Programs, times and fees
The foundation of our kindergarten program is about doing the very best for the children. They come first, and it’s important to make every child feel as if they have a special place at our kindergarten.
Our programs are structured to allow a mix of child led enquiry and teacher led curriculum, and they are carefully planned from a developmental viewpoint to ensure the best possible transition to school for your child.
Three Year Old Program
As many children will be encountering kindergarten for the first time, we aim to make them feel secure and happy. We provide a comfortable learning environment to allow them to explore the world around them, and develop at their own pace. We aim to help the children:
- Become self-directed and independent, and develop their self-help skills
- Develop self-esteem and confidence
- Develop a positive and co-operative attitude towards their peers
- Develop their language skills
- Express themselves through art, music, language and movement
Session times 2023: There is one group in the Three Year Old program, with a maximum of 21 children. In 2023, the children attend kindergarten for a total of five hours per week, on a Wednesday. Places are still available.
|Sessions||9.00am to 2.00pm|
Fees The fees for the three year old program in 2023 are $400 per term unfunded for five hours per week.
Session times 2024: We are pleased to announce that in 2024 our three year old program will be extended to 16.5 hours per week.
|Sessions||9.15am to 2.45pm||9.15am to 2.45pm||9.15am to 2.45pm.|
2024 Fees The first 15 hours per week are free (Government funded) and the additional 1.5 hours per week of the program incur a fee of $150 per term.
Pre Prep program
The program focuses on encouraging the children to be actively involved in their own learning, with the ability to determine areas of interest and exploration. The intergenerational program encourages connections between the older members of the community and the kindergarten children and families.
St Dunstan’s commitment to learning about sustainability and the environment has lead to the introduction of a “Bush Kinder” program and regular outings from the kindergarten to explore those natural environments that are situated close to the kindergarten.
St Dunstan’s Kindergarten is proud to be part of the “Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Gardening” program which promotes a play-based, hands-on program that promotes a whole-service approach to teaching children about fresh, seasonal, delicious food.
Session times: In 2023 and 2024 there is one group in the Pre Prep program: and a maximum of 22 children in the class. Children will attend from 9am to 3pm for four days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
|Sessions||9.00am to 3.00pm||9.00am to 3.00pm||9.00am to 3.00pm||9.00am to 3.00pm|
2024 Fees The first 15 hours per week are free (Government funded), and the additional 9 hours per week of the program incur a fee of $850 per term.
To enrol, please visit the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolments website