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Sherbourne Preschool

An early learning centre in Montmorency

 

Rated Exceeding - National Quality Standard

About

Sherbourne Preschool provides a progressive, high quality learning environment for early childhood education by:

Rated Exceeding - National Quality Standard

  • Creating a calm, welcoming and challenging environment that encourages individuality and creativity.
  • Extending and developing self-image and confidence.
  • Developing and using expectations for community living – which include respect, caring, sharing and group communication.
  • Combining the needs and interests of the individual, and the group in the program.
  • Extending curiosity and the love of learning with fun, stimulating and original activities.
  • Developing independent thinking by recognising the value of children’s contributions and seeing children as active learners.
  • Appreciating the process of learning as well as the end product.

Our Teachers

Our educational philosophy and approach is supported and promoted by Jo Barker (Manager & Lead Teacher) and Narelle Allen (3 year old teacher).

Enthusiastic and qualified kindergarten teachers who plan and implement quality experiences for both kindergarten groups, they are assisted by caring assistants who are an integral part of our early learning centre.

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Our Program

Our program creates a positive and supportive learning environment focusing on the development of the whole child. Activities are planned to promote learning in all developmental domains – social, emotional cognitive, language and physical.

It's play-based and interest-based

As play is considered to be one of the most important ways a child can learn about their world. Ideas for activities and events are sourced from the children’s interest.  This approach is due to the belief that children learn more if they are interested in what they are learning and have input into the direction of their learning. The program activities (eg. excursions and focuses) change from year to year, depending on the interests and needs of the group.

Parent/Carer involvement

Your involvement is encouraged through:

  • Participation in the educational programs and activities at Sherbourne Preschool.
  • Participation in social events.
  • Membership of the Management Committee.

3 Year Old Enrolments

To enrol your child in 3-year-old preschool please click on the link below and complete the pre-enrolment form. The form requires you to upload a copy of your child's birth certificate and pay a $50 administrative fee (non-refundable - details in link below). Once you have paid the deposit, we will contact you by email to complete the enrolment process.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE - 3 YEAR OLD PRE-ENROLMENT

Please email us enrolments@sherbournepreschool.com if you have any other enrolment queries. Session times and fees can be found below.

4 Year Old Enrolments

Enrolments for 4-year-old preschool are made through Banyule City Council. Enrolment forms are available from the Council or by clicking the link below.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD COUNCIL ENROLMENT FORMS - 4 YEAR OLD

Timetable 2020


Monday

9:00am - 1:00pm (4 hrs)

3 Year Olds

Teacher in charge
Narelle Allen


Tuesday

8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5hrs)

4 Year Old - Groups 1 & 2

Teacher(s) in charge
Jacqui Harley


Wednesday

8:30am to 11:30am (3hrs)

3 Year Olds

Teacher in charge
Narelle Allen
-

12:30pm to 4:00pm (3.5hrs)

4 Year Old  -
Groups 2 & 3

Teacher in charge
Jo Barker


Thursday

8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5hrs)

4 Year Old
Group 1 & 3

Teacher(s) in charge
Jacqui Harley


Friday

8:30am to 12:30pm (4hrs)

4 Year Old -
Groups 2 & 3

Teacher in charge
Jo Barker

Timetable 2021


Monday

8:30am - 12:30pm (4 hrs)

3 Year Olds

Teacher in charge
Narelle Allen

12:30pm - 4:00pm (3.5 hrs)

Educare - 3 & 4 Year Olds


Tuesday

8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5hrs)

4 Year Old - Groups 1 & 2

Teacher(s) in charge
TBA


Wednesday

8:30am to 11:30am (3hrs)

3 Year Olds

Teacher in charge
Narelle Allen
-

12:30pm to 4:00pm (3.5hrs)

4 Year Old  -
Groups 2 & 3

Teacher in charge
Jo Barker


Thursday

8:30am to 4:00pm (7.5hrs)

4 Year Old
Group 1 & 3

Teacher(s) in charge
TBA


Friday

8:30am to 12:30pm (4hrs)

4 Year Old -
Groups 2 & 3

Teacher in charge
Jo Barker

12:30pm to 4:00pm (4hrs)

Educare - 3 & 4 Year Olds

* Hours of operation and session times are impacted by the funded hours of kindergarten and the mandatory staff and student ratios set by government bodies and are therefore subject to change in future years.

Educare - New for 2021!

  • Monday afternoon 12.30pm – 4pm (after 3 year old session)

  • Friday afternoon 12.30pm – 4pm (after Group 2 & 3 – 4 year old session)

This program:

  • Provides an opportunity for families to have an extended day of care, with the advantage of sending your child to Sessional Kindergarten.
  • Provides your child with an opportunity to expand on social skills with children that attend on different days.
  • Educare is not part of the 3 year old or funded 4 year old kindergarten programs, but is in addition to, and allows cross aged teaching of 3, 4 and 5 year olds.

 

  • Educare will be run by a Diploma Qualified Educator and is open to all children enrolled at Sherbourne preschool.The cost is $35 per session or $60 for two sessions and will be paid by the term.
  • Educare is open to all Sherbourne families regardless of what day their child attends the sessional kinder program.
  • There will also be an option of attending on a casual basis, dependent on availability.
  • A deposit of $120 is required to hold position.
  • If you would like further information please email Jo Barker at enrolments@sherbournepreschool.com and for further information about the program please call 9439 2992.

Fees 2020

3-year-old program – 2020  $565 per term (approx $27.50 per session)
4-year-old program – 2020  $495 per term

  • $100 maintenance levy per year, refundable if family attends two working bees
  • Those families electing to participate in Group 1 (two long days) will also incur a levy of $50 per term to offset the cost of the additional staff required to implement the program
  • All fees are subject to change
  • 3-year-old-program is not a government subsidised program

Fees 2021

3-year-old program – 2021  $565 per term (approx $27.50 per session)
4-year-old program – 2021  $515 per term

  • $100 maintenance levy per year, refundable if family attends two working bees
  • Those families electing to participate in Group 1 (two long days) will also incur a levy of $50 per term to offset the cost of the additional staff required to implement the program
  • All fees are subject to change
  • 3-year-old-program is not a government subsidised program

Contact Sherbourne Preschool for more information, or to organise a visit.

Email
admin@sherbournepreschool.com

Phone
(03) 9439 2992

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