Dover Kindergarten

Welcome to Dover Kindergarten

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Our vision for the Dover Kindergarten is to provide a quality education program for all children who attend our services that will meet the needs of the children, their families and the wider community through the commitment of excellence in programming and teaching.

Contact Information

Director: Aaron Selway
Phone: (08) 8296 9841
Address: 45 Broadway
South Brighton  5048 (opposite Dover Square)
Region: Southern Adelaide

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Session Times

Children may attend up to 15 hours per week in their eligible kindergarten year (one year prior to their eligible school start date). Dover Kindergarten offers 13 hours one week and 17 hours the next, with a total of 30 hours over the fortnight. Aboriginal and children under the Guardianship of the Minister may commence at 3 years of age.

Staff are on duty from 8:15-3:45 weekdays. Wednesday afternoon is set aside for administration and staff meetings.

Red Group Sessions: 8:30am - 3:00pm Monday and Tuesday
  8:30am to 12:30pm Wednesdays of weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
(and 11 in term 1)
Blue Group Sessions: 8:30am - 3:00pm Thursday and Friday
8:30am to 12:30pm Wednesdays of weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
(please note there are only 9 weeks in term 4)

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Kindergarten Information

Dover Kindergarten is a Department for Education (DECD) Preschool which implements local management procedures involving consultation and review of policies and practices with parent/caregivers and our local community.

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Program Information

Pre school Preschool children who are eligible for kindergarten may attend up to 15 hours of kindergarten per week for the year prior to their eligible school start.
Fees are $200.00 per term. There is the opportunity for families to pay $700.00 by the last day of term 1 in order to gain a $100.00 discount for the year.

Kindergarten fees are set by our Governing Council and in addition to some Government funding go towards the cost of running the centre. This includes our cleaner, gardener, ETSA, Gas and the purchasing of all materials and equipment as well as assist in funding extra staff as required.

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Educational Program

We aim to create an environment in which children will have happy, safe and stimulating learning experiences to develop their confidence, independence, knowledge and skills.

The children learn through all the interactions, experiences and routines that are part of each child's day.  There are opportunities for children to have extended periods of time to participate in  planned activities or work on individual projects as well as time to participate in group sessions such as music, language, science, stories, etc.

The children's curriculum is planned according to Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)  Our program includes children's social and self development, arts and creativity, communication and language, design and technology, diversity, health and physical development and understanding of our world.

Our program is displayed on the "Follow our Learning Journey" noticeboard next to the pigeonholes and kindergarten entrance doors.

Each week we plan a variety of "play based" experiences to interest and challenge children so that they will learn skills to question, predict and experiment to develop their understanding and problem solving skills.

Additional Information

The Dover Kindergarten Governing Council and staff have a number of policies to be used as a reference point.

These policies include a Sun Care Policy, Nutrition, Emergency procedures and Health Care. They are available on request.

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

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What to bring to kindergarten

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Parental Involvement at Kindergarten

Parents have a unique knowledge and understanding of their child.

The centre welcomes and encourages active participation in our kindergarten program and other areas including the Governing Council so that we can all provide a quality learning experience for the children.

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Dover Kindergarten Playgroup

A safe, secure playgroup for young families to come and use our kindergarten facilities.

A great opportunity for children and parents/care providers to enjoy "play based" learning activities and get to meet other young families.


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Our Occasional Care Program

Session Times: 1 session per fortnight (when enrolments are low you may have 1 session per week)
Wednesday a.m. 8:30am - 11:15pm
Wednesday p.m. 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Thursday a.m. 8:30am - 11:15pm
Thursday p.m. 12:00pm - 2:45pm
Friday a.m. 8:30am - 11:15pm
Friday p.m. 12:00pm - 2:45pm

Occasional Care Coordinator

Hanka Bardiovsky

Occasional Care Information

Provides "now and then" care to enable parents, caregivers to participate in activities, keep appointments or have a break from their children on an occasional basis.

Each week we have 8 places available per session, with 2 emergency care places for extenuating circumstances.

As our numbers are high, a priority of access applies:-

Occasional Care Charges

As set by the Government. The maximum cost is $5 per session to be paid on the day. Concessions are available to Pension card holders etc.

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Planning & Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

Download File Size File Type
Context Statement (2017) 151 KB Adobe PDF
QIP Action Plan (2018) 3,761  KB Adobe PDF
2017 Annual Report 657 KB Adobe PDF

NOTE: All downloads open in the same browser window

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Feedback and complaints

Let us know if you have 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.

Raising a complaint with DECD (PDF 915KB)

More information

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