Alchester Village

A safe and nurturing learning
environment for your child.

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Enrolment

3 and 4 year applications can be taken from birth. All applications are direct to the kinder.

You are welcome to come at any time, to view our facilities and sessions, as they run.

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Our Difference

We are an independent Pre-school run by a Parent-led committee of management.

We provide sessional preschool as opposed to long daycare.

Programs

We provide 3 and 4 year old play based educational sessions.

Our programming incorporates children’s interests, seasonal, community
(both local and broad) and world interests and events.

About Us

Alchester Village Pre-School is a community sessional run kindergarten in Boronia, outer eastern Melbourne, established in 1967 and is well known for its dedicated and passionate staff, programs and great location.

Our philosophy is based on using play as a learning tool. Through play, our children learn about problem solving, using their imagination, respect and social standards, all while having fun and making new friends in our caring supportive environment.
Our program is guided by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
(VEYLDF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF).
We are proud to be rated as EXCEEDING the National standards.

Come Visit Us

Our kindergarten provides a varied learning environment for 3 and 4 years olds. We currently offer a 4 year old group (rotating over 5 days), and two 3 year old groups. Our dedicated and committed Educators offer their diverse experience and a positive, nurturing approach to running our programs and teaching the children. We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, attending to all children’s needs allowing them to be heard, be respected and be an integral part of the decision making process.

Our Pre-School.
Our Family.
Our Community.

As you can see from the photos here, the kindergarten environment is amazing with numerous mature trees providing a naturally cool, shaded yard in summer, allowing the children to experience the four seasons as the trees lose their leaves in Autumn and re-grow in Spring. There is also a great area out the front where families can socialise and get to know each other. Our great location has a playgroup next door and school over the back fence.

Kindergarten is a very exciting time for the children and their families and we aim for all to have very happy memories of their time at Alchester Village.

Curriculum

Identity

Feel safe and supported.

Develop emerging independence, resilience, confidence.

Interact with others with care, empathy and respect.

Wellbeing

Develop in social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Responsible for own health and physical wellbeing.

Communication

Be able to be expressive and responsive towards others both verbally and non verbally.

Be able to listen.

Learning

Children are actively involved.

Develop a disposition of curiosity.

Confidence, creativity, persistence, enthusiasm and imagination.

Community

Connected with and contribute to their world.

Develop a sense of belonging.

Understand the rights and responsibilities necessary for active participation.

Respond to diversity with respect.

Socially responsible and show respect for their environment.

A secure and nurturing environment for children
  • Is achieved through the use of consistent routines, rules and expectations, repetition
  • Building respectful relationships with their Educators and peers
  • Having educators who listen, guide, assist, role model, praise, acknowledge, support, comfort and reassure
  • Being able to choose activities, (engaging in individual, small and large group activities), use of the materials, ability to move freely between indoors and outdoors, leads to independence and confidence in themselves
  • Feel valued in what they have to say and share with the group, through discussions, explaining and recording what they have made or drawn
Group Living
  • Is achieved by being able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others
  • Learning to deal with conflict by talking about the issue, expressing their feelings and listening to others as well. Practising suggested strategies that we learn throughout the year
  • Reflect on their actions and think of consequences for others
  • Identify the need to share, take turns, wait, contribute ideas and experiences in play and to small and large group discussions
Developing competence and confidence in their abilities
  • Is gained as they manipulate equipment/tools with increasing competence and skill and having the opportunity to utilize many varied materials creatively
  • Gain awareness of healthy lifestyles, good nutrition and practice this as they choose what to eat first, from their snack boxes
  • Are able to participate in physical activity
  • Having the freedom and time to manipulate objects and experiment with cause and effect, trial and error and encouraged and supported to persist when challenged

 

 

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