Four year old
The year prior to Prep/Foundation provides an opportunity for children to mature physically, socially and emotionally so that they are "school ready".
The teaching team at Warekila provides children with an environment that encourages independence, discovery, sharing, exploring, experimenting, problem solving and a love of learning within a caring and nurturing environment.
Our four year old program consists of two long day (7.5 hour) sessions, which is designed to help families access traditional kindergarten in conjunction with, or instead of, kindergarten programs offered within a childcare setting. Each session includes quiet time in the afternoon, where children engage in quiet play or rest on mats, to enable them to recharge for the remainder of the session.
While Warekila children attend many different primary schools in the area, our close proximity to Whitehorse and St Philip's primary schools enables them to participate in transition activities including visits to the kinder by primary school students and excursions to school for story time sessions and to explore the school grounds.
Warekila also boasts a bush kinder program that offers children the chance to explore their local environment and to develop an interest in nature.