Coromandel Valley Kindergarten

Department of Education and Children's Services
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Coromandel Valley Kindergarten provides an educational program for pre-school children within a caring, safe and attractive environment. We are situated on a large shady block, next to a reserve. Staff, children and parents value the learning opportunities the outdoor area provides.

The kindergarten is a locally managed Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) site.  The staff, parents and voluntary Governing Council members work together to maintain and develop the site, learning curriculum and site policies.

You are welcome to contact us by phone or email to discuss your child’s pre-school learning and what we can offer.

The kindergarten operates full time with kindergarten sessions operating Monday to Thursday.

Coromandel Valley Kindergarten Vision & Values Statement (50KB, PDF)

Contact Information

Director: Jen Melta
Phone: (08) 8270 2964
Fax: (08) 8270 6105
Address: 9 Sean Court
Region: Southern Adelaide

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Session Times

Preschool:We are a Government Preschool and work within the term timelines, policies & guidelines of the Department for Education and Child Development.

 (Children with additional needs may be approved by DECD Support and Wellbeing service to commence Kindergarten two terms early, for one session per week, then 2 sessions the next term, leading to up to four sessions in their eligible year.)

Pre-entry: An unfunded pre-entry term is offered prior to sessional kindergarten of one session per week. Pre-entry is an introduction to kindergarten and parent information sessions are organized prior to enrolling.

Lunch care program: The lunch care program is unfunded and the costs of the program are met by the users. Full day sessions and combinations of full and half days are offered to meet family commitments, but spaces are limited.

Banksia Group:

Monday 8.15am - 3.45pm
Tuesday 8.15am - 3.45pm

Wattle Group:

Wednesday 8.15am - 3.45pm
Thursday 8.15am - 3.45pm

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Parent Information

We believe children learn through play and work with you and your child to foster and further develop their interests, skills and learning dispositions. We explicitly teach the vales of co-operation, respect, commitment and confidence. Our aim is for your child to enjoy learning and become a confident learner ready to move on into the formal schooling sector.

We participate in the local community and plan excursions and visitors to link with the educational program.

We encourage formal and informal reviews and evaluation of your child’s progress during their kindergarten year.

If you have concerns about your child’s development or learning, support services can be provided for children and families and are available through DECD: social worker; speech pathologist; psychologist; pre-school support; bi-lingual support; Aboriginal educator. 

We encourage you to have your child’s details on our Waiting List and we will contact you to invite you and your child to an information session.  If your child has a diagnosed disability, significant learning needs or significant medical issues please discuss these with us prior to the information session.


Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Booklet (2017) 606 KB Adobe PDF
Same First Day Information 436 KB Adobe PDF
Children with additional needs 360 KB Adobe PDF

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Policies and Procedures

Download File Size File Type
Behaviour Code 93 KB Adobe PDF
Bushfire Procedures 227 KB Adobe PDF
Healthy Eating Policy 112 KB Adobe PDF
Lunch Care Policy 57 KB Adobe PDF
Skin Protection Policy 106 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

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Playgroup Information

All families with children under five years of age are welcome to participate in our Outdoor Playgroup. It is an opportunity for your child to experience different activities in our beautiful natural environment.

Activities include mud play, sand and water play, nature crafts, exploring natural resources, materials and enjoying free play outside.

0-5 years, parents, grandparents, carers and school aged children are all welcome.

The Playgroup operates  on Saturday morning during school terms, 8:30-10:30am and is supported by a Playgroup Coordinator.

$3 per family plus fruit to share.

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Occasional Care

While we do not offer a child care service their are plenty of other options for child care in and around the Coromandel Valley area.

Options may include a child care centre or Family Day Care educator.

For assistance in locating our closest child care centres speak with one of our staff or for Family Day Care assistance phone the Family Day Care Business and Customer Support Centre on 8343 6533 or 1300 551 890

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Planning and Reporting

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

Download File Size File Type
Context Statement (2015) 149 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan 157 KB Adobe PDF
2016 Annual Report 624 KB Adobe PDF

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Feedback and complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (478KB, PDF)

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