Early Learning Centre

At the Kilvington ELC, our focus is helping children to develop into independent thinkers. Our students learn how to solve problems, reflect creatively and communicate effectively and confidently within a nurturing, safe and inspiring learning environment.

Our students are taught by warm, caring and highly qualified early years’ teachers who carefully develop each individual child’s knowledge, skills and attitude by guiding their development through intentional teaching practice, along with active inquiry and discovery learning opportunities.

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ELC Handbook - Specialist Programs

Below is our ELC Handbook which provides a detailed overview of what you can expect your child to experience as part of their early learning journey at Kilvington.

In addition to an engaging learning and development program, we offer a range of specialist programs which includes Music, Library, French Immersion and a Perceptual Motor Program. 

We also offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Indigenous Education as part of our curriculum program.

ELC Hours of Operations 8.45am – 3.00pm

Within the nurturing and inspiring environment of our ELC, a focus on the development of the whole child equips them for future learning in a Junior School setting. We offer two, three, four and five-day programs.

Three-Year-Old Kindergarten

Marine Group Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Daintree Group Thursday and Friday OR Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Pre-Prep Programs

Magnolia Group Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Magenta Group Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday OR Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Out-of-School Hours Care

Please visit our Before and After School Care information page here.

Funding

The Department of Education has recently announced changes in the way three-year-old and Pre-Prep kindergarten and early learning programs are funded. Subsidies and grants vary based on the type of early childhood service. We understand that some parents need to use a variety of pre-school options in a given week. The new funding rules require that families must nominate their primary kindergarten provider to which subsidy funding will be directed to assist with the costs of running the program. 

It is a condition of your enrolment at Kilvington that you nominate Kilvington as your primary kindergarten provider.

If you would like to discuss the funding changes, please contact the Admissions Department on admissions@kilvington.vic.edu.au.

Your Child's Starting Age

While government regulations allow children to turn three by 30 April during their entry year to an early learning program, we believe the best outcome for your child’s development and wellbeing is to commence their early learning program as a three-year-old (three by the end of January).

Contact the Director of Admissions for further information and securing a place for your child on 03 9578 6231 or admissions@kilvington.vic.edu.au

Exceeding National Standards

In 2022, Kilvington's Early Learning Centre has been awarded an ‘Exceeding’ standard by the Department of Education and Training for all seven quality areas governed by the National Quality Standard (NQS).

Exceeding the National Quality Standard (NQS) means going above and beyond what i expected for a standard.

This outstanding result is due to the hard work, commitment and passion of Kilvington’s ELC staff, and the School’s recognition of the profound impact early learning has on a child’s educational and personal development journey.

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