Manchester Preschool Inc.

Manchester Preschool Inc.

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My children and I love our beautiful educators!! Teachers who genuinely love and nurture each child with their individual quirky little personalities. They meet them where they are at and encourage their confidence, self esteem and natural curiosity. The amazing facilities are what first got us in the door... including climbing trees, 4 fire pit sessions/year (4yo program) toasting marshmellow, damper, etc, a huge sand pit with water tank, digging patch, billy cart hill, vegetable patch, herb garden, frog pond, Fairy garden, obstacle course, mud kitchen, Max the Blue Tongue Lizard, both incursions and excursions (4yo), an emphasis on the incorporation of Aborigional language and culture (including class songs in Woiwurrung), celebration of multiculturalism, welcoming of parent involvement, comittment to sustainability (recycling stations, worm farm, veg garden and other initiatives throughout the year) and a unique incorporation of supervised "risky play" (fire pit, billy cart, tree climbing etc) to build confidence, body awareness, gross motor skills, balance, spatial awareness and more. There is so much more I could say... I obviously love love love our kinder :)
What a wonderful year it has been for Lucas. A huge thank you to Cassie, Marina and Tracy for everything you have done for him over the year. You all deserve a lovely long break, enjoy it. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. All my love, Emily ### 🥰
Thank you very much for all your donations. It will greatly those flood victims in Sri Lanka. Much appreciated.
Thank you very much for your donations for the flood victims in SriLanka. It will make a difference to the ones in need. Thank you all for your generosity.

Sessional kindergarten programs for 3 and 4 year old children.

Operating as usual

20/05/2021
18/05/2021
14/05/2021

Please join us for our annual open day! We’re looking forward to seeing you there 😊

Please join us for our annual open day! We’re looking forward to seeing you there 😊

01/04/2021

Stay safe and enjoy the break. We'll see you back at Kinder from Monday 19th April.

Stay safe and enjoy the break. We'll see you back at Kinder from Monday 19th April.

[02/12/21]   Kinder remains open next week. There are some changes to arrival and drop-off procedures, so please check your email.

[01/31/21]   Wishing our 2020 Kinder children a GREAT start to school! We hope you are settling in well and enjoying getting to know your teacher and classmates.

30/11/2020

Great news! Recently announced Government funding will fully cover parent fees for 3-year-old Kindergarten for 2021.

We still have places left. Download your enrolment application form here: https://www.manchesterpreschool.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/enrolment-information/

Great news! Recently announced Government funding will fully cover parent fees for 3-year-old Kindergarten for 2021.

We still have places left. Download your enrolment application form here: https://www.manchesterpreschool.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/enrolment-information/

Manchester Pre School AGM 2020 20/11/2020

Manchester Pre School AGM 2020

Hi all ,

This year our AGM will be held online .

Please find below the link to register .

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/129270197641

Manchester Pre School AGM 2020 MANCHESTER PRESCHOOL 2020 - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 24th November 2020

17/11/2020

Download an enrolment application form here: https://www.manchesterpreschool.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/enrolment-information/

Please contact our friendly staff via email [email protected] or phone 9726 9204 for any queries.

Download an enrolment application form here: https://www.manchesterpreschool.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/enrolment-information/

Please contact our friendly staff via email [email protected] or phone 9726 9204 for any queries.

26/10/2020

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

30/09/2020

We are blessed with a vast, natural outdoor learning space at our Kinder. Our beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers provide endless opportunities for rich exploration and learning, in addition to our creek bed and veggie patch. You don't have to look far to find some interesting creatures. Two tawny frogmouths have taken up residence along with a family of magpies (barrawarn). We have recently heard a frog (ngarrert) and are hoping that they will soon inhabit our frog pond in the fairy garden.

Photos from Manchester Preschool Inc.'s post 25/09/2020

Manchester Preschool celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as being Australia’s First Peoples and the world’s oldest living culture. We aim to embed Indigenous perspectives across all curriculum areas, and learn about Wurundjeri culture and the Woiwurrung language with the children.

20/09/2020

We support children at Manchester Preschool to be adventurous risk-takers.

When children take risks in their play they are learning to: consider safety for themselves and others; explore and test their capabilities; make decisions and judgments; and ultimately become resilient children and adults. Risky play at our Kindergarten might look like climbing a tree, using real tools and machines, climbing high, fire-pit cooking experiences, hanging upside-down or rolling super fast down the hill in a wagon.

16/09/2020

We LOVE messy play at Manchester Preschool! We even have a dedicated Mud Pie Kitchen to inspire all sorts of wonderful gooey concoctions. Messy play is inclusive, hands-on, muscle-building, creativity-inspiring and immune-building goodness!

