At Samantha’s, Glen Iris we offer a 4-Year-Old funded kindergarten program run by a Bachelor qualified Early Childhood Teacher. In the long day care setting, families are able to experience everything a sessional Kindergarten has to offer, with the added benefit of extended hours to suit busy and working families.
Our Kindergarten room operates by using a combination of planned and spontaneous experiences that are teacher and child initiated. We foster social and emotional skills through collaboration and build confidence and resilience by challenging them and encouraging independence.
We embrace their creativity by incorporating art, music, drama and dance throughout the program and create positive dispositions for learning by being responsive to their natural curiosity. We investigate world issues, celebrate diversity and value family input, as we believe children thrive when families and educators work together.
We create a positive transition to school by building relationships with local schools, fostering interest and excitement for literacy and numeracy through play, group times, games and books and ensuring they have the confidence and independence necessary for school.