At the Ballarat Fidelity Club Kindergarten and the Ballarat Fidelity Club Early Learning Centre, we acknowledge that all children are unique.
The Kindergarten and the Early Learning Centre are designed and created as age specific areas (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten aged children).
Our environment reflects our values, offering all children the opportunities to learn, explore, manipulate, make choices, cooperate, collaborate, investigate, negotiate, and create meaning and to extend on their current knowledge and abilities. Every child is valued as a capable individual and as a contributing member of our Kindergarten community.
We intentionally follow the interests and needs of the children, whilst focussing on strong relationships with the children and families to ensure that all participants have a keen sense of belonging to our early childhood community.
We value the links between home, kindergarten and the wider community, and work in partnership with each of these groups to provide an environment that is nurturing, safe, stimulating and aesthetically rich. Some of the community groups we work with include a variety of local primary schools, “Food is Free Ballarat”, and we are part of an intergenerational relationship program with a local aged-care facility.
We are continually working on improving our outdoor learning spaces to provide opportunities for the children to become socially responsible and show respect and care for the environment.
Our enthusiastic team of Early Childhood Educators consistently interact with each individual child in a warm and responsive manner. We highly value the importance of establishing and maintaining warm, reciprocal relationships of respect. We have meaningful connections with all children to enhance the attainment of skills for life and learning.
ECKA is committed to recruiting, retaining and investing in a highly skilled, collaborative workforce who are passionate about educating children in the early years.
|2020 term dates||Start date||Finish date|
|Term 1||28 January- Staff set up day|
29 January- Staff curriculum PD day
Children commence from January 30
See your kinder information for more details
|Term 2||14 April||26 June|
|Term 3||13 July||18 September|
|Term 4||5 October||18 December|