Welcome

Newland Park Kindergarten is a Department of Education and Child Development Kindergarten located in Erindale (adjacent to Burnside).

We provide a welcoming, caring environment with children and families as our central focus. Children are given opportunities to learn through play and reach their individual potential. Experiences are developmentally appropriate and provide concrete, active learning.

Our grounds have been developed to give children areas to explore. We encourage the children to care for their environment by being part of its development and ongoing care. Our beautiful natural environment which allows children space to play and explore the environment. Tall gum trees play host to many birds and koalas.

Inside offers space to be creative in our art areas, places for small group activities, quiet solitary places and plenty of rich learning.

We Love Nature!

Our Logo

Thank you to one of our parents, Victoria for our new logo design. The inspiration came from a photo of our Frilled neck lizard - Rock and Roll. When he lost his skin a perfect love heart shape appeared on his head. This image was used to reflect our centre philosophy.

Our Awards

2015 Winner - City of Burnside Community Event of The Year

2016 Winner - City of Burnside Garden Awards Competition

Rated as exceeding in all 18 areas of National Quality Standards assessment

Statement of Acknowledgement
We would like to Acknowledge that the land Newland Park Kindergarten occupies is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

We acknowledge that Nature Kindy takes place in an area of cultural significance.

Curriculum

A day at Kindergarten

Children are given opportunities to make choices and direct their learning. We give time for children to play inside and out. Children choose activities and learning experiences based on the National Curriculum - Belonging, Being and Becoming.

Children have input into the curriculum through their prior knowledge and interests. Staff plan weekly to incorporate children’s learning styles, strengths and abilities.

Children are also involved in more formal group times. Children assign their own tasks such as feeding the animals, composting, tending the worm farm, watering vegetables etc. Other group times are rich in literacy, numeracy, music and movement activities.

National Curriculum

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are effective communicators
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of well being
  • Children are confident and involved learners.

The curriculum is displayed for parents and the children’s learning stories are on display, giving examples and celebrating children’s learning.

Our Curriculum

  • To create learning opportunities for children at all levels of development
  • To provide a wide range of experiences and resources to meet cultural, interest and abilities of individual children.
  • To provide a challenging, safe, secure and positive learning environment, which values the participation of families and children in the pre-school curriculum
  • To promote skills for children to develop and gain confidence for future learning.

Parent Information

Information for Parents

Parent Handbook 1 MB PDF
Philosophy Statement 24 KB PDF
Nature Kindy Brochure 871 KB PDF

Sessional Kindergarten

Each child is entitled to 15 hours of kindergarten per week. We have one intake a year. Children need to turn 4 years of age by may 1st to attend kindergarten for that year.

  • Children attend 2 full days per week for 4 terms
  • Days offered are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - We offer a flexible choice of days
  • Sessions commence at 8.30 and end at 4.00pm

Playgroup Sessions

Fridays during school term (except the last day of term) 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Playgroup is a great way to explore and learn at Newland Park Kindergarten. Playgroup is where children and families can become familiar with the environment and staff and helps the transition to Kindergarten. Staff are able to form relationships with individual families in a relaxed play based environment.

Playgroup Fees

  • $2.00 per visit
  • Families are covered by DECD insurance
  • Please bring along a piece of fruit to share.

DECD enrolment policy

All families need to provide a copy of their child’s birth certificate or passport plus a copy of up to date immunisation records.

Priority of access

Families need to live within the zone for enrolment at Newland park kindergarten. Consideration may be given to:

  • Prior enrolment of siblings
  • School destination
  • Regular attendance at playgroup.

None of the above are guarantees. We are governed by DECD policy.

Term dates

For up to date information about current and future term dates please view the DECD website avaiblable here for your viewing.

Registration of Interest

Please download the Registration of Interest form below and return a copy to the kindergarten via email or by hand to notify us of your desire for your child to attend Newland Park Kindegarten.

Reports

Newland Park Kindergarten Reports
Annual Report 840 KB PDF
Context Statement 13 MB PDF
Quality Improvement Plan Summary 13 MB PDF
Newland Park Kindergarten Policies
Child Safe Environment Policy 29 KB PDF
Administration of Medication Policy 31 KB PDF
Medical Conditions Policy & Procedures 46 KB PDF
Sun Protection Policy 41 KB PDF
Policies and Procedures Manual 280 KB PDF

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Contact Us

General Enquiries

Director Ms Heather Tozer
Phone 08 8431 1313
Mobile 0408 853 291
Address 46 Lockwood Road
Erindale SA 5066
Email heather.tozer924@schools.sa.edu.au
Feedback and Complaints

Please let us know if you have some feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment.

Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs. Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint is available for download here. The Department process is also outlined on their website, viewable here.

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