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Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten Inc

Exceeding • ACECQA Rating

Australian government agency rating.

50 Children Places

Maximum children licenced for the centre.

Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten Inc provides pre-prep education for children who are aged between 3.5 years of age and 4.5 years of age (at the start of the year). Services Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten Inc operates four kindergarten (pre-prep) groups with 22 children in each class. Each group is run by a fully qualified and registered Early Childhood teacher and fully qualified assistant. Our classes start at 8.15am, 8.30am and 8.45am, depending on the day of the week and class your child attends. We also provide aftercare until 5.30pm if required. Our day begins with outdoor play, weather permitting, where children can have fun with their friends. Following this, the curriculum includes a group language session with book, puppets and pictures; before we serve morning tea at tables. This stimulates social learning and staff eat with the children as well to encourage open communication. After morning tea, we head outdoors again for some more play in the digging patch where children can make rivers and dams from water in the tanks, tend to the vegetable gardens, or play in the rock pool, large sandpit, open plan fort and on the climbing structures. Group music and movement is completed before lunch, where teachers use fingerplays, songs and games to encourage children to love music. It also includes fine motor and coordination skills development, and expressive dance is encouraged. After lunch, we rest and children can have a nap if they like, or they can engage in quiet activities such as puzzles and drawing. This continues until 2.30pm when after care commences for families who require additional hours. Nutrition Policy At Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten Inc, we cook with our own produce from our garden, including delicious fresh herbs. We encourage families to send fresh, unprocessed food with a minimum of packaging. Grounds Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten Inc has an outdoor classroom with a number of areas that include a vegetable garden, rock pool, climbing equipment, fort, sandpit and much more. Communication At Ashgrove Memorial Kindergarten Inc, we encourage parents to be as involved as possible in their child’s learning. Family members are often present during the program and involvement includes many forms – such as family roster where parents spend time at the centre themselves during the day. There’s also a maintenance roster for taking care of the grounds, Management Committee, parent meetings where you can discuss any concerns, and social functions.

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ACECQA Rating

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Last updated 1 Apr 2015

Centres are inspected by their state regulatory authority and granted ratings.

Educational Program & Practice

Exceeding

Children's Health & Safety

Exceeding

Physical Environment

Exceeding

Staffing Arrangements

Exceeding

Relationships with Children

Exceeding

Collaborative Partnerships with Families & communities

Exceeding

Governance & Leadership

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