A G Leech Kindergarten


At AG Leech Kindergarten our values are guided by our passionate approach towards early childhood learning and the development of each child to become respectful and responsible future citizens within the community.

Kindergarten is like another home, another family, a relaxed, warm and friendly atmosphere. A place children look forward to coming to

We believe children learn through play whilst being supported by actively involved educators who scaffold, guide and assist their learning and development. Unhurried, uninterrupted and flexible play are strongly valued within our team beliefs. 

We follow and extend on the children's learning whilst ensuring we support and guide social and emotional well-being. We believe as a team of educators that this underlies a holistic approach to children's learning.

We believe a safe and secure environment promotes the development of relationships within our kindergarten community. Inclusiveness and acceptance are paramount to ensure all families feel welcome within our service. 

We value our natural learning environment and utilise this strongly through the implementation of our program and practice.

Our Bush Kinder program provides children with further opportunities to explore nature. 

We believe in embedding sustainability practices to educate children on the future impacts that can arise in the world they are growing up in. 

We believe in strengthening our relationship within the broader community and to continue building on the important 50 year old foundations established by A G Leech.

Facilities and Services

  • Children are encouraged to explore varied experiences and play spaces in our indoor environment.  The aesthetics of the indoor space use the natural light through the large windows that span the room.
  • We value the natural environment. Our spacious outdoor area incorporates a dry river bed, sensory garden and pathways, established garden beds and planter boxes. A lofty oak tree has pride of place in our yard having been planted when the Kindergarten was first built over 40 years ago.
  • The outdoor space features a stage area with surrounding seating, established bike track, sandpit with decking area and attached Balinese hut.

Enrolments

​2020 Enrolments (this year): Please note that for 2020, all places are full in the 4 Year Old Program. Please see here​ for alternative kindergartens.

2021 Enrolments: Registrations are taken through Central Goldfields Shire Council. The registration information is here.

Enquiries: Please contact the YMCA Early Years Management team
by email at yeym.enrolments@ymca.org.au 
​or on 4311 1500.​

Philosophy

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Contact Details

Address
26 Alma Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465
Postal Address
26 Alma Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465
Phone
(03) 4311 1560
Fax
Email

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

Group 1 (2020)

Session Times

Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm
Fees: $850 (3 hour program)

Sherelle Mortlock

Sherelle has been working in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor degree and is passionate about working with families and children, and developing each child to their full potential thorough play based learning environments. 

Cylinda Norton

Cylinda has been working at A G Leech since her children attended 12 years ago. She has completed Certificate III in Child Care and is very creative and brings lots of fun to the kinder days!

Abbey Parker

Abbey has recently completed her Diploma of Early Childhood and has begun her Bachelor of Teaching. Abbey is passionate about educating children and watching them learn. Working with children brings a smile to Abbey’s face every day.