Clarendon Kindergarten

Welcome to Clarendon Kindergarten

Clarendon Kindergarten is a part-time kindergarten set in the beautiful, small, historic, semi-rural township of Clarendon, servicing the communities of both Clarendon and Kangarilla.

With a capacity of 22, we provide lots of time for individual attention with children. This is supported by our 2+ staff members - a Director, ECW, and 0.1 ECW salary (approx.) to provide lunch-care and preschool support.

Children who present with additional needs are referred for extra staff support and appropriate individualized programs devised.

Families in these communities value connections with the land and sustainable living practices, which is reflected in our curriculum.

Services offered include Kindergarten, Pre-Entry and four unfunded Occasional Care places per session (3+ year olds), while numbers allow.

Hence our kindergarten caters for 3-5 year olds in our learning and care program as places allow.

A Community Playgroup is also offered at our site on Monday mornings, which the kindergarten supports and values.

Vision

Clarendon Kindergarten provides a safe, happy, challenging environment, in which children learn and grow.

The uniqueness of each child is acknowledged and individual needs are respected.

We are committed to being a quality Early Learning Centre in a beautiful tranquil setting where families, staff and community work together for the caring, development and learning of each and every child.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to focus on learning by providing:

We provide a play based program so that the children can, in their own way, time and space, be engaged in learning and developing physical, emotional, social and intellectual skills, competencies and understandings.

Beliefs

Education in Clarendon commenced shortly after 1850.

The first Kindergarten session was in 1975.

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