At Jack and Jill Kindergarten the focus is on play-based learning. Our learning program caters to your child’s individual needs and offers equipment and activities that are tailored to your child’s stage of development.
Kindergarten will help your child become more aware of the world around them. It helps promote language development and social skills as well as intellectual, physical and emotional skills. Jack and Jill Kindergarten provides an opportunity for your child to develop a strong sense of self in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Kindergarten is supported and run by a dedicated parent committee. We work in conjunction with Bayside Council.
Sport Skills: improved physical competence. Hand-eye / foot-eye coordination. A variety of fundamental movement skills and sport skills which will create a broad base on which they can build in the future.
Life Skills: these are the skills that are taught on the “sports field” that can be applied to every aspect of a child’s life. For example, confidence, persistence, and social skills like co-operation, inclusion, fair play, teamwork, and tolerance.
School Readiness Skills: A range of skills that help children manage and prepare for school. These skills include a variety of different social & emotional skills that help each child get the most of their schooling experience. Some of these include concentration, focus and listening skills and regulation skills.
Excursions / Incursions
- – Seaweed Sally
- – Wiggerly Worm
- – Drama Toolbox
- – Chinese Cindy
- – Responsible Pet Education Program
- – Dentist
- – Sandringham Hospital Excursion
- – Traffic School Excursion
Our Dedicated Team of Early Childhood Educators
Senior Group Educator, Director and Nominated Supervisor
My teaching is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy. It is a philosophy where educators, parents and children work closely together to ensure the best outcome for each child. Respect for self and others, value and self worth are encouraged with emphasis on what a child thinks, says and feels. I believe children to be innately capable and resourceful. Therefore providing an educational play based program that reflects each child’s interests, challenges their skills and promotes social interactions and independence will give each child the opportunity to develop skills for life and a love of learning. I feel privileged to be a member of our Jack and Jill Community and appreciate the opportunity to share in children’s investigations, discoveries and learning, ensuring they have a positive start to their educational journey.
Senior Group Co-Educator
I believe that children learn through all experiences, and that kindergarten is an important part of children’s lives. Kinder presents opportunities for social play, co-operation and acceptance of others. I love seeing the progression the children make in these areas as they grow and develop the confidence to help them in the next stage of their journey. I have a special bond with Jack and Jill Kindergarten, having attended the kinder in my own childhood. I am excited to be part of the wonderful team that is educating your child.
Senior Group Co-Educator
I believe that children learn through all experiences, and that I believe each child has a unique way of communicating, original imagination and natural curiosity. My intention is that each child’s potential is nurtured and cultivated through reflective practice and inquiry. I believe children learn in many different ways. My aim is to create an atmosphere that is richly infused with learning opportunities, exploration and encouragement. My intention is to cultivate authentic, collaborative connections between children, families, educators and our community.
Junior Group Educator and Wombats Leader
I believe children thrive in an environment that supports learning by encouraging play, exploration and interaction. I also believe families play a vital role in their child’s education and supporting families is an important part of early childhood education. My educational philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to education that recognises children as capable, resilient and instigators of their own learning. I am also influenced by the Nature Pedagogy, whereby children learn through play with natural materials and in nature outdoors.
Junior Group Co – Educator and Wombats Lunch Cover
Each child deserves a nurturing and secure environment to start their educational journey. I believe kindergarten provides a wonderful opportunity for children to develop social, emotional, physical and intellectual skills. As children are central to their learning they need to feel involved and empowered to develop a lifelong love of learning. I believe in fostering collaborative partnerships with families to enhance children’s development. My goal is to create a positive and creative learning environment, where children are able to explore and build resilience and confidence. I am excited to join the dedicated educational team at Jack and Jill.
Junior Group Co – Educator and Wombats Educator
Early childhood is precious, priceless and powerful. It is a time for curiosity, unhurried exploration and discovery. A time to play (with people, objects and ideas). To get dirty. To be silly. To be deadly serious about unravelling the mysteries of the world. Children deserve to work with authentic adults who validate their emotions and keep them safe, adults who recognise and value them as individuals and who are skilled in fostering the social skills that enable them to engage with their community. Children deserve educators who love their job and never stop wondering how they could do it better.