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Our Program

What we offer

Dayboro Kindy operates a play based program and provides a safe, warm and caring environment where the uniqueness of each child is valued and respected.

We offer placement in either –

A Group (8:45am – 2:45pm): Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday fortnight

OR

B Group (8am – 4pm): Thursday and Friday

Children choose their own activities and a focus is placed on the process rather than the end product. Children are free to wonder, explore, create, make mistakes, question and repeat experiences from which they can make their own conclusions.

The program includes aspects of literacy and numeracy learning, well embedded within the context of children’s play.

Sustainability, Creativity & the Environment

We are very proud of our comprehensive and well-established sustainability program. Rather than simply discussing the basics of sustainability – such as recycling and water conservation – the Dayboro Kindergarten’s program is integrated, hands-on, and holistic in its approach, allowing children to ‘live’ a wide range of sustainability activities right here at Kindy.

We actively promote conservation and encourage children and their families to protect the environment. Native animals and insects are treated with care and respect and are allowed to remain free while appropriate observation for children’s information is made. The planting of trees and shrubs indigenous to the area is carried out on a regular basis to give effective shade and to provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. The use of fresh food is also encouraged for morning tea and lunch to reduce the overuse of packaging.

Where possible art and music lessons are also provided within the program. As you can imagine, this is very popular with the children and always encouraged. The knowledge and growth in these areas is very satisfying to observe throughout the year. Parents may be asked to pay extra fees from time to time to fund these specialist teachers.

Enrolments & Fees

Children often attend kindy in the year before they commence Prep however, we do cater for 3 to 5 year olds. Children’s names can be placed on the waiting list during the financial year (1 July to 30 June) in which they turn one year old. A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is charged and names are placed on a waiting list in order of the date they are received. If a child is due to commence kindy the following year, parents are notified by October. At this time, a non-refundable enrolment deposit of $70.00 is required to secure your child’s position.

We are sometimes able to offer early enrolments for younger children, subject to place availability.

2018 fees

As a community-based, not-for-profit kindergarten, we keep our fees as low as possible to make our Kindy accessible for all families. The fees outlined below cover costs that cannot be covered under the government subsidies which we receive.

  • Per term fee is $925.
  • Parents/carers/guardians/children who hold a current Australian Government Health Care Card will receive an additional Government subsidy for Kindergarten fees.