Branxholme, Cavendish, Church Hill, Coleraine, Dunkeld, Mitchell Park and Penshurst

Situated in the historic township of Penshurst at the base of Mt. Rouse, the kindergarten is located in landscaped grounds with an excellent outdoor play area.
The preschool offers a combined three and four year old program.
A local bus is now available to transport some of the children to kinder.

Hours of operation
Four year olds attend 15 hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm and three year olds can attend two sessions on Wednesday and Friday 9:00am - 12 noon


Our philosophy is guided by the Early Years Learning and Development Framework (EYLDF), the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF and the National Quality Framework (NQF).

Our philosophy is based on the following:

  • Children learn from both play and structure.  It is through a planned curriculum that each child's interests and capabilities are developed. Play is a tool to enable children to begin to make sense of their world and the structure is the beginning of their formal learning.
  • The rights of the children are paramount along with their interests, with high expectations for all learners.  The environment provides opportunities for the children to learn in a stimulating and nurtured way using a Holistic teaching approach.
  • Recognise that the curriculum and learning environment supports the areas of self identity, community and the respect for the environment, personal well being  and the development of learning and communication skills.
  • Acknowledges educators, families and other professionals as important contributors to the program.