General Information

Children make sense of their world, shape their environments and seek to communicate their experiences through multiple forms of expression. Through individual and group projects and experiences that build on and extend their interests, children show considerable capacity for discovery and contribution.

Parents have a unique knowledge and understanding of their child. In order to maximise each child’s learning potential, it is beneficial that parents and educators work towards fostering an effective partnership.

Creative play at Eden Hills Kindergarten

Hours of Operation

The Kindergarten Program operates Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Morning Session times: 8:30am to 11:30am

Afternoon Session times: 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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Session Details

Full day sessions are offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A Friday morning session may be offered, depending on numbers enrolled. Lunchtime care is offered at $6 per day and between 11:30am and 12:00pm.

Pre-entry is 1 session per week of 2 hours for several weeks in term 4 prior to commencing kindergarten.

A parent run Playgroup operates Friday afternoons, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Day Morning Session Afternoon Session
Monday 8:30am to 11:30am 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am to 11:30am 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 11:30am 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday 8:30am to 11:30am 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Friday 8:30am to 11:30am Playgroup 12:30pm to 2.30pm

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Chalk Fun

Fees

At the beginning of each term, each family will receive an envelope. This will show your child’s name, fees due and a return by date. Please return the envelope to kindy via the secure box on the lockers. A receipt will be issued via your child’s note pocket.

Children attending two or more sessions per week pay $120 per term. This covers regular running costs, e.g. electricity and helps towards new equipment. Pre-entry children pay per term. Should there be any difficulty paying, please see the Director so that arrangements can be made. 

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Extended Care

An afternoon session or full day at Kindergarten can be combined with an afternoon at Eden Hills or Bellevue Heights Primary Out of School Hours Care Program (OSHC) to provide an extended day. This service operates from 3.15pm – 6.15pm (Subject to availability). Kindergarten or OSHC staff take children to OSHC. See Kindy educators or OSHC staff for more information.

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Bushfire Action Plan

The Eden Hills Kindergarten Bushfire Action Plan (BAP) has been developed after consultation with:

A copy of the plan has been forwarded to DECD.

The BAP is reviewed annually during Term 3 each year to reflect any changes that may have taken place in:

The BAP outlines required actions to prepare:

The BAP also outlines activities to be undertaken by staff and children at the different levels of a bushfire emergency:

NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window.

Download File Size File Type
Eden Hills Kindergarten Bushfire Action Plan 179KB Adobe PDF
Bushfires and Your Child's School or Preschool - A Guide for Families 649KB Adobe PDF

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Term Dates *

  2017 2018
Term 1 30 January - 13 April 29 January - 13 April
Term 2 1 May - 7 July 30 April - 6 July
Term 3 24 July - 29 September 23 July - 28 September
Term 4 16 October - 15 December 15 October - 14 December
  2019 2020
Term 1 29 January - 12 April 28 January - 9 April
Term 2 29 April - 5 July 27 April - 3 July
Term 3 22 July - 27 September 20 July - 25 September
Term 4 14 October - 13 December 12 October - 11 December

* Correct as of January 2017

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Useful Documents

A variety of useful documents are available for you to download from this section of our website.

NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window.

Download File Size File Type
Parent Handbook 355KB Adobe PDF
Belonging, Being and Becoming: Framework 908KB Adobe PDF
Belonging, Being and Becoming: Information for Families 246KB Adobe PDF
Bullying and Harassment Policy 312KB Adobe PDF
Healthy Food Supply and Nutrition Policy 438KB Adobe PDF
Sun Protection Policy 164KB Adobe PDF
Interactions with Children Policy 221KB Adobe PDF
Enrolment and Orientation Policy 205KB Adobe PDF
Priority of Access Policy 186KB Adobe PDF
Eden Hills Kindergarten Bushfire Action Plan 179KB Adobe PDF
Bushfires and Your Child's School or Preschool - A Guide for Families 649KB Adobe PDF
Raising A Complaint with DECD 115KB Adobe PDF
DECD required policies and procedures [Reg 168] External Link

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