Camp Hill Kindergarten is a place of wonder, awe and discovery for children and a place where parents and families can be involved in and celebrate this very precious stage in their children’s lives.
We have 2 teaching units at Camp Hill Kindergarten with each room catering for 2 groups of children on a 5 day fortnight basis or a 2 day per week extended hours program. This means we have 88 children at the centre each year.
We are mindful that parents are their children’s first educators and as such we encourage parents, children and educators to work together to provide the best Early Childhood program possible. During our Kindy day children will spend time working as a group developing friendships and social skills and have opportunities for quiet, individual pursuits. Our time is spent equally between the outdoor and indoor environment encouraging children to engage in a wide range of experiences to extend their knowledge, understanding and interest in a variety of areas.
Outdoors we have a beautiful, shady playground with forts, monkey bars, bush rocks and two covered sandpits,
One sandpit has a waterfall with water diverted from the rain water tank to encourage sand and water play. Our vegetable gardens are a constant source of wonder and discovery for the child as are the worm farms and sensory pots. We have two pet guinea pigs that soon become part of each child’s family .
Our indoor area is spacious and provides ample opportunities for quiet reading, dramatic play, block building, puzzles, construction, singing, dancing and creative pursuits. We are extremely well resourced thanks to the hard work and generosity of our parent body and the wider community. Children work at their own pace and in areas they are interested in to develop friendships, extend their skills and understanding about the world around them and become more independent and resilient.
The educators at Camp Hill Kindergarten provide a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment where all children are able to flourish.