Kinder Program

Kinder Hours

Canterbury Norwood Kindergarten currently runs an integrated 3 year old and 4 year old program (2021) to encourage cross age learning and development.

In 2022 the 3 year old and 4 year old group will be separated and operate on different days. For more information on the 2022 program click here.

2021 Program

Tuesday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Friday 9:30am – 3:00pm
16.5 program hours per week (excluding public holiday / kinder closure times)

Doors will open at 9:15 each day, providing for a staggered arrival.

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.


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.