Castlemaine Kindergarten is committed to providing a quality early childhood educational program that acknowledges and responds to the individual needs and interests of each child, to each family and to the wider community. Each child is treated with individual care and respect.
We encourage open communication between staff and families, and attempt to foster feelings of mutual trust and develop a sense of belonging to the Kinder. We respect the right of each family to privacy and will maintain confidentiality at all times.
We are committed to the inclusion of all children in the Kindergarten program and ensure against discrimination on the basis of gender, race, religion, language, ability or culture. Our program is based on a sound knowledge of child development and of current early childhood education theories and practice. We provide a stimulating, safe environment in which children can develop in all areas.
Kindergarten is a place where children play and learn. It is a place where life skills and attitudes are developed. Acknowledging that children learn through play, our qualified staff design a program that is developmentally appropriate to the needs and interests of the children, with a balance of teacher directed and child initiated activities. The importance of play as the tool for children to learn is recognised and fostered at all times.