4 Year Old Program

Four-year-old Kindergarten involves the children participating in a full day structured program which further enhances independence and the ability to make choices whilst still being in a play-based environment. Play and learning experiences become more child-directed with teacher guidance and interaction.

Overview

A typical 4-year-old kindergarten day would involve...

  • Children arrive and participate in the indoor program, they can have progressive snack whilst indoors. Participate in the Sensory room, sewing, block play, construction, playdough. Make choices from the choice book of what they would like out from the storeroom are some ideas of what they can do.

  • Yarning Circle where children can bring something to talk about and answer questions from their peers

  • Group time, which varies from music/movement, discussions, stories, games., puppets, parachute, Acknowledgement to Country

  • Children participate in the outdoor program

  • Relaxation time - Yoga, mindfulness, listening to stories, meditation, mindfulness colouring.

  • Lunch time - whole group on the deck at the eating tables , in the community garden or on the grassed area.

  • Outdoor play - digging in the digging patch, building with large outdoor blocks, planting in the community garden, on the swings, quiet activities on the deck.....many choices of what to do whilst outside

  • Group time and Indoor play including progressive afternoon tea

  • Soft close - for 1/2 hour before pick up time to allow parents/carers flexibility of picking up and joining in quiet activities inside.


This basic routine outline does alter at times according to many different variables that can arise, such as weather, curriculum design and children's interests

2021

We have two groups of 4 year old kinder - operating on a rotational model. Each child is allocated sessions to make up 2 full days and one half day a week.


Monday 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Tuesday 8:45am to 11:45am and 12:45pm to 3:45pm*

Wednesday 8:45am to 11:45am and 12:45pm to 3:45pm*

Friday 8:45am to 11:45am and 12:45pm to 3:45pm*


*Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday session times include an optional one hour lunch-care programme charged at $5 per hour​

2022

We will have three groups - Seahorse, Seastar & Turtle -

4 year old kindergarten - operating on a rotational model. Each child is allocated 2 full days with limited places for 3 full days.


Tuesday 8:30am to 4:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am to 4:00pm

Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm