Be, Explore, Grow
Our vision is for all children to engage in a welcoming, inclusive, and flexible play-based learning environment, which promotes connections to the natural world.
Netley Kindergarten is located 7.5kms away from the Adelaide CBD. The kindy premises is on the land of Kaurna people, in the City of West Torrens Council. The Joe Wells Reserve is adjacent to the kindergarten, and was previously designed by the children for the community, in consultation with the City of West Torrens, and Climbing Trees.
The kindergarten is surrounded by a large nature play based area.The outside environment has; a sand pit area, mud kitchen, swing area, native bushland area, and a beautiful butterfly garden. We welcome parents into the centre to participate in planning, sharing their skill sets, and joining our Governing Council. Parents are invited to join excursions, to encourage interest and engagement in the learning program of their child.
Starting preschool and school are important early steps on a child’s journey through their education. From 2014 South Australia will have the Same First Day of preschool for all children – the beginning of the school year.
Netley Kindergarten has 2 separate groups of children attending each week. Children can attend Mondays/Tuesdays OR Wednesdays/Thursdays. Each group will alternate Fridays.
For 2022, Netley Kindergarten session times are from 8:15am until 3:00pm. Each group will alternate a Friday session once a fortnight from 8:15am-11:15am. Please let the kindy know if you are needing flexibility with the pick up time due to school pick up.
As of Term 1 2022, Playgroup will run every second Friday from 11:30am-1pm. Please follow our Netley Kindergarten Facebook page for announcements about Playgroup.
Director: Renata Stadtkus
Teachers: Laura McPherson, Amelia Ferrier, and Renee Gordon
Early Childhood Workers: Josie Maiese
We also have access to additional staff through the Preschool Support Program and Bilingual Support Program.
As of January 2022 Kindergarten costs are $195 per term with an additional termly $15 Quality Improvement Charge which covers the cost of fundraising, equalling $210 per child per term. A $10 incursion/ excursion levy is built into the $210 kindy termly contributions to cover part of these learning experiences. With the approval of the Governing Council Netley Kindergarten has two major fundraisers each year.