Denzil Don Kindergarten has been a true community kindergarten since 1947.
Our kindergarten operates from a beautiful, heritage building in the middle of Wylie Reserve. Our kindergarten rooms are large with big beautiful windows that flood the spaces with natural light.
We have a north and south yard – recently upgraded to incorporate nature play. The spaces provide the children with opportunities to immerse themselves in unstructured, unhurried play… to imagine, discover, build, explore and fossick together or alone.
The following video provides a glimpse in to our kinder.
As qualified teachers and educators of young children we are a professional, reflective and united team respectful of our centre, colleagues and kindergarten community. We value:
- positive relationships with children and parents based on trust and mutual respect
- individual backgrounds and unique culture and customs of families
- new pedagogical development
The Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation are the traditional custodians of the land on which Denzil Don Kindergarten stands. We thank them for caring for this land on which we now play and learn. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, who hold the knowledge and stories of this land. We remember that under the bricks and concrete, under the grassy spaces and the play equipment, this land was, and always will be, traditional Aboriginal land: their Dreaming. We acknowledge the important roles that Aboriginal people have played, and will continue to play, in the DDK community.