Welcome to Taraleigh Steiner Kindergarten and Playgroup
Come and visit our wonderful kindergarten and playgroup - meet the teachers and experience our natural surrounds.
Taraleigh Steiner Kindergarten is located in beautiful grounds on the edge of East Bentleigh Primary School (which runs a dual curriculum of Steiner and mainstream classes). The kindergarten runs a mixed age program. For the child turning five by December 31st in the year they attend, they are able to come for 16 hours per week. This comprises of 2 full days (9am-3pm on either a Monday and Wednesday or a Tuesday and Thursday) and one half day (9am-1pm Friday). Children turning four by December 31st have the option to attend kinder two morning sessions per week (9am-1pm) on either a Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.
Our playgroup sessions operate out of Moorleigh Community Village (next door to the kinder) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30am - 11:30am. We also have a rostered playgroup program (Little Blue Wrens) for pre-school aged children. Little Blue Wrens currently operates on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1pm-4pm.
All our programs are based on the theories and teachings of Rudolf Steiner.
The Steiner philosophy on kindergarten education aims to ensure each child is physically, emotionally, and spiritually nurtured. Our program is play based and therefore promote your child's natural development through play and exploration. The kindergarten is the bridge between home and school where your child develops skills and understandings of the world around them through a combination of home like activities including cooking and gardening and activities such as painting and drawing. The Taraleigh environment aims to nurture the children's senses but not overwhelm them.
If you would like to come and visit us please contact Carmen Smith on 0402 208 355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org