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Jaycee Kindergarten

Jaycee Kindergarten has been providing high quality kindergarten programs to the children and their families within the Portland community since 1966.

Kindergarten programs for children aged 3 and 4 years prior to attending primary school are delivered by passionate and experienced teachers and educators following the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework with a focus on “Learning through Play”.

Jaycee Kindergarten

Children and their families are seen as activate participants and decision makers within the program which promotes social skills, confidence, learning and development, school readiness and a sense of belonging.

We aim to build respectful relationships and partnerships with families and encourage families to participate within the service.

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

Our Philosophy

  • Quality: We believe in educating children holistically to support each child’s independence, social, emotional and physical learning and development.
  • Relationships: We believe in maintaining positive relationships through respectful communication and interactions within the Kindergarten and broader community.
  • Child Safety: Educators are committed to the safety of children; reducing and removing the risk of child abuse is at the centre of our decision making.
  • Culture: We value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s culture, and all cultures within our community.
  • Equity: We value all individuals and believe in upholding their right to be treated as equals.
  • Diversity: We believe in embracing diversity to promote an atmosphere of inclusion and respect within a nurturing environment.
  • Reflective Practices: As educators we believe reflective practice promotes high quality education and care.
  • Community of Learners: Educators become co-learners with children, families and the community and seek ways to create rich and meaningful learning opportunities.
  • Natural Environment: We value our natural environment which promotes many opportunities for children to explore, investigate, discover and challenge themselves as competent learners.

Our Programs

2020 Programs Times
Dolphin Wednesday and Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Seal Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am - 4:00pm
Penguin - Pre-kindergarten Monday 9:00am-12:00pm
2021 Programs Time
Seal - 4 Year Old Kindergarten Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm
Dolphin - 4 Year Old Kindergarten Wednesday and Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
Penguin - 3 Year Old Kindergarten Monday 8:30am-4:00pm

To enrol your child in Jaycee 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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