CHILDRENS GARDEN KINDERCARE
Rudolf Steiner long day care and kindergarten
“Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and let them go forth in freedom”
- Rudolf Steiner
Interested in Steiner Education for your child?
Kindergarten places available now!
Kindergarten places with Bush Kinder and nature-based, outdoor program available.
Please complete our waitlist here for 2023!
Childrens Garden Kindercare is committed to providing an alternative form of child care where the early years of childhood are protected and nurtured, into which children are welcomed with love and surrounded by warmth, wonder and wisdom. Our care will give the children the best start to develop a secure sense of personal wellbeing, a love for learning, individual confidence and empathy for others.
We care for young children in a beautiful, safe and organic environment. We provide consistent daily, weekly and seasonal rhythms for the children to rely upon and develop within. Through this the children can run, play, rest and explore as positive educational foundations are laid for their future. This exceptional care that meets the changing needs of the developing child is provided by our professional and dynamic team.
OUR STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY
Our Service is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We understand our responsibilities and statutory duty of care to comply with both the Victorian Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme to build our capacity as an organisation to prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse.
Our Service is committed to implementing and abiding by our Child Safety and Wellbeing Policy based on Child Safe Standards in Victoria (2022), which accentuates our zero tolerance for child abuse and racism, and raising awareness about the importance of child safety in our Service and the community.
We are dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect and promote a child safe environment, maintaining children’s wellbeing. We adhere to our comprehensive Child Protection Policy, standing by our mandatory reporting responsibilities to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse and neglect.
We work to ensure there is clear awareness between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour concerning adults and children. We require clear precincts between children and employees, volunteers and the community to maintain children’s safety.
We are dedicated to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.
We are committed to ongoing professional development for employees to maintain their ability to distinguish and respond to situations of abuse and neglect, ensuring employees are responsive to their responsibilities in keeping children safe.
We work in collaboration with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and have confidence in educating children about their right to be safe. We believe in teaching children what to do if they feel unsafe and encouraging them to express their view and thoughts on matters that directly affect them.
As educators we listen to and empower children to act on any concerns they or others may raise which is reflective in our policies and procedures in keeping children safe. We actively invest in and promote additional training in Child Safety (InSafe Hands) and our key personnel participate in the Sharing and Family Violence Reforms to share information confidentially, safely and appropriately with other mandated Information Sharing Entities (www.education.vic.gov.au/)
Monday to Friday - 7.30 am - 6.00 pm
- Kindergarten and Child Care Services -
Childrens Garden Kindercare is an extended-hours Kindergarten and Child Care Service. Care is provided for children aged from 12 months to 6 years of age not yet attending school.
Childrens Garden Kindercare respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands that we live, work, and play, the Bunurong Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.