Doncaster Kindergarten is a non-profit community service offering educational pre-school programs for families with young children. We currently have one 3 year old group and two 4 year old groups.
Officially opened in March 1968, the kindergarten is today owned and run by a voluntary Committee of Management made up of dedicated parents.
We provide a combination of open ended and educator led experiences that promote creativity, socialisation, problem solving and exploration. Our kindergarten provides an opportunity for pre-school aged children to participate in a program designed to promote their physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth.
Our programs are planned by educators based on areas of interest to the children, educators and families, and the development of concepts and skills. There is emphasis on learning through play and a wide range of “free choice” and educator led group activities are provided. Children are encouraged to become confident and involved learners and effective communicators.
At Doncaster Kindergarten we believe that all children have the right to experience the wonder of childhood, to grow and to investigate through rich quality play in a warm and respectful environment which reflects the diversity of our community.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Our organisation is committed to child safety.
We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.
We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.
Our organisation is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.
Our organisation is committed to regularly training and educating our staff and volunteers on child abuse risks.
We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander children, the cultural safety of children from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse background, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments.