We have a creative and caring staff team who believe that Early Childhood is the foundation on which children build their lives.
At Wudinna RSL Memorial Kindergarten, we believe that ‘Early Childhood is the foundation on which children build their lives. It is not just preparation for adolescence and adulthood, it has an importance in itself’.
We place great emphasis on play-based learning as the way young children learn best, and strong reciprocal relationships with educators support this. Our aim is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that accommodates and embraces differences. We have a strong connection to the local community which also ensures a successful program.
Our program is stimulating in order to expand children’s intellectual, physical, social and creative capacities and deepen their capacity to think and learn. We aim to meet the needs of each child and provide opportunity to include children’s voice at every opportunity to enhance dispositions for learning.
We believe that young children learn best when they have a sense of belonging, they are actively engaged and interested. Children need time and opportunity to make choices, think critically and creatively, to problem solve, act independently and to work collaboratively with their peers.
At Wudinna Kindy we want children to be learning life skills and to be making sense of the world around them through play.
“At Wudinna Kindy we are learning for life”
Our sessional kindergarten is run every Tuesday and Thursday of term from 8:30am – 3:30pm. In term 4 children can attend an additional full day session a week to make up their 600 hour entitlement under the Federal Government’s Universal Access agreement. Children may attend kindergarten via the school bus depending on available spaces. All children attending our kindergarten program are offered supervised lunch time care.
For more information on our Kindy Program, please download the Parent Guideline Booklet or call the kindy on 08 86802252
Occasional Care Sessions
Wudinna Kindy’s Occasional Care program is short periods of care for children aged between 2 and 5 years of age. Families can access Occasional Care on either a regular or irregular basis though bookings are made a term in advance. Parents use Occasional Care for a variety of reasons, including casual, shift-work or part-time work; respite care; crisis and emergency care, shopping or attending appointments.
The benefit of Occasional Care is it provides families with the flexibility to leave their children in an caring and interactive early childhood learning environment to play, learn, socialise and interact with other children. Children have the opportunity to learn through play, interact with other children, develop social skills including speech and language skills, numeracy skills and fine/gross motor skills.
Our Occasional Care program is offered twice a week on a Wednesday and is run by Diploma trained Early Childhood Worker. Session times are from 9.00am to 11.45am and 12.30pm to 3.15pm. Please call the Kindy with any queries or to register your interest in bookings next term 0886802252.
Our Playgroup meets every Wednesday 9:30am to 11:15am. Playgroup is an excellent opportunity for parents/carers and children from birth to school age to meet to provide opportunities for children to learn through play.
It is also a chance for local families to meet each other and enjoy the facilities offered by this Kindy. Playgroup enable children to familiarise themselves with the Kindy and staff making the transition from playgroup to Kindy much smoother. In 2017 Playgroup has been run by Early Childhood staff. Cost is $2 per child (aged 1 and over), please bring a piece of fruit to share. Playgroup activities are advertised via their facebook page:
Great Start is a DECD website which has plenty of ideas and activities that can help you make the most of everyday learning and events. Families are busy so included are ideas for activities that you are already doing, ideas that may be new and will only take a few minutes and others that will take longer. There is also extra information for you if want to learn more about the literacy and numeracy that your child will be developing and how this will link to learning in later life.
CFS fire bans
CFS fire bans please note if the fire rating is catastrophic for the west coast fire ban district, school buses to Wudinna Kindy and School will not run. please read the bushfire action plan above for more details.
Wudinna Area School
Wudinna Area School Wudinna Kindy feeds into Wudinna Area School. please click here for more information.
Centacare Centacare is a service within Wudinna delivering responsive, flexible and effective programs including counselling, family and relationship services, parenting courses and financial counselling. For more information about their programs please click below.
Kids Galaxy South Australia’s most comprehensive guide for parents, grandparents and child professionals.
Health Direct If you have a health concern and you’re not sure what to do, simply call 1800 022 222* and speak with a registered nurse. You’ll get fast, expert advice about any health issue, helping you make an informed decision about how to manage it. GP’s are also available when required.
Headlice are social pests and rarely pose a threat to health. Outbreaks can be controlled if parents regularly check their children’s hair for head lice and follow the recommended treatment methods if they find active lice.Kindergartens play a role in preventing the problem spreading. This includes staff contacting families to notify them if their child has head lice so that they can arrange treatment for their child.
Parents are responsible for:
- detecting and treating their children for headlice
- notifying the Kindy
KidsMatter is an Australian mental health and wellbeing initiative set in primary schools and early childhood education and care services. It’s unique because it brings together all the most important people in a child’s life – especially families! Good mental health in childhood lays the foundations for the future, and it is never too early for families to start supporting the mental health of children.
KidsMatter provides families with a range of information sheets to help them support children’s mental health and wellbeing, and to recognise if and when professional help is needed.
The information sheets on the website provide practical information, tips, and strategies across a range of common childhood issues, and were prepared by professionals experienced in the area of children’s mental health and development.
UV rating the daily uv rating at kindy determines how we utilise the outdoor space and our expectations around wearing hats. We monitor the rating daily and if over three implement our sun smart policy.
Wudinna District Council
Wudinna District Council Wudinna RSL Memorial Kindergarten is within the Wudinna District Council area. For more details on the Wudinna area, please click below.
Parenting SA The ParentingSA website has access to Parent Easy Guides (PEGs) which bring simple, easy-to-read information on many of the issues faced by parents from birth through adolescence. The PEGs represent a valuable information source not only for parents and those caring for children, but also professionals. They have been developed from research in conjunction with appropriate experts and are widely used throughout Australia.
Families SA Families SA is part of the Department for Education and Child Development. Our primary area of concern is the protection of children – “keeping them safe”. Within this context we work in the following areas:
Protecting children from abuse and harm
Supporting families to reduce risk to children
Providing alternative care for children and young people when home is no longer an option
Working with young people who break the law
Managing adoption processes
Caring for refugee children at risk
Delivering services to address poverty
Helping communities affected by disaster to rebuild
Families SA is committed to reconciliation and providing culturally appropriate services.
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services.
People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis support service 13 11 14 about many things including: Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, Abuse and trauma, Physical or mental wellbeing, Suicidal thoughts or attempts, Stresses from work, family or society and Information for friends and family.
Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)
Site specific policies/procedures
Quality Area 1 – Educational program and practice
Quality Area 2 – Health and safety
Quality Area 5 – Relationships with Children
Quality Area 7 – Service Management
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