About Geelong West Kindergarten

Geelong West Kindergarten is an independent kindergarten managed by a Committee of Management.

Our Centre has a long history, dedicated and passionate staff, two beautiful playrooms and a very generous outdoor space.  We operate three 4 year old Kinder groups (4/5 year olds) and three 3 year old kinder groups (3/4 year olds).

Our core values:

Open-ended, play based education, in learning environments that are rich in possibilities.
For ourselves, for one another, our physical environment, our past and future.
Taking pride in working collaboratively within our centre and our wider community.
A warm welcome and an open door; celebrating each child’s individuality, strengths and uniqueness.

At Geelong West Kindergarten we pledge a public commitment to an environment that is safe for all people.  A place to celebrate every individual’s identity, of who they are and what they need.

We acknowledge a shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning, living and working together with dignity and truly listening to all the members of our kindergarten community.

Our organisation clearly demonstrates a zero tolerance of discrimination of any kind.

We will :

  • ensure our policies and procedures specifically address cultural inclusion, sensitivity and competency, along with child safety and wellbeing.
  • maintain the right of every Aboriginal child to be immersed in their culture.
  • provide training and development on cultural sensitivity and competency.
  • be respectful, inclusive and welcoming of families from a range of backgrounds.
  • ask children and families about their culture and cultural support needs.
  • recognise occasions which are important to diverse cultures and observe dietary requirements.
  • ensure the physical environment reflects a positive and welcoming approach to diverse cultures, through decoration and artwork.
  • focus on identifying, preventing and reducing risks of child abuse and harm.
  • employ staff that are representative of these values and principles.