Wheelers Hill Child Care Centre - Kinder 3

3 to 4 years

Our 3-year-old kindergarten room can have 22 children per day, and follows a one educator to 11 children ratio. The Kinder 3 program is led by 1 qualified early childhood teacher and is assisted by a qualified early childhood educator.

Our Kindergarten Program

Our 3-year-old kindergarten program runs all day from Monday to Friday. Children must attend a 3-year-old funded kindergarten for at least 5 hours per week to qualify as a funded child, so children would need to be enrolled for at least 1 day. The child needs to be turning three by April 30th of their 3-year-old kindergarten year. Families are welcome to decide which day/s they would like their child to attend kinder (pending availability).

Our Kindergarten program focuses on growing self-confidence, problem-solving skills, self-esteem, skill development and independence. The Kinder 3 room teacher utilises the children’s current interests and identified strength and need areas to form the basis of the Kinder 3 program. The children are given opportunities to express which experiences and activities they would enjoy exploring throughout the program.

The routine in the Kinder 3 room is relaxed, flexible and allows for both spontaneous and planned experiences. Children are provided with interesting, aesthetically-pleasing and engaging activities throughout the indoor and outdoor environments. Activities are designed to provide concepts that enhance understanding and learning in areas of literacy, maths, science, music, environment and creativity.

Our big outdoor space provides children with multiple opportunities to explore nature, sustainability and develop physical skills. Children have access to areas where they can run and explore as well as engage in quiet, solitary play. Educators provide many small and whole group experiences, both indoors and out, to encourage cooperation and build on social skills such as turn taking and sharing.

Even though the children are now in kindergarten, they are still exposed to all of the benefits of being in the childcare centre environment such as catered meals and the opportunity to mix with children of all ages.

View our Kindergarten Programs at Wheelers Hill Information Booklet.