Wonthaggi White Road Kindergarten

Wonthaggi North Kindergarten, White Road provides 3 four-year-old kindergarten groups. Three-year-old kindergarten for 2019 will be based at Wonthaggi Kindergarten, Drysdale Street. We pride ourselves on providing fun, safe and innovative learning spaces both indoors and outdoors through the promotion of exploration, independence and creativity within the programs.

Our play based programs are underpinned by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) and the National Quality Framework (NQF) and are successfully implemented by qualified teachers and highly experienced educators. The programs build on the individual and group interests of the children; provide the foundation for the children's development in literacy and numeracy skills; foster their thirst for learning and curiosity; enhance their social and emotional skills; and help to provide meaningful and purposeful experiences within their journey of learning.

We recognise that "the child is at the centre surrounded by family, kin and early childhood professionals who support children's learning and development." (VEYLDF, 2016, p.3). We believe it is important to develop each child's strong sense of identity in close collaboration with the family and the local community. Through these connections children feel a sense of belonging to the broader group; learn to respect themselves and others through understanding diversity; and build on skills that promote their independence, confidence, social, investigation and problem-solving abilities.

Our programs include:

  • indigenous and cultural teachings
  • special visitors
  • special themed days
  • a variety of incursions and excursions to enhance children's learning and development
  • Orientation process for the beginning of each year
  • Statewide transition day for new enrolments

Facilities and Services

  • Large kindergarten rooms with different areas set up for a variety of play and intentional teaching activities.
  • Spacious playground featuring fixed climbing structures, swings, small boat, slide, digging patch and large sandpit. Our yard is soon to be upgraded and landscaped, through a Major Capital Works Grant that has been awarded by the Department of Education and Training. Works will commence in March 2019. The upgrade will see the inclusion of a sensory path, a natural tunnel and tee pee, a dry creek bed, two sand pits, a fort, a mud kitchen and digging patch, learning stone and totems, decking around the oak tree, inground trampolines, new fauna and much more!
  • Large lawn area for ball activities, group games, kite flying and running.
  • Rubber bike paths for riding bikes and scooters.
  • Garden with vegetable patch.
  • Shaded areas ideal for picnics.

Open Day 2019

Wednesday 5th June, 2019
1.30pm - 4.30pm

 

Enrolments

Link to important dates and more information

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

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Contact Details

Address
136 White Road
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995
Postal Address
PO Box 151
Wonthaggi, VIC, 3995
Phone
(03) 5672 3292
Fax
Email

Funded Kindergarten (4-5 Year Olds)

Kangaroo Group (2019)

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Possum Group (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Koala Group (2019)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Fees: $1,520 (15 hour program)

Kangaroo Group (2020)

Session Times

Monday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 2.00pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Possum Group (2020)

Session Times

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

Koala Group (2020)

Session Times

Tuesday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Fees: $1,540 (15 hour program - no fees required until March 2020)

Pre-Kindergarten (3 Year Olds)

3 Year Old Sessions in 2019

Session Times

3 Year Old Sessions in 2019 are held at Drysdale Street, Wonthaggi Kindergarten
Fees: $683 (2.5 hour program)

Our staff include a Teacher in Charge, Educational Leader and Nominated Supervisor who is supported by a team comprised of Teachers who hold a Bachelor Degree and supporting Co-Educators who are either Diploma and/or Certificate III qualified. We also have a team of Early Childhood Directors who actively support the staff in our kindergartens.
 
Our staff are enthusiastic and passionate about the education and care of children in the early years. Our recruitment process ensures that all staff are not only suitably qualified but aspire to the YMCA values of Honesty, Respect, Caring and Responsibility.