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603 Toorak Rd
Toorak, Victoria
Australia

98271855

Our Program

We still have a number of three and four-year old places available in 2018. If you are interested, please call the kindergarten on 9827 1855 or email mail@jmkinder.com.au

FOUR-YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN

We have two four-year old groups:

  • Turtle Group: attend kindergarten Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Platypus Group: attend kindergarten Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
DayTurtle GroupPlatypus Group
Monday9:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday9:00am-3.00pm9.00am-3:00pm
Thursday9:00am-3:00pm
Friday9:00am-3:00pm

All four-year old children receive 15 core hours of kindergarten programming each week. Children also receive an additional three hours per week of extended hours Letterland Program on Wednesday’s.

Please Note: The structured afternoon sessions will conclude at 3:00pm.  For parents’ convenience, children can remain supervised at the kindergarten until 3:45 pm.

FOUR-YEAR OLD SESSION PROGRAMS 

Music and Movement Program  
Monday (Turtles) and Tuesday (Platypus) 2:00-3:00pm

  • Teacher: Julie Okraglik

Miss Julie takes the children on a musical journey and explores the different ways they can move their bodies and use their voices. Musical instruments and storybooks are introduced, adding to your child’s musical experience.

Letterland
Wednesday 9:00am–12:00pm (Turtles) and 12:00–3:00pm (Platypus)

  • Teacher: Julie Frazer
  • Co-educator: Jane Henderson

Mrs Frazer runs the very popular Letterland literacy program. Mrs Frazer incorporates fun, structured lessons, and the children learn a different letter each week. Children learn letter names, letter sounds and letter formation. Mrs Frazer uses many props to ensure the letters come alive for the children.

Yoga/Relaxation Session
Wednesday 9:00am–12:00pm (Platypus) and 12:003:00pm (Turtles)

  • Teacher:  Di Cookesley
  • Co-educator:  Andrea Ford

The Wednesday play based program incorporates a Yoga Session.

This session has become a very popular addition to the four-year old program.  Each week the children have the opportunity to participate in a 45 minute yoga and relaxation session that enables them to develop a strong  sense of personal wellbeing; being physical health, feelings of happiness, satisfaction of achievement and successful social functioning.  It helps the children to become more conscious of their bodies, gain flexibility, build up strength whilst improving posture, self control, concentration and co-ordination.  Through the yoga and relaxation techniques, the children learn to cope with day to day stress and challenges and the readiness to persevere when faced with unfamiliar learning.

THREE-YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN

We have two three-year old groups:

  • Penguin Group: attend kindergarten Monday and Thursday.
  • Dolphin Group: attend kindergarten Tuesday and Friday.
DayPenguin GroupDolphin Group
Monday9:00am-3:00pm
Tuesday9:00am-3:00pm
Wednesday
Thursday9:00am-3:00pm
Friday9:00am-3:00pm

All three year old children receive 12 core hours of kindergarten programming each week. 

Teachers will monitor each child and they will contact you if they feel your child is not ready for or not coping with the afternoon sessions. They may also discuss an alternative date for your child to start afternoon sessions.

Please Note: The structured afternoon sessions will conclude at 3:00pm.  For parents’ convenience, children can remain supervised at the kindergarten until 3:45 pm.

THREE-YEAR OLD SESSION PROGRAMS 

Music and Movement Program  
Monday (Turtles) and Tuesday (Platypus) 2:00-3:00pm

  • Teacher: Julie Okraglik

Miss Julie takes the children on a musical journey and explores the different ways they can move their bodies and use their voices. Musical instruments and storybooks are introduced, adding to your child’s musical experience.

Kinder Masterchef
Thursday (Penguins) and Friday (Dolphins) 1:00-2:30pm

  • Teacher: Amy Hill (Penguins) and Linda Alder (Dolphins)

This program combines cooking and learning about food, health and nutrition into one program. Teachers will either choose a recipe to cook with the children, or share an activity that helps children learn about health and nutrition. Games and songs will also be introduced in this program.