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St Dunstan’s Kindergarten

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:  There is one group in the Three Year Old program, with a maximum of 22 children attending kinder for 16.5 hours per week.

Session times 2024

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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 incurs a fee of $150 per term.

Session times 2025

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sessions     8.00am to 2.00pm 8.00am to 2.00pm 8.00am to 2.00pm

2025 Fees The first 15 hours per week are free (Government funded) and the additional 1.5 hours per week of the program incurs a fee of $200 per term. There is also a voluntary contribution of $300 per year to cover the cost of incursions, maintenance, arts and crafts and other resources.

 

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: There is one group in the Pre Prep program with a maximum of 22 children attending kinder for a total of 24 hours per week.

Session times 2024

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 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.

2025 Session times

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Sessions 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm 9.00am to 3.00pm                      

2025 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 $950 per term. There is also a voluntary contribution of $300 per year to cover the cost of incursions, maintenance, arts and crafts and other resources.

 

To enrol, please visit the Boroondara Kindergarten Central Enrolments website