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Hurlingham Preschool is a small community kindergarten in Brighton East, Bayside, offering three and four year old programs. For over 50 years, our outstanding reputation has been built on a Philosophy of Community, Collaboration with families, and Commitment to giving your child a strong, confident and resilient foundation to start them on their lifelong learning journey.

Our huge outdoor playground, purpose built indoor play spaces and experienced teachers set us apart, but words can only say so much so please contact us for a chat and a tour.

10 Reasons why your child will thrive at Hurlingham Preschool

  1. Unlike long day care centres, we are a not-for-profit community Kinder offering sessional kinder to only 66 families (22 in each group). We have two 4yr old groups and two 3 yr old groups, with extended care offered Monday to Friday for 2022. 
  2. Your child will be nurtured and learn with our wonderful educators, who deliver a stimulating program that is play based with a range of exciting experiences related to maths, science, social studies, literacy, the arts, cooking, gardening and physical education to stimulate and extend each child’s learning.
  3. Our dynamic team of educators are supported by an engaged parent-run Committee of Management and a Administrator/Operations Manager.
  4. Our Kinder is a purpose built Preschool in Brighton East, with a huge kitchen garden and outdoor playground set amongst the greenery of Hurlingham Park. With sustainability and a respect for the environment central to our educational program, we have a digging patch, climbing frame, sun protected playground, swings, pizza oven, trickle stream, and resident rabbit. We also make full use of the Oval and parklands of Hurlingham Park.
  5. Our horticultural experts have created a huge Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden where children grow, harvest and prepare a wide selection of home grown produce. This is supported by our Healthy Lunchbox policy.
  6. You can be assured that our staff are regarded as educational leaders across the Bayside Kinder community.
  7. We have an active social calendar for children and parents, making full use of our pizza oven and local attractions. Committee meetings involve fruit, cheese boards, chocolate and wine!
  8. Our program includes many incursions and excursions. These vary year on year but have included visits to the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, NGV, Royal Botanic Gardens, beaches, local parks, science, cooking and animal welfare. This year the local police, dentists, florist, doctors and a vet also came in.
  9. Hurlingham Preschool has an outstanding reputation in the local area, and has been operating for over 50 years. We are the feeder Kinder for Gardenvale Primary and St Finbars’ Primary Schools, and children make lifelong friends here.
  10. Community, Collaboration and Commitment is at the heart of everything we do.
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Seeing is believing so contact us for a tour.  We’d be delighted to show you around.

Find out more about our Programs and Session Times, including Three year old program and Four year old program.

To enrol, please visit our Enrolments Page.

About

Seeing is believing so contact us for a tour.  We’d be delighted to show you around.

Find out more about our Programs and Session Times, including Three year old program and Four year old program.

To enrol, please visit our Enrolments Page.

We acknowledge that we meet and work on land for which the peoples of the Kulin Nations are the traditional owners and custodians.

Hurlingham Preschool has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments.

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Victorian State Government in funding 4year old kindergarten.

Our Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge that we meet and work on land for which the Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations are the traditional owners and custodians. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hope of Indigenous Australians.

Our Acknowledgment of the Victorian State Government

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Victorian State Government in funding 15 hours of 4year old kindergarten and 15 hours of 3year old kindergarten in 2024.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Hurlingham Preschool has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments. We want children to be and feel safe and happy. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat all concerns seriously and to report allegations and concerns about a child/ren’s safety and wellbeing to authorities. Hurlingham Preschool maintains and child safe environment by applying the Child Safe Standards and adhering to the Reportable Conduct  and Child Information Schemes

We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

Our Statement of Commitment to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

We are committed to:

  • actively supporting and facilitating participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, young people and their families within our service
  • the safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children
  • providing an educational program that strengthens Aboriginal children’s culture and identity
  • actively supporting and encouraging Aboriginal children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights
  • supporting Aboriginal children and their families to identify as Aboriginal without fear of retribution or questioning
  • supporting Aboriginal children to maintain connection to their kinship ties, land and country
  • supporting Aboriginal children to be taught their cultural heritage by Elders
  • facilitating regular training and education on Aboriginal cultural and cultural safety
  • establishing policies, procedures, systems and processes to create a culturally safe and inclusive environment and meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

 “Our kindergarten is proud to have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the community. To learn more, visit: reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali.

Our Acknowledgement of the Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge that we meet and work on land for which the Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nations are the traditional owners and custodians. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, traditions, culture and hope of Indigenous Australians.

Our Acknowledgment of the Victorian State Government

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Victorian State Government in funding 15 hours of 4year old kindergarten and 15 hours of 3year old kindergarten in 2024.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Hurlingham Preschool has zero tolerance towards child abuse and is committed to establishing and maintaining child safe and child friendly environments. We want children to be and feel safe and happy. We understand our legal and moral obligations to treat all concerns seriously and to report allegations and concerns about a child/ren’s safety and wellbeing to authorities. Hurlingham Preschool maintains and child safe environment by applying the Child Safe Standards and adhering to the Reportable Conduct  and Child Information Schemes

We are committed to the cultural safety of all children including Aboriginal children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

Our Statement of Commitment to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children

We are committed to:

  • actively supporting and facilitating participation and inclusion of Aboriginal children, young people and their families within our service
  • the safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children
  • providing an educational program that strengthens Aboriginal children’s culture and identity
  • actively supporting and encouraging Aboriginal children to express their culture and enjoy their cultural rights
  • supporting Aboriginal children and their families to identify as Aboriginal without fear of retribution or questioning
  • supporting Aboriginal children to maintain connection to their kinship ties, land and country
  • supporting Aboriginal children to be taught their cultural heritage by Elders
  • facilitating regular training and education on Aboriginal cultural and cultural safety
  • establishing policies, procedures, systems and processes to create a culturally safe and inclusive environment and meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

 “Our kindergarten is proud to have developed a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen relationships, respect and opportunities in the classroom, around the school and with the community. To learn more, visit: reconciliation.org.au/narragunnawali.

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