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About Us

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Our Philosophy 

At Meeniyan Preschool we understand the importance of setting a firm foundation for lifelong learning. We believe the children should feel safe, secure, respected, cared for, valued, encouraged and reassured.

We believe:

  • children are successful, capable, and resourceful learners who are active contributors to their own learning.

  • children need to be valued as individuals, who bring with them their own heritage, interests, and early life experiences.

  • children can develop risk taking skills and positive self-esteem through a supportive, safe, and inclusive environment.

 

We support Respectful Relationships Between Educators and Parents/Guardians

Our service is committed to nurturing respectful relationships and active partnerships with you as parents/guardians. As parents/ guardians we expect that you will support the educators to maintain a positive teaching and learning environment. We encourage all users to treat educators and parents with respect and courtesy. We ask that you refrain from using social media to defame the centre, educators or other users of our service.

Free Kinder in 2024

The Victorian State Government is now providing funding for children to access 2 years of free kindergarten before they start school. The funding is a contribution towards meeting the cost of the kindergarten program. Meeniyan Preschool is a participating service and your child will be counted as an eligible child when we submit our data to the Department of Education and Training (DET). Your child is eligible for one year of funded 3 year old kindergarten, then one year of 4 year old kindergarten.
Children attending our funded 4 year old program in 2023 will be transitioning to school in 2024.

Children requiring a second year of 4 year old kinder are assessed and an application is submitted to DET. If approved, a second year of funded preschool maybe offered. Please consider your options carefully and discuss them with your child’s teacher.

Guidelines for Funded Kinder

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