4 Year Old Kindergarten Program
Our four year old program integrates play and learning in a rich and stimulating environment. The program is developmentally based and planned around the children’s interests.
Our curriculum is child initiated and teacher assisted and the children are active participants in their learning. Literacy and numeracy are embedded into the learning program and the development of sound emotional and social skills is a high priority of the four year old kinder year.
Most importantly we aim to provide a nurturing environment that develops self assured life long learners.
Group Size: 22 Children
2022 Timetable: Monday: 9:00am – 2:00pm / Tuesday: 8:30am – 1:30pm / Thursday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
2023 Timetable: Monday: 9:00am – 2:00pm / Tuesday: 8:30am – 1:30pm / Thursday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Co-Educators: Shelley / Alana
Group Size: 29 Children
2022 Timetable: Tuesday: 9:00am – 2:30pm / Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm / Friday: 9:00am – 2:30pm
2023 Timetable: Tuesday: 9:00am – 2:30pm / Thursday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm / Friday: 9:00am – 2:30pm
Co-Educators: Santina / Wendy
Group Size: 29 Children
2022 Timetable: Monday: 9:30am – 3:00pm / Wednesday: 9:30am – 3:00pm / Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
2023 Timetable: Monday: 9:30am – 3:00pm / Wednesday: 9:30am – 3:00pm / Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
4 Year Old Program Fees
Fees include all excursion and incursion costs.
2022: $455 per term + $100 admin fee 2023: $460 per term + $100 admin fee
If you qualify for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy or the Early Start Kindergarten Program then no fees will apply.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Sharon
Sharon is well known at Tarralla, having worked in our service on a number of occasions over the past 6 years. She holds a Bachelor of Education (Birth to five years) and has been working in sessional kindergarten settings since 2016. Prior to this, Sharon gained almost 10 years of experience as a Director of a long day-care service.
Sharon is a strong proponent of play-based learning and is passionate about outdoor education and the environment.
She is dedicated and passionate about childhood education and is committed to nurturing children’s self esteem and providing a warm and welcoming environment for children and their families.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Kelly-Anne
Kelly-Anne is a qualified Early Childhood Teacher with a Bachelor of Early Childhood education and 20 years experience in working with pre-school aged children.
Kelly-Anne comes to Tarralla from a local sessional kindergarten and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in supporting our preschoolers to enjoy their kinder time and prepare for school.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Angela
Angela’s Early Childhood Education experience spans over 25 years where she has worked in a variety of kindergarten settings, both suburban and rural and in delivering specialized educational programs in centres and schools across Melbourne.
Angela joined Tarralla in 2005 and has worked with both 3 year old and 4 year old groups during this time. She has always felt a profound commitment to the strong sense of community which Tarralla embodies having been both President and Vice–President on Tarralla Kindergarten Committee of Management during the years when her own daughter attended kindergarten.
Angela’s qualifications include a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood); a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Graduate Diploma in Special Education (Early Childhood) all attained at The University of Melbourne.
Her special interests as a teacher are a love of nature, all aspects of creativity, language and music. The joy in watching children grow in confidence and skill is as fresh as the year she first started teaching and she feels privileged to be someone who shares such a precious time in their lives. The experience of parenting herself gives Angela an understanding and empathy for the families she works with.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Fiona
Fiona joined Tarralla in 2010 as our 4 year old assistant with the Kangaroos Group and on occasion relieves as a Teacher for our 3 year old and 4 year old groups.
Fiona holds her Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood) and has previously worked in kindergartens, pre-prep programs and as a nanny. Her children attended Tarralla over six years and Fiona’s qualifications and experience are a true asset to our kindergarten.
Fiona is passionate about early childhood and feels it is a privilege to work with young children, assisting them to grow and develop in all areas.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Alana
Alana has a Diploma of Community Services and a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. She enjoys using her training and experience working with children in kindergarten programs and learning through play based environments like Tarralla Kindergarten’s.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Shelley
Shelley is a diploma qualified educator and has had many years working in sessional kindergartens in the city of Maroondah and brings a wealth of knowledge and support for her fellow educators.
Her children attended Tarralla kindergarten and she also was a member of the Tarralla committee for several years.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Santina
Santina has been working with kinder children since 1996, with a break in the middle to have her own children.
She has a Diploma in Children’s Services 0-6yrs and a Diploma in Montessori teaching 3-6 yrs.
Santina loves seeing children become competent and independent human beings through the process of exploring on their own, making choices and watching their beautiful individual personality blossom.
4 Year Old Program Staff: Wendy
Wendy is a passionate and dedicated Diploma Co-educator who has over 23 years experience working in Early Childhood education with both 3 and 4 year old groups.
She has always worked in Community run kindergartens and joined Tarralla Kindergarten in 2021.
Her qualifications include a Diploma of Early Childhood and Care and a Diploma of Teaching (Primary).
She believes that kindergarten plays an important role in children’s development and that children learn in a play based environment that stimulates and supports them.
She enjoys travelling and spending time with her family
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