Welcome to our Kindergarten
Important Notice: We are experiencing a higher than usual number of registrations for our 2016 preschool program. If you are considering registering your child but have not yet done so, please contact Trudy (in person or via phone or email) at the Kindergarten as soon as possible. We will be commencing our process of offering places to families within the next few weeks.
Welcome to our website. We encourage you to browse our page and find out more about our Kindy.
Seaview Downs Kindergarten provides a caring, stimulating and challenging learning environment where children are nurtured and supported to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.
Our kindy is well equipped with a range of equipment and resources to support enhanced teaching and learning through our play based curriculum. Staff acknowledge all children's backgrounds, knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and dispositions and value the importance of parents and families as central to each child's learning.
We are situated in a quiet, secluded garden setting. Our large, shady outdoor learning environment provides wonderful spaces for your child to be active and to explore in safe, challenging surroundings.
Parents and visitors to our Kindergarten often comment about how fortunate our children are to have such a wonderful outdoor area which incorporates large shade trees, a new playground structure, a large semi enclosed verandah area and a new lawned area.
We are in the process of planning a major upgrade to our outdoor learning environment to create a greater focus on natural play spaces. We have submitted an expression of interest to DECD to be involved in an Outdoor Learning Area Development project and we are eagerly awaiting the outcome of our submission. Although our outdoor area already provides a great learning space, we aim to create something extraordinary for our children, families and community. Watch this space for updates about this exciting venture!!
We encourage you and your child to visit us and see our Kindergarten first hand. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.
|Phone:||(08) 8296 3322|
|Fax:||(08) 8377 1597|
|Address:||5A Hume Street
SEAVIEW DOWNS SA 5049
|Partnership:||Marion Coast Partnership|
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Feedback and complaints
Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.
Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (Adobe PDF 478KB)
When can my child start preschool?
Children who turn four before May 1st are eligible to start preschool on the first day of term one in that year
Children who turn four on or after May 1st are eligible to start preschool on the first day of term one the following year.
During 2015, the following attendance options are available:
Children attend 5 days per fortnight from 9.00am to 3.00pm
Children attend 2 days per week from 8.30am to 4.00pm
Sessions are currently offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Parents can choose either of the 2 options (subject to availability of places).
Note from the Director (15/8/15): We are currently waiting on confirmation from the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) regarding the Universal Access Program and possible changes to staffing allocations for 2016. Several decisions are yet to be finalised for 2016 including: the number of hours we are able to offer each child; available session days; and the number of children we can accommodate in our program. Current 2015 session options (as outlined above) are subject to change for the 2016 preschool program (pending confirmation and clarification of the aforementioned matters). We will advise registered families as soon as we receive confirmation of these variables from DECD. Please contact Trudy at the kindergarten if you have any queries about 2016 enrolment. I will endeavour to keep families informed of any decisions as soon as I am able.
Please read our parent information booklet below for more and detailed information about our Kindy.
|Download||File Size||File Type|
|Parent Information Handbook 2015||234 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Behaviour Guidance Code||33 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Preschool Waiting List||347 KB||Word Doc|
|Statement of philosophy||81 KB||Adobe PDF|
During 2015, Playgroup will be available on Friday mornnings from 9.30 - 11.00am. All families with children under school age are invited to attend. Cost $2.00 per family.
The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.
NOTE: The Context Statement will open in a new browser window
|Download||File Size||File Type|
|Context Statement||58 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Annual Report (2014)||421 KB||Adobe PDF|
|Quaility Improvement Plan (2015)||219 KB||Adobe PDF|