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Heywood Kindergarten

Heywood Kindergarten

Heywood Kindergarten has been providing high quality, culturally diverse Kindergarten programs to the children and their families within the Heywood and Surrounding communities since 1985.

Children, families, experienced teachers and educators are collaboratively involved in decision making at the service and are all active participants in the delivery of the educational programs.

The educational program focuses on children’s interests, the development of resilience, empathy, acceptance, inclusion of all, respect for ourselves and others and is based on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

Heywood Kindergarten

Teachers and educators work closely with families and local schools to assist children to successfully transition from Kindergarten to primary school.

Heywood Kindergarten has well developed links within the local community and this assists children to further develop a sense of belonging within their community.

Heywood Kindergarten is owned and operated by the Glenelg Shire Council and is rated as 'Exceeding the National Quality Standard'.

Our Philosophy

After consultation with families, children & staff, we have captured what we feel is important, what we want to live by and what we want to include in our kindergarten philosophy.

  • FAMILY: We believe that our children's families should be involved within our program as well as clear, consistent and honest communication between us all.
  • RESILIENCE: We believe in providing children with the skills to cope with real life situations, and not continually shield them from challenges.
  • RESPECT: We believe that it is important to treat others as we expect them to treat ourselves. To earn respect, first you have to give it.
  • TEAMWORK: We believe that we all need to work together as a team: this is inclusive of Children, Families, Staff & the wider Community.
  • CULTURALLY SAFE: The Kinder environment should feel culturally safe for all children and their families.
  • COMMUNITY: We value our community and work to include different groups within our kindergarten program.
  • DEDICATION: We believe in giving the best of ourselves, and each other.
  • CHILD SAFE ENVIRONMENT: The staff are aware of their legal obligations, children are made to feel safe and families are supported through our policies and procedures in regards to the safety and welfare of our children.
  • ACTIVE LEARNERS We believe that the best way for children to learn is by doing. Play is the work of the child.
  • INCLUSION: Everyone in our kinder environment is included in every way, and this includes children of any ability as well, as the wider community.
  • STAFF SELF-REFLECTION: We believe that staff should continually look at improving the care and education they provide.
  • DEDICATION: Staff believe in giving our best for the children, their families and each other.
  • CHALLENGING: Staff believe in extending each child's abilities.
  • CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS: We believe in celebrating each other's achievements, no matter how big or small.

Our Programs

2020 Programs Times
4 year old kindergarten Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 1:30 pm
Pre-Kindergarten Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
2021 Programs Times
3 & 4 Year Old Kindergarten Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm

To enrol your child in Heywood Kindergarten, please visit the Enrolment Webpage

Further Information

For further information you can contact the Children's Services team on 1300 453 635 or email childrenservicesenquiry@glenelg.vic.gov.au

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