Our Philosophy

At Chelsea Heights Kindergarten we aim to provide an environment that is safe, inviting and stimulating for all children. We welcome all kinder families and warmly invite them to take part in our program whenever possible. We firmly believe that each child’s kinder experience and overall development is enhanced by families and staff working together.

Our curriculum is play based and offers a variety of activities that are initiated by the children’s emerging interests as well as those that are connected to the community and environment. Children are encouraged to make independent choices and individual needs are supported and catered for.

Our program offers the children numerous music, art, literacy, language, maths and Science activities, presented in a fun and engaging manner. Several incursions and excursions are planned each year to develop and extend learning interests. We are committed to strengthening each child’s self-esteem and confidence: we encourage their ability to develop and share their ideas and knowledge.

We promote respect for others through small group and partnered experiences, working as part of a team and through the sharing and taking turns of equipment and resources.

Children attending our kindergarten are part of an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunity for all and provides a program that reflects and values diversity. Our philosophy recognises and follows the learning outcomes of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework (VEYLF). We believe that children have the right to enjoy a valuable year of fun and play and to establish a positive attitude to learning for the future.