Welshpool Kindergarten

Welshpool Kindergarten, Prom Coast Centres for Children, provides a kindergarten program for 3 and 4 year old children. Children attend kindergarten for 30 hours a fortnight during Victorian school terms.

The kindergarten offers a play-based, emergent curriculum in line with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYL&DF) and the national Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)


Welshpool Kindergarten acknowledge the Gunaikurnai people as the traditional owners of the land on which we play and learn. We respectfully acknowledge all elders, past, present and emerging. We extend our respect to all First Nations People, especially those who are present in the community we serve. 

Welshpool Kindergarten values strong relationships. We practice this by being welcoming, active and engaged in our kindergarten and the wider Welshpool, Corner Inlet and the Prom Coast Centres for Children community.

At Welshpool Kindergarten we believe:

For children, that:

  • each child reaches their full potental when they feel happy, safe and secure
  • strong relationships are the foundation of security
  • each child is a competent learner, who has agency and for whom we hold high expectations

That families:

  • are children’s first and most important educators
  • work in partnership with educators to ensure the best outcomes for children

That the environment:

  • needs our protection through diligent sustainability
  • is the ‘third teacher’
  • is integral to creating learning environmentsfor children that are safe, warm and inviting.
  • requires positive interactions that foster custodianship, respect and care between each other, with children and families and with learning spaces.

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives:

  • in the importance of working towards reconciliation
  • in embedding culturally inclusive practices

For the community:

  • it takes a village to raise a child and a community to support a kindergarten
  • kindergarten is an integral part of the community

That educators are instrumental:

  • in facilitating play-based learning to support children’s curiosity, exploration, growth and development
  • in building strong relationships with children, families and community and supporting children to develop friendships
  • in providing best practice through engaging in intentional teaching, reflective practice, and scaffolding children’s learning