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Greensborough Preschool Inc.
Greensborough Preschool Inc.
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Celebrating 65 years in the community

Greensborough Preschool has been providing kindergarten programs for our community since 1959.  2024 marks our 65th 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

Our 2023 Rating
Greensborough Preschool is proud to have received an Exceeding rating in all quality areas during our recent assessment and rating process. This is a true reflection of the dedicated staff team who continually reflect and adapt the educational program to support all children’s learning outcomes. We continue to strive for high quality and this result shows our dedication and commitment to providing a service which reflects current best practice. Well done to all staff, ECMS management support, parent committee, children and families.
Greensborough Preschool 2023

[ Last Updated: 2024-01-17 ]

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
All enrolments are now handled centrally by Banyule City Council.
2024 Fees
Group Weekly Hours Per Term
3 YO 10 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 .

2024 Timetable
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 Yr old
Lorikeets
8:45am - 1:45pm 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

Timetable also available on ECMS

[ Last Updated: 2024-02-01 ]

2024 Key Dates
2024 Term Start & Finish Dates
Term 1 30 January - 28 March
Term 2 15 April - 28 June
Term 3 15 July - 20 September
Term 4 7 October - 20 December
Important Kinder Dates to Remember
Greensborough Preschool Inc. Open Day 2024 TBA


2024 Public Holidays = No Kinder Sessions
New Year's Day (observed) Monday 1 January
Australia Day Friday 26 January
Labour Day Monday 11 March
Good Friday Friday 29 March
Easter Monday Monday 1 April
Anzac Day Thursday 25 April
King's Birthday Monday 10 June
AFL Grand Final Eve Friday 27 September
Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 5 November
Christmas Public Holiday Wednesday 25 December
Boxing Day Public Holiday Thursday 26 December

[ Last Updated: 2024-01-17 ]

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 child’s unique qualities. Our educators are guided by your child’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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