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Curriculum

Yarralea provides kindergarten, multi-age childcare, bush kinder and school holiday programs for children from 1 to 6 years of age. All programs are led by degree qualified kindergarten teachers.  Our programs include:

  • 4 yr old kinder - 15 hrs/week (incl. bush kinder 1 day/week)

  • 3 yr old kinder - 6.5 hrs/week (1 morning and 1 afternoon - bush kinder on Thurs mornings from Spring 2019)

  • Long day kinder for 3 & 4 yr olds - Mon - Fri 8am-6pm, incorporating their kinder sessions

  • Multi-age childcare for 1 to 6 yr olds. Children under 3 can attend 3 hr sessions (9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm).  Children 3 years and older can attend full days.

  • School holiday program

Yarralea Children's Centre's program is underpinned by the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF), the National Quality Standards (NQS) and our Philosophy.  We believe that learning in an indoor / outdoor play-based program enhances children's sense of identity, connectedness, well-being, confidence, thinking and communication. Yarralea's programs are child-centred and emergent. Children's ideas and stories steer the curriculum and construct a learning environment that is meaningful to each individual child.