Yackandandah is a picturesque small town in North East Victoria, full of history and character. It provides a range of valuable services for many smaller surrounding communities including Osbournes Flat, Allans Flat, Indigo Valley and Wooragee.
Yackandandah Primary School and Yackandandah Kindergarten are at the heart of the town. Established in 1977, Yackandandah Kindergarten is a not-for-profit organisation that provides high quality, inclusive preschool education. Our emphasis on learning through play offers children a safe and caring environment in which to explore and grow in areas of health, learning, personal and social development, and wellbeing.
Our kindergarten respects and accepts each child as an individual, valuing unique abilities, interests and needs. We also respect the role of the family in shaping a child’s learning and development, and we acknowledges the importance of community involvement.
After 34 years operating as a stand alone, parent run kindergarten a partnership has been forged with the Yackandandah Primary School. The school identifies the importance of the kindergarten retaining its community focus.
Since its early days, Yackandandah Kindergarten has evolved from a stand-alone, parent-operated kindergarten and today is a partner of the Yackandandah Primary School. Community remains a core component of our identity and we are proud to offer support services for not only preschool children, but their families too. This service is essential in assisting families feel part of the community and overcoming the isolation that often comes from living in a rural community.
Yackandandah Kindergarten is a licensed children’s service operated by the Approved Provider, Yackandandah Primary School. Yackandandah Primary School.
The Yackandandah Primary School under the guidelines of the Department of Education and Training (DET) is responsible for the management of our Kindergarten. A Kindergarten Sub-Committee facilitates the management of the kindergarten service.
The Kindergarten Committee currently comprises: Yackandandah Primary School Principal, Kindergarten Educational Leader, at least two representatives of School Council, two 4 year old Kindergarten parent representatives, two 3 year old Kindergarten parent representatives and our Administration Officer.
Parents are urged to become involved in the Kindergarten either as a parent representative on the kindergarten committee or as an active participant of the Parents and Friends groups.
A list of committee members is displayed on the notice board at the entrance of the kindergarten.
The following email addresses are available for contacting Staff and/or Committee members:
Kindergarten Educational Leader (Director):
YACKANDANDAH KINDERGARTEN WORKING TOGETHER
Yackandandah Kindergarten Committee
A sub-committee of the Yackandandah School Council
Parents and Friends
After Kinder Care for 4yo children
The core values that we promote at Yackandandah Kindergarten are...
As well as providing kindergarten programs the kindergarten offers:
Designated time and space for Yackandandah Playgroup
Strong support networks for families
Convenient early childhood education for the community without the need to travel
A learning environment with resources that focus on Early Childhood Development
Links to early childhood services – e.g. speech therapy, occupational therapy
Opportunities for the broader community to participate
This year, the Kindergarten has offered After Kinder Care on the permises on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 4.00pm and 6.00pm for 4yo children. Permanent bookings [on a term by term basis] are required to secure a place. We can also, booking numbers permitting, accept casual bookings. Whether you use half an hour or the full 2 hours offered, the cost will be $13.50 per day session per child and will appear on your fee statement issued by the Primary School.
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