdoor space offers a wonderful array of natural and recreational features that encourage your child to develop and pursue their own interests. We love to see them connect with their surrounding environment, and include equipment and activities that promote the development of everyday sustainable practices.
Our kindergarten features:
In addition to the variety of play-based adventures inspired by our well-equipped indoor and outdoor spaces, children enjoy actively participating in sustainable practices such as caring for our worm farm. They have fun learning about the world around them, often by working with members of the community.
Some of our activities include:
Children learn about basic nutrition and how to take care of their bodies at kindergarten. We teach them about sustainability, healthy eating, and the importance of exercise through fun, practical tasks.
Our activities include growing our own produce such as herbs, vegetables and fruit in our garden and educating children and their families about healthy eating and nutrition.
We encourage families to get involved in their child’s early learning experiences, inviting them to participate in cultural celebrations, volunteer their time, help with fundraising, and talk about topics of interest to the children. We engage with a variety of community groups and organisations to make your child’s education as fulfilling as possible by expanding their understanding of different cultures and the outside world.
Some of the people, groups or services within our community that we engage with include:
We love excursions! Some of the places we’ve visited include:
We also love to be educated and entertained by special visitors and guests such as:
We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English.
Our educators are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability or have experienced challenges and trauma.
For interest in kindergarten or occasional child care 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 5147 1266.
Fill out an expression of interest form to find out moreRegister your interest