Funded Kindergarten Program

Educational Programs

At Starfish Early Learning Centres, we pride ourselves on our high-quality level of service and education. If eligible, your child may be offered a placement in our funded Kindergarten program.

The Centre employs a full-time Kindergarten Teacher who runs an educational program that is in line with the national regulations and prepares your child for Primary School. Our Kindergarten Teachers have obtained their Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, as approved by the DEECD and draw their inspiration and teaching styles from a range of different philosophies.
Our programs are inspired by philosophies such as Reggio Emilia (Italy), Te Whariki Curriculum (New Zealand), Steiner Education and Emergent Curriculum.
The Victorian Government provides funding to support children and families access a Kindergarten Program in the year before they start school.

Funding

The funding is a contribution towards meeting the cost of the program and is based on the number of children enrolled at Starfish Early Learning Centre. Each child is only eligible to attend one funded Kindergarten Program for a single year.

Kindergarten attendance is not compulsory and your child is eligible for a funded year of Kindergarten if they are four by 30 April of that year.
Places at Starfish are limited to the room capacity of each Centre, so please contact your desired Centre Director for current availability. Starfish Kindergarten Centres are located in Clayton South, Blackburn South, Nunawading, Reservoir and Springvale.

Have further questions about our Funded Kindergarten Program?

Simply fill in the form and our Centre Director will be in touch to discuss your needs & answer any questions you may have.

You can also contact us on 1300 168 881 if you would like to have a chat.