Kindergarten

Explorers Early Learning provides a 3 year old and 4 year old Kindergarten program including a state funded 4 year old program.

Our Kindergarten Programs are led by a fully qualified and experienced Kindergarten Teacher within long day care hours.  

As part of the Kindergarten Program, children are exposed to many meaningful learning experiences including numeracy, literacy, science, discovery and much more.

Each program is unique: driven by the Explorers philosophy, your child’s interests and the individual teaching style of the teacher. Once attending an Explorers centre, your child will be automatically enrolled into the Kindergarten program.

Explorers Early Learning promote the following strategies within our program:

  • Encouraging children to make choices about  clothing and dressing themselves.
  • Inspiring children to express their wants and needs.
  • Coaching children to recognise emotions.
  • Facilitating children’s conversation and discussion including answering questions from peers and other adults.
  • Inspiring children to explore their natural environment.
  • Encouraging problem solving and negotiation with peers.
  • Exploring mathematical concepts, literacy, science, discovery & more.
  • Visits to local primary schools to support school readiness (for more info on our School Readiness program click here).

Kindergarten FAQs

Yes, children can attend both programs, however they will only be allocated a government funded position at the facility where they attend 15 hours a week.

Yes, each centre creates a relationship with the closest local primary school. In term 4, children attend excursions to the school where they can become familiar with the classroom and playground whilst amongst their friends.

Yes, children can attend both programs, however they will only be allocated a government funded position at the facility where they attend 15 hours a week.

Explorers Kindergarten teachers create transition reports which are given to your child’s future primary school so the school has an understanding of their development and readiness and gets to know your child before they begin prep.

It is advised that you bring your child to the centre by 9am, as this is the time where the Kindergarten Teacher will run ‘Welcome Group Time’ – a classroom meeting about the day’s plans.

Your child will need to begin the 4 year old program before April 30th, in the year prior to them turning 5 and beginning Primary School.

Yes, each year, our centres host a Kindergarten Information Evening. At these events, our centre directors and teachers will explain everything you need to know about the program. Please contact your centre director for further information.