We feel privileged spending this time with your child and we know that for some, this is a huge step into the world beyond their own front door. Our aim is to build confident learners by providing a space where they can grow and express themselves while feeling safe and supported.

We facilitate child initiated, play based learning opportunities that encourage children to freely explore at their own personal level and where they can think and express themselves creatively.

Our role is to guide, scaffold and support children’s learning through open-ended questions, problem solving and inquiry. We continually evaluate children’s play to determine what it is the children are learning and then help shape and extend this. The choices and experiences we provide are developed from our observations of the children and their abilities, their interests and understandings.

At kindergarten, children will be encouraged to develop confidence, independence, self-awareness and a feeling of self-worth. They will become more aware of the world around them and have many opportunities to develop warm, caring relationships with other adults, as well as, friendships with other children.

We follow both the National (EYLF) and State (VEYLDF) Learning Frameworks and the National Quality Standards (NQS), where we are rated EXCEEDING.

At Brighton Baptist Kindergarten, our educators believe there is need for intentional teaching within the 4YO program that specifically focusses literacy, numeracy and motor skills development. The National Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) strongly reminds all educators that, the foundations of literacy & numeracy are laid well before formal schooling starts.

With this in mind, Brighton Baptist Kindergarten deliver a more formal literacy, numeracy and PMP rotation program every week. Our focussed experiences are child initiated, designed to develop skills that your child will require from day one at school. Numeracy and literacy concepts will be extended at different times throughout the week to ensure learning concepts are embedded and children gain the confidence and success of completing a task.

PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) aims to improve a child’s perception understanding of self and their world through movement and motor experiences. When perceptions of “my world” (what we have seen, heard and felt) are well developed, then reactions will be more likely to be appropriate for each given situation and this build’s emotional intelligence.

‘Children coming from Brighton Baptist Kindergarten are so well prepared and it makes such a difference’ Prep Coordinator at local Feeder school

‘My child confidently participated in the prep testing and I am truly thankful to BBK for giving them the opportunity to emotionally succeed from day one’ – 2019 parent

‘I love Sports Heather’ – Finn aged 4