3 Year Old Program & Staff

We offer 3 wonderful programs. Learn about our 3 Year Old Program here!

3 Year Old Kindergarten Program

This flexible program offers an introduction to the kindergarten experience for children who have turned three years of age. This program caters for two groups of 20 children and is run by a qualified kindergarten teacher. The children attend 5 hours per week over 2 sessions. The focus is developing the children’s confidence and helping them to become contributing social members of the group.

Group: Rosellas

Teacher: Melissa
Co-Educator: Jo
Group Size: 20 Children
2020 Timetable: Monday: 8:30-10:30am / Wednesday: 8:30-11:30am
2021 Timetable: Monday: 8:30-10:30am /  Wednesday: 8:30-11:30am

Group: Kookaburras

Teacher: Melissa
Co-Educator: Kellie
Group Size: 20 Children
2020 Timetable: Tuesday: 2:00-4:00pm / Friday: 1:00-4:00pm
2021 Timetable: Tuesday: 2:00-4:00pm / Friday: 1:00-4:00pm

3 Year Old Program Fees

Fees include all excursion and incursion costs.

2020: $395 per term + $100 enrolment fee
2021: $400 per term + $100 enrolment fee

3 Year Old Program Staff: Melissa

Melissa joined the team at Tarralla Kindergarten in 2013 after doing some relief teaching at Tarralla the previous year.

She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education since 1992 – attaining a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) from Macquarie University in Sydney.

Melissa lives locally with her husband and 2 children and enjoys dining out and spending time with family and friends.

She loves working with young children and gains fulfillment from watching and nurturing their learning and development through play.

3 Year Old Program Staff: Jo

Jo has worked at Tarralla Kindergarten since 2004 as both a 3-year-old Co Educator and an additional needs assistant

Having been on the kinder committee for two years when her two children attended Tarralla’s 3yo and 4yo programs, Jo fell in love with early years education and went on to complete her Certificate III in Early Education and Integration Aide Certificate.

Her interests include Family, Camping, fishing, music, yoga, sport, just to name a few.

Jo says she feels blessed to be working in Early childhood at Tarralla, with such exceptional co-workers and great families, and looks forward to meeting new Tarralla families and reconnecting with returning families.

3 Year Old Program Staff: Kellie

Kellie worked in the Disability field for a number of years before having children. After working on the kindergarten committee and helping at her children’s kinder, she decided she would like a career change.

Kellie joined the Tarralla team in 2016 and has a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Kellie is the co-educator in the Kookaburras and Wombats (Rising 4s) groups, as well as helping out as an additional assistant at times in the kindergarten.

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Tarralla Kindergarten acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government. 


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