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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.

  • Resilience - We believe in providing children with the skills to cope with real life situations and not continually shield them from challenges.
  • Family - Communication and involvement with families is essential in the holistic approach to a child’s education and care.
  • 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.
  • Consideration - We believe in consideration of individuals as well as the kindergarten group as a whole. (Families, community and staff).
  • Active Learners We believe that children should be in charge of their own learning, creating their own educational environment with support and guidance from their own families and the staff of the Heywood Kindergarten.

Our Programs 2020

Program Times
4 year old Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Pre kinder Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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