Geelong West Kindergarten

Where your child’s love for life, learning and discovery is encouraged, nurtured and intrinsically instilled.

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Our programs

Our play-based programs lay the foundations for each child to develop into socially competent and dynamic learners who will have positive attitudes to learning, and become flexible and high level thinkers equipped with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of a learner in the 21st century.

3 year old kinder (Pre-Kinder)

At Geelong West Kindergarten, we offer small Pre-kinder classes of either 6 or 7 hours per week. In 2022 there are the options of between 5 and 9.5 hours per week, all led by a university qualified early childhood teacher and partly subsided by the Vic Government.

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4 year old kinder

Geelong West Kinder offers three kindergarten programs. All three programs offer 15 hours of funded kindergarten per week and are run with a university qualified early childhood teacher & diploma/cert III trained co-workers.

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Established in 1922 we’re Geelong’s oldest kindergarten

The decision for the building of a Free Kindergarten to cater for the needs of Geelong West residents came about in 1921 when Messrs Hitchcock, Lewis, Shore and Wighton purchased four blocks of land in O’Connell Street for 173 pounds.

While there are still children actively learning through play in the original playroom, currently the Butterfly Room, there are also additional rooms after extensions in the 1980s and an expansion of the Rainbow Room in 2013.

We are looking forward to celebrating a wonderful 100 year history in 2022!

 

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Latest kinder news & events

Vacancy at Geelong West Kindergarten in 2023

Early Childhood Educator (Diploma qualified) (3-year-old program) Tuesday / Friday 11.30am-4.45pm and Thursday 8.00am-12.00pm equating to 14.5 hours per week. […]

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Bunjil and friends are coming to Geelong West Kindergarten next year!

The 2023 Timetable has been released and we thought this was a great time to change the group names to […]

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Geelong West Kindergarten is officially 100!

What a fabulous day was had at our One Hundred Years celebration day on Sunday 27th March. It was great […]

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