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Chairo Kinder

Kinder at Chairo is such a well-prepared environment with an array of fine and gross motor activities available. Staff members are friendly, highly educated and willing to meet your child where they are currently at in terms of their development. Tanya Nel (Chairo Kinder Mum)

At Chairo, we are pleased to operate excellent kindergartens at our Drouin East, Leongatha, Traralgon and Pakenham campuses. Our motto of ‘learning that lasts a lifetime’ is the platform for learning throughout Chairo, and our kindergartens are an essential part of that. Laying a foundation for learning is certainly the basis of all that we do at Chairo Kinder.

It is our aim to provide an environment in which the children are able to safely and freely experience the world around them through exploration, inquiry and discovery within a Christ-centred framework. The Early Years Learning Framework describes childhood as a time of belonging, being and becoming. At Chairo, we aim to help individual children develop in each of these three important areas.

Kinder groups for 2022:

Drouin East

Possums (1st Year) – Monday, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Sugar Gliders (1st Year) – Tuesday, 9.00 am – 2.30 pm
Parrots (2nd Year) – Wednesday & Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Kookaburras (2nd Year) – Wednesday & Friday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Magpies (2nd Year) – Thursday & Friday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Drouin East Kinder Learning Framework
Drouin East Kinder Handbook

Pakenham

Kookaburras (1st Year) – Monday, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Swamphens (2nd Year) – Tuesday & Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Green Growling Grass Frogs (2nd Year) – Wednesday & Friday, 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Pakenham Kinder Learning Framework
Pakenham Kinder Handbook

Leongatha

Blue Wrens (1st Year) – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.00 am – 2.15 pm
Eastern Rosellas (2nd Year) – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.00 am – 2.15 pm

Leongatha Kinder Learning Framework
Leongatha Kinder Handbook

Traralgon

Possums (1st Year) – Monday, 9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Wombats (2nd Year) – Tuesday (weekly), Wednesday (weekly) & Friday (fortnightly), 8.45 am – 3.00 pm

Traralgon Kinder Learning Framework
Traralgon Kinder Handbook


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Kinder Staff

Wendy Lowe
Head of Kindergartens

Kerryn Grigg
Kindergarten Coordinator,
Drouin East

Wendy Fourie
Kindergarten Coordinator,
Leongatha

Michelle van Heyst
Kindergarten Coordinator,
Pakenham

Lisa Schmitt
Kindergarten Coordinator,
Traralgon