Our Programs advocate for each child’s right to an inspiring learning environment, where both the indoor and outdoor play spaces support exploration, experimentation and opportunities to construct and revisit ideas and understanding.

Play provides opportunities for children to use thinking and learning processes. It also develops decision-making, physicality, creativity, social interaction, communication and experimentation. With increasing experience, development and confidence the play evolves in its richness and value. Therefore children are encouraged to engage in a variety of experiences which support their interests and learning style/s.

Each Preschool group at Gardiner has their own ‘reflective journal’. The reflective journal is a collection of narratives, photographs, explanations and questions relating to the experiences and learning that occurs during our sessions. It is a great way for our teachers and students to communicate to the kinder families what is occurring in the program and for parents to gain an insight and understanding of the Preschool learning experience.

3 year old Program

“Bluebell group”

  • 7.5 hours/week
  • Tuesday: 8:30- 11:30am
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • $730 per term

“Buttercup group”

  • 7.5 hours/week
  • Tuesday: 8:30- 11:30am
  • Thursday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • $730 per term

4 year old Program

“Banksia group”

  • 24 hours/week
  • Monday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday: 12:30 – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • $1275 per term

“Wattle group”

  • 18.5 hours/week
  • Monday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am – 1:00pm
  • $985 per term