How we are different
Actively utilising the outdoors as a classroom, along with regular visits to the Howqua Hills historic area, builds children’s confidence, character, trust and resilience, as they develop their understandings of the interdependence between land, people, plants and animals.
Bush Kinder provides children with an overwhelming opportunity to develop to their full potential in an environment in which they feel safe, secure and supported.
The freedom to explore responsibilities and rights, and to gain an understanding of how their actions and responses affect others, empowering children to make choices and appreciate the value of fairness.
In caring for The Farmhouse animals, children develop compassion, responsibility, curiosity, empathy, self-esteem and of course….pure joy.
Group programming 2023
There are two Bush Kinder groups to choose from in 2023, each offering 15 hours of four-year-old kinder education, as per government regulations.
By offering a mutually shared day allows for cross-socialisation of the groups, particularly valuable for children prior to entering school the following year as this allows them to know more children and feel more comfortable. By developing meaningful friendships in both groups children feel more confident and resilient when transitioning to school.
Feel free to choose the group that works best for your child and your family.
Additional care options
Life’s busy, for all different reasons. To help the running of your week, The Farmhouse offers before and after kinder care to Bush Kinder children. Your child can attend The Farmhouse before kinder, and is then walked across to the Kindergarten building ready commence their kinder session. At the end of the kinder session, your child is walked back by our staff to The Farmhouse for a seamless day. Many children do one or both of the above and enjoy the security this offers.
Before and After kinder care options
Before Kinder Care: 6.45-9am OR 8.30-9am
After Kinder Care: 2-4pm OR 2-6pm
Kinder children can also attend The Farmhouse on their “non-kinder” days where care is available 6.45am-6pm.