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Programs and Fees

Cara Armstrong Kindergarten is fortunate to have a dynamic and committed team of qualified teachers. Children help guide the curriculum, with teachers drawing on the interests of the groups to further investigate and explore topics. As well as the regular classroom program, the children at Cara Armstrong also enjoy a range of other activities. Both the 3-year-old Bumblebees and 4 -year-old Grasshoppers participate in regular sports and dance incursions, plus other incursions throughout the year to support the interests of the children (from bugs to bones, and robots to rabbits). They also participate in excursions to the local parkland and Primary School.

Cara Armstrong was selected to deliver the pilot Victorian Department of Education and Training's Early Childhood Language Program in 2019. Our 4-year-old Grasshopper group participates in a weekly 3-hour Mandarin program within the service which includes games, songs and other activities.

We also encourage the children to help those less fortunate through programs such as the Smith Family Christmas Appeal and Fareshare food drive.

Children and parents enjoy regular events to come together as a community such as picnics, special events and even our very own Fun Run! Parents are always welcome and staying to play at Kinder with your child is always encouraged.


Bumblebees 3-Year-Old Kindergarten Program (22 Places)

The Bumblebee Program consists of 9 core hours with the option to extend for another 3 hours on Fridays.
Wednesday 9.15am*-3.15pm  |  Friday 9.15am*-12.15pm
2019 cost per term: $940

Extended Kinder Hours:
Friday 12.15pm-3.15pm
2019 cost per term: $310

Term fees include program costs and a variety of incursions and excursions.
*Starting in 2020, children can be dropped off anytime from 8.30am. Official program will start at 9.15am.


Grasshoppers 4-Year-Old Kindergarten Program (22 Places)

The Grasshopper Program consists of 15 core hours with the option to extend for another 3 hours on Mondays.

Monday 9.15am*-12.15pm  |  Tuesday 9.15am*-3.15pm  |  Thursday 9.15am*-3.15pm
2019 cost per term $800

Extended Kinder Hours:
Monday 12.15pm-3.15pm
2019 cost per term: $310

Term fees include: program costs and a variety of incursions and excursions.
*Starting in 2020, children can be dropped off anytime from 8.30am. Official program will start at 9.15am.


Additional Costs

Refundable Levy - $250 refundable in Term 4 following attendance at a working bee.


Kindergarten Selection Criteria Variations

Cara Armstrong Kindergarten has a Parent Participation Policy that affects selection criteria for admission to both 3-year-old and 4-year-old kindergarten. If you have served on the Committee within the past 5 years, please complete the relevant section on the Enrolment Application Form. For further information, contact the Cara Armstrong Enrolment Officer. 

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