15/09/2020

Managing the Coronacoaster

"Managing the Coronacoaster - Tips for building resilient families." Presented by Dr Michael Carr-Greg, online from 7:30pm-8:30pm TONIGHT. Watch through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAoj5SS2OKs&feature=youtu.be

Tips for building resilient families. With Michael Carr-Gregg

09/09/2020

Our philosophy guides what we do and why we do it, in our everyday interactions with children. At Manchester Preschool, we focus on Relationships, Respect and Learning.

07/09/2020

Enrolments are filling up fast for our fabulous 3yo and 4yo programs in 2021. You can download an enrolment form here: https://www.manchesterpreschool.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/enrolment-information/

Please contact our friendly staff via email [email protected] or phone 9726 9204 for any queries.

05/09/2020

Happy Father's Day to all of the amazing Dads, Grandads, Step-Dads, Foster Dads and other father figures. One benefit of Father's Day in Stage 4 in Melbourne: you literally have to stay home and relax! We hope you enjoy your day.

youtube.com 31/08/2020

Windows, by Patrick Guest and Jonathan Bentley

A beautiful story about our current situation in Melbourne. What can you see out of your window?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_yQv4_rhhU4&app=desktop

youtube.com Windows is an uplifting story of how humanity has pulled together during the Coronavirus pandemic. Written from Patrick's own experience of having to leave t...

12/08/2020

I found a relative of our Tawny Frog Mouths on the Warburton trail. Only about a metre and a half from the ground!

28/07/2020
26/07/2020

We have a few of Gary’s artworks displayed at kinder and we love them! How exciting he’s going to be on Play School.

I’m so excited to share that the episode of Play School , Sea & Space, on which I was a guest will be airing next Tuesday 28th July @ 9am (AEST) on the ABC Australia network.

https://www.abc.net.au/abckids/shows/play-school/sea-and-space/12476944

14/07/2020

Manchester Preschool Inc.'s cover photo

[06/02/20]   While we can’t have tours in person at the moment, please watch our virtual tour of Manchester Preschool. Explore our fabulous learning spaces and vast outdoor environment.

Contact the team on 9726 9204 or
email - [email protected] for enquiries.

Special thanks to Adrian for making our video. https://m.facebook.com/WOLFENDENSTUDIO/
https://wolfendenstudio.com

26/05/2020

Manchester Preschool Inc.'s cover photo

09/05/2020

Wishing all mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers and foster-mothers an enjoyable and relaxing day!

19/04/2020

Explorer Ted meets Lily the cat for a chat

16/04/2020

Explorer Ted makes a fungi discovery on the Warburton Trail

07/04/2020

ABC Kids Community

Child-friendly information about Coronavirus.

💖 OUR PLAY SCHOOL COVID-19 SPECIAL 💖
Join Emma and Matt for this special episode as they help explain some of the big questions around Coronavirus, from staying at home to washing your hands.

03/04/2020

Great idea by Robyn Papworth! Fun for a range of ages.

Rob and I needed to split the twins for a bit, so we created a few window decal games for the kids 🤣

20 minutes of peace and quiet and counting!

Click on my website link below to order your own window activity set :)

https://www.playmoveimprove.com.au/products/social-distancing-window-kids-activities

30/03/2020

A few ideas to keep your little ones busy during this time at home.

Good morning RKC community!
Hope you are all doing as well as you can under these circumstances. We found these cool resources and thought we’d share. Some great ideas for our children 🤗

26/03/2020

Live storytime from one of our local libraries.

Join us for another wonderful Storytime Live tomorrow at 11am!
Sharon, our wonderful Saturday storyteller, will be joining you from Lilydale library!

We'll have stories, songs and more.

Follow our page to receive the notification that we're live.

See you then, and don't forget to say hi 😊👋

[03/02/20]   Manchester Preschool is committed to reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous people. Our next Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) meeting will be held at Preschool tomorrow, Tuesday 3rd March, at 7pm. We warmly invite you to attend and be part of this journey with us (adults only please).

(You can be involved in our RAP journey by joining the Working Group or the Support Network. The Working Group is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the RAP. The Support Network are people that aren’t on the Working Group but make important contributions to the development of the RAP.)

[12/17/19]   Thank you so much to those families who came to clean up day this morning, it was much appreciated. xo

12/12/2019

Thank you so much to everyone who donated to the V***A Christmas Appeal. Your generosity is heartwarming. Donations will be delivered today to V***A.

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We are blessed with a vast, natural outdoor learning space at our Kinder. Our beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers provid...
We LOVE messy play at Manchester Preschool! We even have a dedicated Mud Pie Kitchen to inspire all sorts of wonderful g...
Max enjoying his holiday home
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132 Manchester Road
Mooroolbark, VIC
3138

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 3pm
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