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Greensborough Preschool Inc.
Greensborough Preschool Inc.
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Celebrating 63 years in the community

Greensborough Preschool has been providing kindergarten programs for our community since 1959.  2023 marks our 64th year of operation and we are excited for it to be the first to be held in our recently renovated centre at Ester St, Greensborough.

News and Events

Enroll your child for 2024

Calling all parents! The time has come to enroll your little ones in 3 and 4 year old kindergarten. This is an exciting milestone in your child's life, and we are thrilled to offer a program that will set them up for success in the years to come.

At our kindergarten program, we believe in creating a safe and nurturing environment that fosters the love of learning. We understand that each child is unique, with their own strengths and challenges. Our program is designed to meet each child where they are at and help them grow to their full potential.

We know that enrolling your child in kindergarten is a big decision, and we are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are committed to ensuring that your child has a positive and successful kindergarten experience.

Enrolling your child in our kindergarten program is easy. Simply visit our Banyule City Council website and follow the registration and enrollment instructions. We can't wait to welcome your child into our community of learners and help them reach their full potential.

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your child in kindergarten today and give them the gift of learning!

Register your child

Proposed Timetable

MonTueWedThuFri
3 Yr old8:45am - 1:45pm8:45am - 1:45pm8:45am - 1:45pm
4 Yr old
Magpies
8:30am - 4:00pm8:30am - 4:00pm
4 Yr old
Cockatoos
8:30am - 4:00pm8:30am - 4:00pm

[ Last Updated: 2023-08-22 ]

Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser, Eltham Bunnings, Saturday 28th October
Exciting news, everyone! We're thrilled to announce that we've secured a fantastic Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser at the Eltham Bunnings on the delightful Saturday of October 28th.

Imagine sinking your teeth into a delicious sausage sizzle...

Spread the word among your pals, your friendly neighbors, and even your trusty postman ā€“ because this is an event you won't want to miss! šŸ˜„

We're genuinely excited to extend a warm invitation to all of you. By joining us on this special day, your purchases will play a significant role in fueling our fundraising efforts for this year. The funds raised will directly contribute to acquiring new equipment that will not only bring joy to you but also to generations of Banyule families who will be a part of the Greensborough Pre-School experience.

As you savor some delectable bites and refreshing drinks, you'll have the perfect opportunity to explore the aisles of Bunnings, soaking in the pleasant atmosphere. So mark your calendars, gather your appetite, and let's make this day an unforgettable one! Your presence and support mean the world to us.

Map for Eltham Bunnings

[ Last Updated: 2023-08-22 ]

Our Programs

Greensborough Preschool Inc. has been providing the Greensborough community with high quality and innovative kindergarten programs since 1959.

Adjoining the Banyule Maternal and Child Health Centre in Ester St, Greensborough, our newly renovated and exceptionally well resourced centre offers both 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten Programs, in an expansive indoor and outdoor space with luscious leafy surrounds.

Children who participate in quality early education program enjoy a flying start to learning and life. Greensborough Preschool's experienced educators develop and implement intellectually stimulating and engaging learning programs.

Our programs offer a safe and caring environment in which children can build confidence in their abilities, extend their skills and have fun while learning.  By participating in a kindergarten program, children discover new learning experiences and establish relationships that create a strong foundation for their future education.

Greensborough Preschool is committed to providing programs which meet the needs of all children and families in our local community. All children attending our centre receive expert care and planned experiences. All areas of your child's development - physical, social and emotional, aesthetic, linguistic and intellectual are covered in our daily programs.

Both our 3YO and 4YO programs have associated per term fees, however you may be eligible for certain subsidies based on your circumstances, so please refer to the enrolment pack for more information.

3 Year Old
Extended in 2023 to offer 10 hours per week, our 3YO program provides the perfect way to start off your little one's fun filled learning adventure!
4 Year Old
Offering 15 hours per week, our 4YO program is all about adventure, interaction and socialisation; providing the best possible start heading into Primary School!
Enrolments
All Programs
Open Wednesday 1st March 2023. All enrolments are now handled centrally by Banyule City Council.
2023/2024 Fees
Group Weekly Hours Per Term
3 YO 5 hrs $0.00
4 YO 15 hrs $0.00
Online Fee payments can be made securely via ECMS.
Is my child ready for Kinder?

