Kinder Program

Kinder Hours

Canterbury Norwood Kindergarten currently runs the 3 year old and 4 year old group will be separately and on different days. For more information on the 2022 program click here.

2022 Program

4 Year Olds
Tuesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm
3 Year Olds
Monday9:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday9:30am – 3:00pm
4 year old program is 19.5 hours per week and the 3 year old program is 11 hours per week, during school terms.

Further details about orientation and term 1 orientation can be found in our 2021 orientation  handbook.

2023 Program

4 Year Olds
Monday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 3:00pm
3 Year Olds
Monday9:30am – 2:30pm
Wednesday9:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday9:30am – 2:30pm

Enrol now via Boroondara Central Enrolment for 2023 kinder. New kinder location will be adjacent to Canterbury Gardens in the newly being built Canterbury Community Precinct.

Canterbury Norwood Kinder Handbook


Kinder Fees

Updated fee information can be found here.


Program Goals

Our broad program goals are for the children to:

  • Develop a sense of their personal and social selves.
  • Experience an environment which nurtures their emotional well being.
  • Experience a programme that respects their individuality.
  • Develop a sense of their own personal uniqueness.
  • Develop a positive attitude to learning; where their play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous play is recognized.
  • Develop both verbal and non-verbal communication skills for a range of purposes.
  • Discover different ways to be creative and expressive.
  • Experience the stories and symbols of their own and other cultures.
  • Gain confidence in and control of their bodies.
  • Learn strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning.
  • Develop working theories for making sense of the living, physical and material worlds.
  • Feel comfortable with the routines, rituals and regular events, and to know the limits and boundaries of acceptable behaviour.
  • Have the opportunity to learn with and alongside others.