Program


                                                   

4 Year Old – Kangaroos

At Pinjarra, we offer rotational sessions, whereby the children’s colour group rotates and by the end of the week, they will have met and played with all the other children in the kinder program across the week.

Kangaroos are placed in 5 colour groups to allow parents more choices to select days and times that suit their children and fit around other commitments such as work. With colour groupings, the children get to meet all of the four year old children at the kindergarten over the course of the week. This enables the children to extend and enjoy multiple friendships with different social dynamics each session and this can be greatly beneficial when it comes to transitioning to school.

In 2020, Pinjarra Kindergarten will continue to offer 15 hours to the children in the 4 Year Old Program. The program for our “Kangaroos” reflects the needs, interests and input from our children. The program is play-based, encouraging curiosity and discovery which may prompt further investigation, either individually or in collaborative groups.

* An optional Extended Care Kinder program is available on Fridays until 3:00pm for children in Purple Group only. The Extended Care Program is self-funded and does incur an additional fee payable at the commencement of the term.

RED BLUE ORANGE YELLOW PURPLE
Monday
8:30am – 1:00pm
Monday
8:30am – 1:00pm
Monday
8.30am – 1.00pm
Tuesday
11:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday
11:30am –4:00pm
Wednesday
11.30am – 4.00pm
Wednesday
11:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday
9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday
9:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday
9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday
9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday
9:00am – 1.45pm*

3 Year Old – Koalas

Our Koala’s program is a total of 5 hours per week. Our 3 year old program is all about encouraging confidence in creating new social connections – many of our “Koalas” might be separating from family for the first time to come along to the program. A variety of opportunities to encourage interactions with other children, learning to listen, take turns and sharing form the basis of our program with lots of fun activities that encourage development of physical coordination, self esteem and creativity.

KOALAS
Monday
1:30pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday
8:30am – 11:00am

Toddler Enrichment Program – Kookaburras

Benefits of Toddler Enrichment

The Toddler sessions are a wonderful way to enjoy fun and interactive parent-toddler time with your child while also providing a stimulating social environment for your child to engage with other similar aged children.  The bonds and friendships children can form with each other within this environment can allow for greater levels of comfort and security which can then be applied when engaging with other groups in the future.

These sessions are designed to encourage social interactions, provide familiarisation with the environment and further your child’s overall development.  Individual goals are established through parent completion of a “Care Plan” for each child.  These goals are then incorporated into the planning to ensure your child’s needs are being met and to assist furthering development.

The sessions are run by Melissa Manthey, a Diploma qualified Educator with 6 years’ experience, who also runs our 3 year old Kinder groups.  This provides a very sound foundation for the smooth transition into 3 year old and/or 4 year old programs. All the Educators at Pinjarra and session planning are supported by our 2 wonderful and experienced Degree qualified Teachers, Joanne Leonard and Swapna Bhide.

Format of Session

There will be opportunities to join in activities such as play dough, imaginative play, painting and building blocks to provide the beginnings of social skills, language, fine motor and gross motor development and cognitive skills. There will also be group activities including stories, song and dance, plus snack time providing a progression of routines and structure in preparation for 3 year old Kinder.

Snack time is normally a prime time for parents to make connections with each other and to develop support groups and share experiences of times with your little ones.

Requirements

Ages from 2 – 3 year old’s (must be 2 by end of April 2018 to attend)

Must have a parent/carer in attendance with child. No other siblings, though non-mobile babies may attend. This is for reasons of safety, room numbers and taking away from the experience for the enrolled children.

You’ll need to bring:
·      Healthy snack

·      Water bottle

·      A bag to take home art work

·      Spare clothing

·      Weather appropriate clothing for outside play

Parent Participation

We embrace and value parent participation at Pinjarra Kindergarten and the Toddler Enrichment Group sessions are especially designed to encourage interaction with your child.

Meeting other parents is another benefit of participation and we encourage connections with other parents both in sessions and through involvement in other Kinder events e.g. welcome and Christmas get togethers, annual Trivia Night and guest speakers. However, it is important to keep in mind the importance of the quality one on one time with your child in a fun and safe learning environment. For this reason, we ask that attendance is limited to the toddlers enrolled with their parents (babies in prams may attend while non-mobile).

A parent or carer must attend each week with their child with our Educator present to facilitate the running of the sessions.

We appreciate your active involvement with your child and the activities for the smooth running of the sessions and ask for your assistance in some duties including room and activity clean up.  This allows fees to remain low and facilitates interaction and involvement with all at the session.

KOOKABURRAS
Tuesday
9:15am – 10:45am

You can find the information on how to enrol on our Enrolments page

You can find the information for the fees on our Fees page