Kindergarten

We’re family focussed at Seawinds Kindergarten and we recognise that families are their child’s first teachers. We encourage your input into a child’s learning and development program and invite families to be active participants in our community.

There are several ways to get involved:  Volunteer in the classroom, join our Parents’ Committee or participate in our FREE Parent Information sessions.  We welcome your involvement.

We offer the following services

3 YEAR SESSIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Our experienced 3 year old kindergarten teacher ensures the stimulating program is delivered in a supportive environment with a focus on it being fun for the children. This is a funded program.

Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-12pm during school terms

4 YEAR OLD SESSIONAL KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

This is a funded program and provides a full educational Kindergarten program of activities.

Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:45am-2:45pm, Fridays 8:45am-11:45am during school terms

ABECEDARIAN PROGRAM

Whether it’s helping the children develop their reading and writing skills or just encouraging them to explore, investigate and be curious about the world, we know they’ll love their time at the Seawinds. We run the proven and highly regarded ABECEDARIAN program. It puts the child at the centre of everything and offers individualised reading and language support while helping them make a seamless transition to the primary school of your choice.

We’ll be happy to talk with you about it.

3 & 4 year old Kindergarten Registrations for 2023 are now open!

On time registrations close Sunday 17th July, 2022

To register, visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/kindergarten

PROGRAM:

A Unique Program – The Abecedarian Advantage.  The only learning centre on the Mornington Peninsula offering the Abecedarian approach, the Seawinds child centre education prepares every child for a seamless transition to school.  The world renowned, proven approach benefits each child by developing the skills they need to succeed in life – advanced development in literacy and language.

Talk to us about your needs!

Supporting the Sessional Kindergarten Programs, our Before and After Kindergarten Care is available 5 days per week.  School Holiday Program (for 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten children) is available, at an additional cost.  

No Limits

No Limits is a speech and oral language program created in response to low levels of oral language in children coming to Seawinds Kindergarten.

No Limits was formed by a group of primary school principals who could see that without appropriate intervention, the majority of these children would not have the oral language foundations to learn to read. This outcome was being experienced by the secondary schools whose data showed that less than 30% of children enrolling in year 7 were at expected levels in literacy.

MPF was able to raise over $1M from dedicated donors and set out on a three year program that included six schools and kinders.

No Limits provides a speech therapist every day during the 4 year old sessional kindergarten program.   They first assess all children then create individual interventions to address the needs. Each site has a dedicated educational assistant to support the work in partnership with the class teacher and integrate it into the daily curriculum. Phonemic awareness has been shown to be one of the most significant areas of need and of growth in response to intervention. This links into the teaching of reading and the need for schools to build capacity in this area. Some schools have reviewed their whole approach to teaching literacy and seen dramatic improvements. Each school is different, but the fundamental commitment to a phonics based approach is driving the changes the program was set up to address.

The three year project has just finished, including navigating the challenges of remote learning, with very promising outcomes. A further year’s funding has been secured to enable a full evaluation of the program with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and University of Melbourne.

This work is flowing directly into the Learning Enhancement program in Western Port and will be part of the newly created Rosebud Education Initiative driven by Rosebud Secondary College and their same critical need to increase levels of literacy in students enrolling in year 7. 

Sessional Kindergarten Costs
4-Year-Old Integrated Kindergarten $425 per term
3-Year-Old Integrated Kindergarten $142 per term
No cost for healthcare  card holders

Kindergarten children to bring their own snack box.

Before and after Kindergarten Childcare is available.  Here are the fees:

BEFORE CARE:  Mon/Tues:  $35 per session      Wed/Thurs/Fri:  $30 per session

AFTER CARE:  Mon/Tues/Fri:  $95 per session   Wed/Thurs:  $55 per session

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

Please contact us on 5982 2204 to discuss kindergarten options.

To get a taste of our Kinder room please see our virtual tour below.

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