Michelle DeGaris Memorial Kindergarten

Welcome to Michelle DeGaris Memorial Kindergarten(Naracoote)

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We welcome you and your family to our Kindergarten in Naracoorte and hope that the information provided on our website will help in explaining the services that we as a kindy and the local community offer to families with young children.

Staff at our kindy are available at all time to discuss your needs or ideas so please feel free to contact us.

Our aim at Michelle DeGaris Memorial Kindergarten is to provide quality education and care for the families in our community.

Michelle DeGaris Kindergarten Playground

Contact Information

Director: Gerry Mathieson
Phone: (08) 8762 1086
Fax: (08) 8762 0862
Address: 10 Price Avenue
NARACOORTE SA 5271
Region: Limestone Coast
E-mail: Geraldine.Mathieson0@schools.sa.edu.au

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Session Times

Pre-entry:

Pre-entry sessions are for children in the term prior to starting full time kindy. These sessions are by arrangement so please contact the Kindy for further information.

Preschool:

All children have an individualised program that is aimed at extending children's areas of strength, confidence and includes strategies to address their areas that need strengthening. This program becomes a hand held file and is the property of the child/family.

Our Preschool session times are


Morning Sessions: 9.00am – 12.00 noon, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday
Afternoon Sessions: 1.00pm – 3.30pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday

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Parent Information

Our Parent information booklet will provided you with very detailed information about the services and program we offer at Michelle DeGaris Memorial Kindergarten.

Our Staff at Michelle DeGaris Memorial Kindergarten

Download File Size File Type
NOTE: All downloads open in a new browser window
Parent Handbook 258 KB Adobe PDF
Attendance Policy 12 KB Adobe PDF
Behaviour Management Policy 264 KB Adobe PDF
Come and Play Flyer 81 KB Adobe PDF
Grievance Procedure 56 KB Adobe PDF
Hot Weather Procedure 41 KB Adobe PDF
Information Brochure 100 KB Adobe PDF
Philosophy 36 KB Adobe PDF
Safe Centre Policy 37 KB Adobe PDF
Services Available 88 KB Adobe PDF
Skin Protection Policy 26 KB Adobe PDF
Raising a concern or making a complaint 36 KB Adobe PDF

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Staff

DIRECTOR: GERALDINE MATHIESON (1.0)

TEACHER: CHANTELLE WECKERT (1.0)

EARLY CHILDHOOD WORKER

UNIVERSAL ACCESS: KERYN PROUD (24 HOURS)

BI-LINGUAL SUPPORT: NIC DUPREE (72 HOURS/ 10 W

OCCASIONAL CARE: JAYNE CASTINE (0.4=15 Hrs)

PRESCHOOL SUPPORT: DEB HENSCHKE (4.0 HOURS)

PRESCHOOL SUPPORT: SUSIE SUTHERLAND (11.24 HOURS)

Playgroup Information

Our Playgroup is held throughout the week at the Kindy during the normal running of pre-school sessions. The full range of activities and resources are available to the Playgroups.

Playgroup is held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

More detailed information about Playgroup can be found in our Parent Information Booklet.

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Occasional Care

Funded Occasional Care is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9.00am to 12 noon and Thursday afternoons from 1.00pm to 3.30pm.

Unfunded sessions are available please contact the kindy for more information.

Occasional Care is for children from 2 to 5 years of age and the cost ranges from $1.50 to $5.00 for a three hour session.

Occasional Care Poster(56 KB, Adobe PDF)

Contact our staff for bookings and further details.

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Planning & Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

Download File Size File Type
Context Statement 56 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan (2013) 67 KB Adobe PDF
2014 Annual Report 1092 KB Adobe PDF

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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.

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (word 99KB)

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