Individual programs are designed for each group utilising each teacher’s particular style.

Each program is based on:

  • A love of learning and discovery by offering a wide range of play based experiences
  • A curriculum centred on creative experiences where children’s individual interests, ideas, culture and abilities are realised and encouraged
  • Learning spaces that inspire children aesthetically and intellectually: spaces that reinforce connections with their home, family, community and the world
  • An early learning setting that is sensitive to the enormous developmental changes that occur during the early years: by acknowledging the children’s need for exploration, experimentation and discovery as their vocabulary and intellectual skills expand rapidly
  • A balance between each child striving for their independence and their need for continual reassurance
  • Outdoor and Indoor spaces that are designed to engage every child in quality experiences in both built and natural environments which provide a rich and diverse range of experiences.
  • Children are encouraged to become environmentally responsible and to show respect for the environment.
  • Promoting each child’s agency, enabling them to make choices and decisions which influence events and their world.


programAs part of each program, we are also committed to providing the children a range of incursions occurring throughout the year. Incursions may include such things as:

  • Musical performers
  • Music and movement program
  • Artist in residence program
  • Chicken hatching/Rabbit rearing
  • PMP (Perceptual Motor Program)
  • Theatrical and drama performances
  • Wildlife incursion
  • Mobile farmyard
  • Drawing program


2023 Session Times

In 2023, Auburn South Preschool offers the following groups.

  • 3 year old groups: Joey and Puggle
  • 4 year old groups: Dingo and Bilby

Session timetable for 2023

Banksia Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Puggle 8.30 – 2.45 Puggle 8.30 – 2.45 Puggle 8.30 – 12.00 Joey 8.30 – 2.45 Joey 8.30 – 2.45
Afternoon Joey 1.00 – 4.30


Acacia Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Dingo 8.45 – 3.15 Dingo 8.45 – 3.15 Dingo 8.45- 11.45 Bilby 8.45 – 3.00 Bilby 8.45 – 3.00
Afternoon Bilby 12.45 – 4.15

2023 fees:

Cost per Term Three Year Olds (Joey Group and Puggle Group) : $790

Cost per Term Four Year Olds (Dingo and Bilby Groups ) : $790

Cost per Term (All Concession holders) : $49

The Department of Education (DET) provides per capita funding for each child enrolled and
attending kindergarten in the two years before school.  The funding is a contribution towards
meeting the cost of the kindergarten program and is based on the number of children enrolled
in the kindergarten. This funding however, does not cover the full operating costs. The remaining
funds come from parent fees and fundraising.
In 2023 Auburn South Preschool is not a participating service in the Victorian Governments Free
Kinder initiative having Opted-Out. The Committee of Management took this decision, following
extensive community consultation, including the 2023 parent cohort, in order to retain our high-
quality educating team, educators above ratio requirements, smaller class sizes, high quality
resources and our comprehensive incursion program. The free kinder initiative additional
funding provided is not adequate to maintain our existing program inclusions.
Auburn South Preschool will continue to review the initiative for future years beyond 2023.

Auburn South Preschool acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.




Auburn South Preschool acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land on which we teach and learn. We pay respect to ancestors and elders, past, present and future