Established in 2016, Kinder@Flinders Carrum Downs provides a quality Kindergarten programme for 3 year old and 4 year old children.

We believe children are created to be naturally inquisitive and creative.  Kinder@Flinders is an authentic and engaging learning environment where your child can explore, investigate and learn more about themselves and their world.

Kinder@Flinders provides a firm educational foundation and is a natural stepping-stone into the community of Flinders Christian Community College. We will encourage your child to develop their unique natural abilities, and inspire them to curiosity and wonder through projects inspired by the Reggio Emilia Philosophy.

If you'd like to enrol, please complete the online application form or email our Enrolments Manager for more information.

Our Environment

We know how important it is for young children to learn and explore in a safe, stimulating and engaging environment. That’s why we’ve designed our Kinder facilities around light, spacious indoor learning areas and exciting natural outdoor playscapes that your child will adore.

While your child is in our care we will cherish and nurture their God-given gifts and talents. We will guide, challenge, encourage and support them as they develop their imagination and understanding, and help you share in their discoveries and successes through our recorded observations.

If you’d like to know more about our Kinder program at Carrum Downs campus, please get in touch.

Our Curriculum

Kinder@Flinders Curriculum will follow the Early Years Learning Framework, providing opportunities for children to:

  • Engage in play-based learning
  • Develop a strong sense of wonder and curiosity
  • Explore and learn about their world through a Christian perspective
  • Build confidence
  • Learn to communicate well with other children and adults
  • Develop a strong sense of well-being
  • Gain a rich, strong foundation for school
  • Learn to interact within the school community
  • Transition successfully into our Prep Programs

Facilities

Kinder@Flinders facilities will:

  • Provide a safe, stimulating, and engaging learning environment
  • Embrace natural elements of light and space
  • Have a natural play-scape that contributes to experiential learning and discovery

Staff will:

  • Guide, support and encourage the development of each child’s interest, imagination and understanding
  • Encourage and nurture each child’s God given gifts and talents
  • Provide an environment that offers encouragement, success, challenge, curiosity and stimulation
  • Share about children’s learning discoveries and successes through recorded observations
  • Work with parents and Flinders Christian Community College Junior School to provide a holistic learning approach

Entry Age Requirements

As per the Government regulations and guidelines, our entry age requirements for Kinder are:

3 Year old Kinder Students: Kinder students must turn 3 before the 30th of April in the year of commencement and have had their 3rd birthday before attending our 3 year old Kinder program.

4 Year old Kinder Students: Kinder students must turn 4 before the 30th of April in year of commencement.

Sessions

3 year old Kinder 4 year old Kinder
Thursday and Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm
Monday - Wednesday, 9.00am - 3.00pm

National Quality Standard (NQS)

Our Carrum Downs Kinder@Flinders has been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standard under the National Quality Framework. The National Quality Standard (NQS) sets a national benchmark for the quality of children’s education and care services across Australia.

Services are assessed against the NQS by the state or territory regulatory authority and receive a rating for each of the seven quality areas of the NQS, as well as an overall rating. An overall rating of Exceeding NQS is given to services that go above and beyond the requirements of the NQS in at least four of the seven quality areas.

The National Quality Framework (NQF) for early childhood education and care was agreed by all Australian governments to get better educational and development outcomes for children using education and care services. Implementation of the NQF is guided by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Before and After Care - Camp Australia

For more than 28 years Camp Australia has delivered high quality and affordable Before and After School Care programs that nurtures and supports children’s development. Providing time to relax, educational activities and a healthy snack.

Before School Care: 6:45am – 9:00am

After School Care: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

The information outlined above covers the most common program times. For full listing of all programs including holiday program (over 200) details, and fees for the service, please visit the Camp Australia website or call 1300 105 343.

Carrum Downs Kinder@Flinders Parent Handbook 2022