3 & 4-year old Kindergarten at Croydon, Mulgrave & Langwarrin

The Platypus Junction Kindergarten Programme is the ideal preparation for preschoolers. Our play-based Kinder Programme focuses on growing self-confidence, self-esteem, problem-solving skills and independence – giving children a great start for school and the tools to make friends easily. Both our 3 year old and 4 year old Kindergarten Programmes operate 5 days a week with Bachelor trained Qualified Early Childhood Teachers, who take pride in developing a fun and enriching educational programme based on the Early Years Learning Framework Curriculum. Children develop a love of learning by engaging in exciting and varied activities such as singing and dancing, craft activities, reading stories together, trying new things and investigating areas of interest – everything from worms to space travel.

Each kinder age group has their own, unique area for learning and play that is challenging and fun. Our Level 3 outdoor kinder play area along with the rooftop botanical playground offers age appropriate and dynamic challenges for the children to develop their imagination, creativity, gross motors skills, sociability, learning to problem solve, and to relax and have fun in nature.

The kindergarten educational programmes integrate technology exploration, music, movement, art, literacy, numeracy and Science Technology Engineering and Maths programme (STEM Learning). Incursions and special visitors such as our children’s yoga and mindfulness expert, the reptile show, plus the hatching chickens life cycle project further extend opportunities for exploration and learning.