Free Kinder 2024 at Discovery Childcare and Education for three-year-olds and four-year-olds
We are excited to announce that both our Boronia and Croydon centres are now certified Long Day Care services as a part of the Victorian Government’s effort to expand kindergarten programs for Victorian children. We are proud to offer free kinder options for eligible families, providing accessible early education opportunities for both three and four-year-olds. Our goal is to create a supportive and inclusive community where every child can thrive and discover their potential.
What is kinder like at Discovery Childcare and Education?
Kindergarten at Discovery Childcare and Education offers a structured learning program for children in the year before they start school. Our kindergarten classes are run by qualified teachers who attend up to 38 hours per week and are committed to providing children with the best childcare and education, nurturing their unique emotional, physical, and psychological needs, and instilling the values of respect, courage, and grit in the classroom.
We provide various programs like kindergarten, long day care, and free kinder for nurturing pre-prep skills to get them ready for primary school while enhancing their life experiences. Our educators, along with teachers, create a positive learning environment where children explore, play, and develop crucial life skills. We aim to be the best start in every child’s educational journey, fostering happiness and a sense of belonging in our diverse and vibrant community.
Our innovative kindergarten program draws inspiration from the Danish Forest School, Reggio Emilia, Montessori, and Steiner approaches to early learning, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience. Our focus on learning through play fosters a fun and engaging environment where children can explore and grow at their own pace.
At our centres, we prioritise the development of essential life skills through activities and play in order to instil a sense of confidence in each child. Families can be assured that their child attends a program that prepares them for life, catering to their individual needs, abilities and preferences.
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
At Discovery Childcare and Education, we wholeheartedly embrace the Government’s initiatives and regulatory guidelines, including the VEYLDF and National Quality Framework, as essential foundations for providing high-quality early education. Our commitment to excellence extends to our diverse range of kindergarten programs designed to nurture the growth and confidence of all children in our care. We take pride in creating inclusive environments where each child feels valued and supported, promoting a positive start to their educational journey.
Our dedicated educators rely on evidence-based approaches to ensure that every child’s learning experience is tailored to their unique needs and preferences. With a focus on continuous improvement, we strive to operate centres that offer outstanding services and give your child the best start in life.
Features at our Centres
Across both our centres, complimentary service includes
- Disposable nappies
- Formula in Nursery
- State-of-the-art facilities, including heated floors, evaporative cooling, and allergy-friendly environments
- Incursions and excursions at little to no additional cost
- Free HEY DEE HO and SOCCERJOEYS sessions offered
- Pram excursions for our youngest children, providing outdoor trips in pleasant weather
- Hot centre-prepared meals, including Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Teas
- Specialist programs and health services, like dentist visits and doctor’s visits for hearing and eye tests.
Mid-year places for 2023 are filling rapidly at both our Croydon and Boronia centres, especially in our three-year-old Kindergarten rooms. To avoid disappointment, book a tour or contact one of our centres today.
Is Discovery Childcare and Education a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program?
Yes, Discovery Childcare and Education is a Victorian Government funded kindergarten program. As part of our commitment to providing high-quality education for children, we participate in the government’s funding initiative, allowing us to offer free kinder options for eligible families. Rest assured that our kindergarten programs meet the national quality standard and are facilitated by experienced educators, ensuring a positive and enriching learning experience for every child.
How Can I Enrol My Child in a Kindergarten Program?
Enrolling your child in our kindergarten program is easy. Simply give us a call or contact us to inquire about availability and schedule a visit. Our friendly staff will guide you through the process and help you decide on the best start for your child’s educational journey.
What are the benefits of choosing Discovery Childcare and Education?
By choosing Discovery Childcare and Education, you can be confident that your child will receive top-quality education and care. Our integrated approach to learning focuses on developing essential life skills, numeracy, and social abilities. As a trusted childcare provider backed by the Victorian Government, we ensure a positive and enriching experience for every child and family.
What safety measures are in place at Discovery Childcare and Education?
The safety and well-being of our children are of utmost importance. Discovery Childcare and Education adheres to strict safety protocols and guidelines. Our centre is equipped with secure premises, childproof facilities, and regular safety inspections. Additionally, all staff members undergo comprehensive background checks, ensuring a safe and secure environment for every child attending our programs.