Strathalbyn Kindergarten & Outreach

Welcome to our Kindergarten

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Strathalbyn Kindergarten operates from two locations - this is a unique model of early years delivery as there are only a few other sites in South Australia that operate with an Outreach program for preschool delivery.

Our main location is situated at 9 Coronation Road Strathalbyn.

Our second location - our Outreach is located with the Strathalbyn Children's Child Care Centre. The Outreach is situated at 1A Burkett Drive Strathalbyn.

We also have families that attend our Kindergarten from as far as Macclesfield, Clayton and Prospect Hill.

Strathalbyn and surrounding communities are growing, with farming, viticulture and mining being the communities main economic drivers.

We offer a range of programs in partnership with parents and the community to meet the needs of individual children and their families.

Our Vision Our Values
Our vision is our motto:
"Communities united through play."


Essential ingredients to unite our communities through play involve providing a high quality safe, inclusive play based supportive preschool curriculum in partnership with our communities.

Our curriculum is based on the Early Years Learning Framework: Belonging, Being & Becoming.
For more information please refer to our ‘Information Booklet for Parents', under Parent Information.

Communities include parents, children, local town communities and our 'feeder' schools.
Trust & Respect - gives young children the confidence to explore and take considered risks.

Nurturing & Caring - children learn about care and consideration for others. They begin to see alternative points of view and act in respectful ways.

Responsibility & Empowerment - children strengthen their ability in initiating and accepting some responsibility for themselves, their actions and their environments.

Contact Information

Director: Lynda Matthews
E-mail: lynda.matthews173@schools.sa.edu.au
Region: Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Coronation Road

Phone:
(08) 8536 2078
Fax:
(08) 8536 2470
Address:
9 Coronation Road, STRATHALBYN SA 5255

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Burkett Drive

Phone: (08) 8536 4511
Fax: (08) 8536 4246
Address: 1A Burkett Drive, STRATHALBYN SA 5255

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Times of Operation

An average of 15 hours a week of kindergarten are available for your child(ren) per week. Families enrol their child(ren) in one of three groups. Families can vary the amount of time they wish their child to attend.

Coronation Road

At the Coronation Road site they can either enrol in the Koala Group or the Possum Group. The times we operate enable us to provide your child with 30 hour fortnights of kindergarten access. In lieu of 15 hour weeks.
The Koala Group has priority of access for families requiring access to the school bus and operates on:
Tuesday's and Thursday's from 8:30am to 3:00pm.
Alternate Friday's from 8:30am to 12:30pm.
The Possum Group operates on:
Monday's and Wednesday's from 8:30am to 3.00pm.
Alternate Friday's from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Half days available: Monday to Thursday from 8:30am-11:30am and 12:00pm-3:00pm. Please discuss further with a staff member if you are wishing to access half days in lieu of full days.

Burkett Drive

At the Outreach site (Burkett Drive) priority of access is given to parents booked into childcare at Strathalbyn Children's Child Care Centre.

Sessions operate on Wednesday's and Thursday's from 8:30am to 4:00pm. At Burkett Drive, children access their 15 hours a week over two full days.

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Parent Information

NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window

Download File Size File Type
Information / Policy Booklet for Parents 1239 KB Adobe PDF
One Page Information Flyer for Parents 89 KB Adobe PDF

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Policies

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services. For Policies specific to our kindergarten please download Information/Policy Booklet for Parents.

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Playgroup Information

There are numerous Playgroups that operate in and around Strathalbyn. Please contact the Kindergarten for further information.

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Occasional Care

Coronation Street Site Only:

Monday:
8:30am to 11:30am
Tuesday: 8:30am to 11:30am and 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 11:30am
Friday: 8:30am to 11:30am

Occasional Care is for children 2-4 years of age, up to one session a week, pending waiting list; and offers respite to families not in the paid workforce.

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Planning & Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window

Download File Size File Type
Context Statement 517 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan 186 KB Adobe PDF
Annual Report 2 MB Adobe PDF
Constitution - Strathalbyn Kindergarten & Outreach 602 KB Adobe PDF

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Feedback and complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (Adobe PDF 478KB)

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