Apply for a Kindergarten or Pre- kinder place at the Lorne Kindergarten via the Surf Coast Shire



Our Program and teaching practice is guided by National Quality Standards and the Victorian Early years Learning and Development Framework.

This Frame work sets the highest expectations for every child and identifies five outcomes for all children:

• Children have a strong sense of identity

• Children are connected with and contribute to their world

• Children have a strong sense of well-being

• Children are confident and involved learners

• Children are effective communicators

We as educators embrace these documents as they outline our own professional values and beliefs * Respectful relationships, Partnerships with families, High expectations and equity, and most importantly Reflective practice. These documents support us as educators to focus on the learning that occurs, to think more deeply about, when and how our children learn best.

What does this mean for the Kinder Environment? Play is the primary means by which pre-school children learn. For us this means setting up Permanent Learning Spaces that encourage, support, and challenge children. Opportunities to explore, investigate, problem solve, imagine, create and experiment. 

As educators we actively engage with the children and their experiences, supporting, extending and deepening their learning.