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Korin Korin Child & Family Centre

About our centre

Korin Korin Child & Family Centre is a universal sessional kindergarten that Kids First proudly operates. It is part of our early years services, which includes kindergartens to be opened in Seymour (2020) and Edgars Creek in 2021.

The early childhood education and care service opened 2016 in Wollert, a growth corridor of Whittlesea, Victoria.  Our kindergarten program is in partnership with the City of Whittlesea. 

The Centre uniquely applies many best practice elements derived from Kids First specialised and targeted Early Years Education Program. These include enhanced educator training, preschool mental health consults, staff supervision and coaching and integrated support services for families.

The Monash Centre of Health Research and Implementation at Monash University evaluated the implementation of best practice elements at Korin Korin with funding support for the evaluation provided by the National Australia Bank Foundation.  The evaluation report shows that staff at the Centre feel well supported by the training, supervision and coaching provided to them. The support provided to families through the Coffee Club has been successful in building the capacity of parents.

"The training provided to Korin Korin educators is exceptional, unique within the sector, rigorous and purposeful. Educators are enabled to consider their professional practice, improve their responsiveness to vulnerable children and enhance their engagement and ability to connect with families. This includes a deep understanding of Kids First service philosophy and the referral programs available for children and families within Kids First."

Korin Korin Educator

Korin Korin Evaluation Report


Centre Details
A: 20 Champions Parade, Wollert
P: 03 9409 1723

Our kindergarten offers

  • 3 year old program
  • 4 year old programs
  • Co-located Family Services

2019 Timetable

Possum Group (3yo) - Friday 11.00am - 3.00pm
Kookaburra Group (4yo) - Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am - 4.00pm
Goanna Group (4yo) - Wednesday & Thursday 8.45am - 4.15pm
Kangaroo Group (4yo) - Monday & Tuesday 8.45am to 4.15pm
Wombat Group (4yo) - Monday & Thursday 9.30am - 2.30pm, Friday 11.45am - 4.45pm
Koala Group (4yo) - Monday & Tuesday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Echidna Group (4yo) - Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am - 4.30pm

2019 Fees per term

  • 3 year old: $270
  • 4 year old: $395

The Department of Education and Training provides per capita funding as a contribution toward the costs of providing a four-year-old kindergarten program. The centre is required to charge fees to meet all additional costs incurred by the centre in the delivery of a high quality education and care program.

For families with a concession or health care card, children are able to attend a four year old kindergarten program free of charge.

The Department of Education and Training also provides funding to assist eligible three year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, and children known to Child Protection or referred to Child FIRST, to access kindergarten programs at no cost.

How to apply

For three year old Kindergarten;

Expressions of Interest for three year old kindergarten can be made by calling 9409 1723 or email [email protected].

For four year old Kindergarten; 

For more information or to obtain an application form for four year old kindergarten, please contact Whittlesea City Council by clicking here. Alternatively you can call 9217 2170 or email [email protected].

Eligibility

  • your child must turn 4 by April 30 in the year of attendance
  • If your child was born between January and April you can choose which year to enrol your child, including the year the child is eligible or the year after.