Rising 4’s Program & Staff

We offer 3 wonderful programs. Learn about our Rising 4’s Program here!

Rising 4’s Kindergarten Program

Our “Rising 4s” group caters for older 3 year old children and younger 4 year olds. It provides a unique opportunity for children to further consolidate their development and learning across 2 sessions totalling 7 hours per week for 22 children.

The Rising 4s program is designed for the specific needs of older children attending three year old kindergarten, those turning 4 before the 31st of August.

Staff build around children’s interests to create an environment which is warm, welcoming, safe and consistent to enable children to develop a sense of trust, security and belonging.

Staff support each child to initiate and develop friendships and explore aspects of their world and relationships through their role play. A carefully planned environment provides opportunities for children to explore their ideas, to question, to predict, to learn how things work and to incorporate basic maths and science into their learning along with a rich environment for language and literature.

Group: Wombats

Teacher: Jessica
Co-Educator: Kellie
Group Size: 22 Children
2020 Timetable: Wednesday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm / Friday: 8:30am – 11:30am
2021 Timetable: Wednesday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm / Friday: 8:30am – 11:30am

Rising 4’s Program Fees

Fees include all excursion and incursion costs.

2020: $495 per term + $100 enrolment fee
2021: $500 per term + $100 enrolment fee

Rising 4’s Program Staff: Jessica

Jessica joined the Tarralla Kindergarten team in 2019. Prior to this, she had been teaching kindergarten in the bayside and inner south region. Jessica came to early childhood education through her love of dance and movement, teaching preschool dance classes for 10 years.

She believes in the power of dance and movement in early childhood so much she even completed a Diploma of Teaching Creative Movement whilst teaching full time.

Jessica has a Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood) from the University of Melbourne. Now a fervent advocate for learning through play and genuine inclusive education, Jessica enjoys her position as co-investigator with the children she teaches; following their curious minds, extending their interests and assisting them to explore beyond the world around them.

Rising 4’s 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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