Sessional Kindergarten 3 and 4 year old 2022/2023

Sessional Kindergarten – 4 year old vacancies 2022

We have a small number of vacancies in our 4 year old sessional kindergarten program for 2022. For further information, please email administration@poetsgrove.com and also complete the waitlist application form on this website.

Sessional Kindergarten

The Department of Education & Training (Victoria) provides a per capita grant for every child attending a 4 year old kindergarten program. This funding enables the centre to employ Bachelor qualified kindergarten teachers in our 4yo kindergarten programs in the sessional kindergarten and extended hours kindergarten programs, allowing children to receive a minimum 15 hours of kindergarten per week in the year prior to starting school. Each child can access this funding once. Your child cannot be enrolled in two funded programs. A child who is formally assessed as having significant additional needs may be entitled to a second year of funded pre-school. This does not include children who are delaying entry to school because their parents think that they are too young.

Minimum age for attendance

Children must be 3 years old by 30 April to commence a 3 year old sessional kindergarten program.
Children must be 4 years old by 30 April to commence a 4 year old sessional kindergarten program.

If you are interested in our 3 and 4 year old sessional programs,  please complete the sessional programs waitlist application form on this website.

Play-Based Curriculum

The 3 and 4 year old sessional programs use a learning through play curriculum based on the Early Learning Years Framework. It may look like children are “just playing”, but learning is going on through play. Experiences set up in the room are planned from observations of the children’s strengths, needs and interests and encourage exploration of literacy, numeracy and science concepts etc. Interacting with the children also encourages these explorations.

Sessional Kindergarten Programs 2022 Timetable

3 Year Old Sessional Kindergarten 2022

UNCLE ARCHIE ROACH (formerly known as ORANGE) GROUP 15 children attend 12 hours per week over two days
THURSDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm
FRIDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm

LISA BELLEAR (formerly known as GREEN) GROUP 15 children attend 17 hours per week over two days – the Green group is a mixed age group of 3 and 4 year olds
TUESDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm
THURSDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm

FEES – 3 year old groups
Orange group $73.00 per day, Green group $114 per day. Childcare Subsidy applies for eligible families. The sessional kindergarten programs run throughout the year for 48 weeks (including school holidays, closing only for four weeks over Christmas/New Year).

4 Year Old Sessional Kindergarten 2022

ALI COBBY ECKERMANN (formerly known as BLUE) GROUP 15 children attend 18 hours per week over three days
MONDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm
WEDNESDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm
FRIDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm

LISA BELLEAR (formerly known as GREEN) GROUP 15 children attend 17 hours per week over two days – the Green group is a mixed age group of 3 and 4 year olds  
TUESDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm
THURSDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm

FEES – 4 year old groups
Green group $114 per day, Blue group  $81 per day. Childcare Subsidy applies for eligible families. The sessional kindergarten programs run throughout the year for 48 weeks (including school holidays, closing only for four weeks over Christmas/New Year).

Sessional Kindergarten Programs 2023 Timetable

3 Year Old Sessional Kindergarten 2023

UNCLE ARCHIE ROACH (formerly known as ORANGE) GROUP 15 children attend 12 hours per week over two days
THURSDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm
FRIDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm

LISA BELLEAR (formerly known as GREEN) GROUP 15 children attend 17 hours per week over two days – the Green group is a mixed age group of 3 and 4 year olds
TUESDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm
THURSDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm

FEES – 3 year old groups
Orange group $73.00 per day, Green group $114 per day in 2022. Any fee increase will be advised prior to commencement of 2023 program. Childcare Subsidy applies for eligible families. The sessional kindergarten programs run throughout the year for 48 weeks (including school holidays, closing only for four weeks over Christmas/New Year).

4 Year Old Sessional Kindergarten 2023

ALI COBBY ECKERMANN (formerly known as BLUE) GROUP 15 children attend 18 hours per week over three days
MONDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm
WEDNESDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm
FRIDAY 9.15am – 3.15pm

LISA BELLEAR (formerly known as GREEN) GROUP 15 children attend 17 hours per week over two days – the Green group is a mixed age group of 3 and 4 year olds  
TUESDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm
THURSDAY 8.30am – 5.00pm

FEES – 4 year old groups
Green group $114 per day, Blue group $81 per day in 2022. Any fee increase will be advised prior to commencement of 2023 program. Childcare Subsidy applies for eligible families. The sessional kindergarten programs run throughout the year for 48 weeks (including school holidays, closing only for four weeks over Christmas/New Year).

No Jab No Play Legislation

The Victorian Government has passed new immunisation legislation named ‘No Jab, No Play’, which took effect on 1 January 2016. All children seeking enrolment at Poets Grove Family and Children’s Centre must be fully immunised. To find out more visit the “No Jab, No Play” page on the Health Department’s website.