McKellar Stewart Kindergarten
17a Regent Place, Kensington, South Australia 5068

General information

Staff

Director - Julie
Teachers - Pip and Angela
Early Childhood workers - Jenny
ECW lunch care - Elizabeth

Read our kindergarten philosophy.

Kindy session times & groups

Monday – Thursday
Morning 8.30am till 11.45am
Afternoon 12.30pm till 4.00pm

Children can be collected in the last 15min of a session to facilitate school finish times

There are two groups, known as Yellow group and Green group. On entry to Kindergarten children are allocated to either group for the duration of their pre-school education. Children are entitled to 4 sessions per week generally, from the age of 4 years, for 12 months prior to commencing school. We also offer full day places and a lunch care program (Children then attend 1 full day & 2 half days OR 2 full days).

Full day sessions are offered as consecutive days only. Either Monday and Tuesday OR Wednesday and Thursday.

After kindy care at Marryatville Primary School is now available for kindergarten children who will be attending that school. The centre coordinator collects children at the end of the day and walks them to the school program. For vacancy inquiries: Phone Peta: 83321656 Mob: 0423025782

(Pre-entry and pre kindy sessions are available in the term prior to starting Kindergarten sessions.)

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

A.M.

Yellow

Yellow

Green

Green

P.M.

Green

Green

Yellow

Yellow

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Lunch care policy

We have up to 18 places available for lunch each day (Mon - Thurs). This service is offered at the discretion of the director, to assist parents who are studying, working, or have a disability. Fees are charged by the term to pay for the employment of additional staff to supervise the children. Children can access lunch care if they:

  • Attend full day sessions

Children need to have a named lunch box with a healthy lunch that complies with out healthy food policy.

DECD Policies Information

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

Playgroup

Friday 11.00am till 12.30pm

Parent run Playgroup available for $2 per family per visit. Everyone is welcome.

Parental involvement

We hope, as parents, you will be involved in your child's education. You are welcome to spend time during any session with us.

You can be involved by:
1. Joining the Parent Governing Council.
2. Helping the children with activities, reading and cooking.
3. Helping with fundraising.
4. Helping with the exchange of library books, literacy and numeracy kits.
5. Providing parental support for excursions.
6. Caring for the Kindergarten pets on weekends .
7. Providing resources pertinent to the Educational Programme.
8. Sharing your skills and knowledge.

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Local Primary Schools

Our Kindergarten has close links with Marryatville Primary School, Norwood Primary School, Rose Park Primary School and Saint Ignatius' Junior Primary College.

Preliminary enrolment form

Download and fill in our preliminary enrolment form, then post or email it to us.

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For more information:

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. Otherwise visit these websites:

Department of Education and Children's Services (DECD)

Child, Youth & Womens Health Services (CYWHS) - latest information on parenting

Parenting SA

The network - SA literacy and numeracy network (DECD) provides hints for parents

Please note: We offer links from our website to other websites hosted by unrelated companies that we think may be of interest to you and your children. Such websites are not governed by McKellar Stewart Kindergarten. We recommend that you check their privacy policy at the beginning of your visit before volunteering any personal information.

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Department of Education and Children's services  Government of South Australia - http://www.ministers.sa.gov.au/

Healthy food

We implement a healthy eating policy at McKellar Stewart Kindergarten so children will grow up with a sound knowledge of good nutrition and diet.

For healthy delicious ideas try our recipes.

Our kindy garden Persona dolls

Meet our persona dolls and find out how they assist the development our kindergarten children.

Children's painting outside kindy