Uniting Southport Kindergarten

Kindergarten
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United Southport Kindergarten has been educating and caring for the children of the Port Phillip community since 1955.

Situated beside the local Uniting Church on a beautiful expanse of land, we offer age-appropriate kindergarten programs for children aged 3-4 who delight in fun, adventurous discovery and learning.

Environment

Building your child’s connection with the natural environment helps develop their sense of adventure and physical growth. Our enormous outdoor space includes a variety of hidden play areas that capture children’s imaginations. From our fairy garden, to our pet guinea pig Rex, our herb and vegetable patches to sustainable features, your children will enjoy endless learning adventures.

Our kindergarten features:

  • Planned and intentional indoor spaces
  • Large outdoor space
  • Sandpit
  • Trees and natural shade
  • Herb and vegetable gardening beds
  • Shade sail
  • Play area with climbing equipment
  • Swings
  • Recycling area to encourage sustainability and caring for the environment
  • Cubby house
  • Gross motor play equipment for activities such as climbing, skipping, throwing and catching
  • Worm farm
  • Water tanks
  • Fish
Activities

At Uniting Southport Kindergarten, children learn valuable skills such as recycling, composting, gardening to develop everyday sustainable practices. Exciting excursions to community-based organisations encourages socialisation and fosters relationships with the environment and people around them.

We take excursions that encourage children to care for the environment and world in which they live:

  • Echo Centre Incursions - more coming up, but previously we've done identifying edible and non-edible plants
  • Captain Trash visit
  • Church Community Garden Collaboration - we promote our families to support the church community garden.
Health and wellbeing

Children are involved in caring for our vegetable garden to help them develop healthy living practices early in life. Our cooking classes teach children about nutrition and food safety while introducing them to foods from different cultures.

Family and community

All families are encouraged to participate in their child’s early learning experience, whether through cultural celebrations, talking to the children, volunteering their time, or getting involved in the parent advisory committee. We believe family and community involvement enriches your child’s understanding of the outside world, so we strive to engage with local groups, services, and activities at every opportunity.

We regularly engage with:

  • Excursions to the local primary school
  • Local service people (e.g. police, paramedic, nurse, fire and emergency services, etc.)
  • Police Visit
  • Dentist Visit
  • Smiles 4 Miles
  • Seedlings program - teaching children about sustainability by reducing energy use, water use, and waste generation at the kindergarten

We have terrific incursions, including:

  • Chicken Hatching
  • Music with JoJo
  • Science Incursions
Languages

Our staff speak English and French. We can have all forms of communication translated for families who speak languages other than English.

Special services

Our educators are experienced in working with children who live with a range of physical and intellectual disability or have experienced challenges and trauma. Additionally, two educators from the Port Phillip Specialist School are part of our teaching team.

Enrolments

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 May/June 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 9646 3077

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