Starting 3 year old kindergarten is an exciting time for you and your child. Knowing if your child is ready to start kindergarten can however sometimes be difficult. The more independent and emotionally confident they are, the better equipped they will be to participate and enjoy the many social interactions with educators and peers.

Whilst every child is different and each child develops at a different rate, parents need to consider when is the right time to send their child to kindergarten. The ages of children attending the three year old program can vary greatly. This is more apparent especially if your child is turning three during the first term of the year they commence three year old kindergarten.

In Victoria, 2 years of funded kindergarten are offered: a single year of 3 year old and a single year of 4 year old kinder. A second year of funded four year old kindergarten may only be considered when a child shows delays in learning and development and development outcome areas; and where it is agreed and believed that a kindergarten program will be the most appropriate learning program for the child with better outcomes than if they were to transition to school after a single year.  Children who are 'just young' will not meet the eligibility criteria.

To assist in your decision, you can use the when to Start 3YO Kindergarten Calculator  on the Vic Government Website (requires only your child's Date of Birth) to see the recommended year of attendance for 3 YO kinder.  Additionally, the following resources may be helpful:


Starting 3YO Kinder 3YO Kindergarten Readiness Developmental Milestones


If you would like to discuss your child's readiness with one of our teachers please do not hesitate to contact us .

2023 Timetable
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 Yr old - Lorikeets
8:45am - 1:45pm 8:45am - 1:45pm
4 Yr old - Magpies 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm
4 Yr old - Cockatoos 8:30am - 4:00pm 8:30am - 4:00pm

We're so excited about the opportunity to expand our services in 2023 in our newly renovated centre, we'd love for you to join us!

Click to download a Printable Timetable

[ Last Updated: 2023-01-02 ]

2023 Key Dates
2023 Term Start & Finish Dates
Term 1 30 January - 6 April
Term 2 24 April - 23 June
Term 3 10 July - 15 September
Term 4 2 October - 20 December
Important Kinder Dates to Remember
Greensborough Preschool Inc. Open Day 2023 Saturday 25 February
Enrolments for 2024 OPEN Wednesday 1 March
Round One offers for 2024 Families 10 - 17 July
Round Two offers for 2024 Families 24 - 31 July
Round Three offers for 2024 Families 7 - 14 August
2023 Public Holidays = No Kinder Sessions
New Year's Day (observed) Monday 2 January
Australia Day Thursday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 13 March
Good Friday Friday 7 April
Easter Monday Monday 10 April
Anzac Day Tuesday 25 April
King's Birthday Monday 12 June
AFL Grand Final Eve Subject to scheduling
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 7 November
Christmas Public Holiday Monday 25 December
Boxing Day Public Holiday Tuesday 26 December

Click to download a Printable Key Dates  PDF

[ Last Updated: 2023-06-19 ]

Uniforms

We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Edu Threads for supply of (OPTIONAL) Greensborough Preschool Inc. branded Uniforms!

Simply click through to the Greensborough Preschool Inc. shop on the Edu Threads website to pick up some very smart looking (and affordably priced!) T-shirts and Windcheaters! Each available in a range of colours and sizes.

Our Team

Our educators are fully qualified and experienced in early childhood education. We are dedicated and committed to nurturing your childā€™s unique qualities. Our educators are guided by your childā€™s individual interests and strengths, ensuring your child is comfortable to learn and develop at their own pace.

Contact Us

There are multiple ways to keep in contact with the Kinder Staff, Committee, Management Partners (ECMS) and Kinder Community

Call Us

Our team can be contacted at the centre during session hours on:

0455 042 485

or 03 9434 4645

Feedback & Complaints

Kinder Service via ECMS: www.ecms.org.au / communicating-feedback-and-complaints

Committee Operations & Events: committee@ greensboroughpreschool .vic.edu.au

Mailing List

Provide your (and/or your family members) email addresses to receive Newsletters, Weekly Observations from Staff, and Committee communications.

Opt-out by sending an email to UNSUBSCRIBE

All information handled in accordance with our Information Management Policy

Storypark

In addition to mailing groups, our kinder also utilises Storypark for sharing of images and engaging with families with session observations. Speak with your session educator for more details on how to sign up and use Storypark.

Surveys

Surveys may be sent directly to enrolled families via their contact email details, or, may be publicly posted here.

Surveys that are not anonymous require an email, which will be handled in accordance with our information management policy.

No Public Surveys at this time

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