Our Ideas

An Inquiry Based Approach

We like questions; they keep us learning. In fact, we like to regularly and purposefully ask them. We practice what’s referred to as an ‘inquiry based approach’. This reflects our view of you...

Nature Based Curriculum

Our outdoor environments are large open spaces where children can explore nature and all its wonder. Filled with loose parts and opportunities for children to get messy, we believe in spaces that hono...

Specialist Programs

Over years of reflection, experience and learning we’ve become a little more refined in what we understand to be the best ways to support children during the critical and singular window of developm...

Respectful Caregiving and Freedom of movement

We understand children to be powerful, capable and competent members of our community. They are curious learners who naturally investigate, inquire and engage in the world around them. We believe t...

A Community Centered Approach

We’re big on community and searching for new ways of developing it. Why? The connections a child has both to the world and to the people who are part of it become embedded within them, helping shape...

Creators, Not Consumers

Acknowledging the fragile state of our world, our programs support children to care for their environment and to understand the responsibility we all have to reduce, re-use and recycle. We are crea...

Latest Social

In the spirit of respect, Kardinia Childcare and Kindergarten recognises the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia as the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future

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