Come and explore what Alfred Road Kindergarten has to offer your child and family.
Our centre’s philosophy is simple. We honour the original meaning of ‘kindergarten’: A garden for children where they can learn through play.
The kindergarten years play an important role in your child’s development. During this short period, they develop and learn much faster than any other age.
A lifelong love of learning begins here.
Young children need to stretch their bodies in order to stretch their minds. At ARK, we provide a supportive and encouraging environment. Our open-ended, play based program is designed to ignite their interests and imagination.
Our years of experience have lead us to create a unique approach to learning. One that instills children with confidence to makes choices, establish self-awareness while encouraging them to work through challenges.
With gentle guidance, we aim to provide an enriching and supportive environment, and engage with others within our multicultural community.
To provide a positive, playful and nurturing environment for our children to learn, have fun and grow.
|Respect and Gratitude||For ourselves and our family|
|For our friends and our community|
|For our resources and our environment|
|Education and Learning||Through love of exploring new learning opportunities|
|Through positive kinder experiences with play-based learning|
|Through setting a foundation for lifelong learning and development|
|Communication and Self-Expression||By developing self-awareness and social confidence|
|By instilling pride in our efforts and outcomes|
|By building a sense of independence and confidence|
|Safe and Nurturing||Through open play with patience and support|
|Through guided and supported learning experiences and social opportunities|
|Through focusing on the individual development needs of each child|
|Develop and Prosper||By growing physically and emotionally as we learn and play|
|By reflecting on our learning and building on our experiences|
|By establishing a foundation for a happy and functional life|
|Warm and Caring Relationships||Through experienced staff and parents partnering in our children’s learning and development|
|Through the running of the kindergarten by the parent community and staff for our children|
|Through the involvement of extended families and our local community|
|Fun and Enjoyment||By laughing a lot, having fun and enjoying each other’s company|
|By enjoying each day for what it is|
|By going home each day with positive memories and wanting more|