At Denzil Don Kindergarten we are fortunate to have 3 lovely light filled classrooms and a generous outdoor play space with play equipment, cubby house and opportunities for the kids to learn about the environment through hands on gardening with our worm farm and veggie patch.
As a community run kindergarten we are proud to offer both 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs, as well as playgroup for younger children.
Our play-based programs are developmentally appropriate focusing on children's individual interests and working in line with the principles, practice and outcomes of the Early Years Learning Frameworks (EYLF), essential to support and enhance young children's learning. Refer to Resources for more information on the EYLF.
We provide the children opportunities for independent, small and whole group experiences, open-ended and structured activities, positive social interactions, skill development including cognitive, language, fine and gross motor skill.
Our program also offers many unique experiences for the children through our incursions with specialist educators/presenters. Some incursions run the length of a term (i.e. the Sports4Kids program and Hey Dee Ho music program). Others are one off visits from groups such as Kidz Bodz teaching the children about healthy eating, the Melbourne Museums visit to tell us about dinosaurs, The Flying Bookworm company to act out some classic family stories with a slight twist that are highly interactive and enjoyable.
4 Year Old Timetable
Whilst the State Government provides a subsidy for each child attending the 4 year old program, this does not fully cover the cost of providing a kindergarten place. The fees charged are to make up the gap in operating costs. The cost of the 4 year old program is found on the below timetables. Please note you may be eligible for certain subsidies i.e. you are a health care card holder. Please refer to the "Kindergarten Fee Subsidy" and "Child Care Benefit" links on our Resources page.
At the moment we are very excited to be able to offer Discovery Kindergarten as part of our 4 year old program. This involves one session per week of the normal program being run at Brunswick South West Primary School. The aim is to engage the children in playing, exploring and learning in an outdoor natural setting. Brunswick South West Primary School boasts 7 acres of land with substantial amount used for play space, much of which is grassed with a section considered a natural environment that is tree'd, with rocks and a bridge over a dry rock bed.
Denzil Don Kindergarten acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government for our 4 year old program.
3 Year Old Timetable
There is no government funding or subsidy for the 3-Year-Old program. The cost of the 3 year old program is found on the below timetables. Please note you may be eligible for certain subsidies such as "Early Start Kindergarten" or "Child Care Benefit". Refer to our Resources page.
Room 1 - Orange, Purple, Crimson Groups
Playgroup sessions run for 2 hours and cost $130 per term per family. Currently we offer playgroups at the following times in the week:
For further information please contact our Enrolments Co-ordinator at the kindergarten on 03 9380 8420.