Children who attend Moomba Park Kindergarten are engaged in a play-based curriculum based upon children’s emergent interests. Both indoor and outdoor activities and experiences are carefully planned to enable each child to progress in their next step in learning.Our play based program, is free from gender bias and embraces our community’s rich cultural diversity. We encourage our children to engage in learning moments, to think and challenge their own understandings. Our educators support the ongoing learning cycle of observation, planning, implementation and reflection on the children’s play and we aim to continually reflect on better practices to best meet the diverse and changing needs of our community within the children’s program and to ensure that all learning and the transfer of information to our families is transparent and always encouraged and supported.
Moomba Park Kindergarten acknowledges our indigenous history and we give thanks to the prior owners of our land. We are a dynamic and inclusive centre where we accept all children regardless of their race, gender, religion, cultural background or ability. We embrace and educate for the inclusion of, and the diversity of our community. We facilitate learning in a nurturing and stimulating environment, where all children are respected and celebrated for who they are as individuals at their own level of development. We offer a child centered curriculum providing inquiry and agency based play spaces derived from the children’s interests and needs. We value respectful relationships and strive to ensure that all children, families and educators within our community feel valued, supported and important. In partnership with families, our goal is to provide a learning program that best caters for the individual needs of all children.Our teaching philosophy is based on the Victorian Early Years Learning Framework and reflects the National Early Years Framework – Belonging, Being and Becoming. We are committed to developing each child’s strengths that correspond to the Learning Outcomes of the Victorian Early Years Framework.Our Aim – Using the children’s voices as a catalyst for our learning…this is what the Victorian Early Years Frameworks means to Moomba Park Kindergarten… “Our Place”.
Goals and values – With a clear focus on children’s learning and wellbeing we aim to:· Deliver a holistic approach where children learn through play· Create a caring nurturing environment· Advocate an environment which allows for planning, promoting and assessing learning· Be responsive to children’s interests while maintaining intentional teaching· Illustrate a reflective practice which demonstrates children’s achievements in the Learning Outcomes· Provide a supportive environment enabling successful transitions· Continually seek professional knowledge and ongoing learning· Maintain high expectations of each child’s capabilities
Volunteering at the kinder is a great way of being involved with your child’s kindergarten experience. We welcome and encourage parents and carers to attend kinder and participate within our program. Some ways of getting involved are sharing a story in your home language, board game day, share time with your child in a different environment, assist educators with specific tasks and to join the Parent Group. If you would like to be involved please contact the service coordinator.
Moomba Park Kindergarten are approach sustainability as a team. Children are encouraged to help take care of our beautiful garden and plants and add food scraps to our compost. Staff are encouraged to recycle and model sustainable practice to the children. The families and parents are encouraged to donate old paper, ribbons and buttons for the children to use in their play. Like all things – the team see sustainability as an amazing learning opportunity for all!
We have a team of committed, experienced and kind staff who always put the needs of the children first. The aim of our staff is to maximise the benefit of the kindergarten experience for each child by creating a relationship based on trust and respect. Each group has three teaching staff – a qualified teacher with a teaching degree specialising in early childhood and two co- educators with a diploma. We offer great ratios of teachers to children due being able to have additional educators in our groups. Our highly experienced team recognise stages of child development and create and facilitate a learning environment that is responsive to the children’s interests, learning and needs, all while forming strong reciprocal relationships with children and families. Staff reflect the local community with many of our staff being able to speak multiple languages – including Urdu and Arabic. If you are interested in viewing the Moomba Park Kindergarten please complete our Book-a-Tour to book your place for a scheduled tour.