The Kindergarten program at Anne Sgro Children’s Centre is a play-based program, based on an Emergent Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. Each child has activities and learning experiences planned for them, based on their interests and strengths.
These activities are incorporated into the group curriculum and preparing them for school the following year. We strongly believe that our children should have a voice in our program to ensure meaningful learning occurs.
We run a 4-year-old integrated kinder program with funding for the children attending school the following year. The Kindergarten program is integrated with the long day care program, and both are delivered by a teacher holding a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, assisted by early childhood educators. Kindergarten sessions run from 8.15am to 4:15pm each day. There are no sessional kinder fees. Long day care fees will apply.
Our philosophy and aim is to provide our kindergarten children with open ended play spaces where each child is able to extend upon their ideas learning through their play. At their own pace children are encouraged to experiment, explore and investigate. As educators we will extend on their interests through intentional teaching and scaffolding, giving the children the opportunity to partake in group times and extensive project work.
We aim for each child to build a strong sense of belonging within the group forming secure respectful and reciprocal relationships with peers and educators. We strive to build positive partnerships with each of our families recognising that parents are the child’s first teachers and forming an open ended relationship will help us provide for the “whole child”. From this we aim to form a strong community of practice that will foster the development of each individual child’s identity, wellbeing and learning ensuring the best possible outcomes for each child.
What Our Families are Saying
Anne Sgro is such a wonderful day care centre. After 6 years and 2 children at the centre, we couldn't be happier. Community run, amazing staff and a passionate level of care for the children. Thanks again, Melissa Mills.
What can I say? A great centre. Over the past seven years the staff have shown such care and commitment to the well-being of my children. Freida loves Kylie's discos and Eliza, three years later, remembers the songs and games she learned here. Thank you to everyone involved in this centre, not only for looking after my children so well but also for fostering a wonderful sense of community for us all to be part of.
My second daughter Hazel has had her first year at Anne Sgro and yet again I am so happy with the level of care and rich environment provided by the centre and educators. My first daughter Matilda absolutely loved Anne Sgro and totally thrived there. Hazel is having the same experience. As a parent I am so thankful for this wonderful, community run centre. I couldn't be happier! Eve West
Both our children went through Ann Sgro and we were delighted with the support and care offered to them. The community of parents plays a large role in the running of the centre so everything is focused around meeting the needs of the children. The staff provided the children with so many wonderful opportunities that they loved going each day. My happy and confident children transitioned easily into Primary school after such a positive experience at Anne Sgro. Julie McClimont