Program and Centre Features
Surfside Kindergarten is located in Ocean Grove. It is co-located with a childcare and maternal and child health centre and is close to schools. The building has plenty of natural light and plenty of space with a colourful playground on two levels. The kindergarten is like a paradise for children, somewhere that is provided especially for them, that allows them time to enjoy their childhood.
Our Philosophy is : “ Surfside Kindergarten is like a ride on a train of fun…..never ending.” Never ending experiences where children can touch and feel and question. Where they can talk and play and disagree, laugh and sing together, learn for themselves about each other and the wider world.
The main emphasis at Surfside is Play. Play is the work of childhood. Young children learn by doing, active thinking and experimenting to find out how the world works.
The children make their own decisions about how to use the materials provided, rather than being directed by teacher’s ideas and providing things to “please” adults. Each child is a unique individual with individual interests and abilities.
The teacher looks at each child and plans a program, to help every child reach their full potential through strengthening particular areas of development and extending others.
Above all Surfside is a place from which children go home happy and fulfilled, and to which they look forward to coming again the next day.
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Sessions are offered for 4 year olds Monday to Friday