Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are your contact details?
St. John’s Kindergarten
9 Toorak Avenue
Croydon VIC 3136
Ph: (03)9723 4119
Q. Do we have to be apart of the Anglican Parish Church?
A. No. The Kindergarten falls under the umbrella of the Anglican Early Childhood Services, but our Kindergarten is enriched with families with diverse cultures and religions.
Q. Why do you have an open snack/eating policy?
A. We let the children choose when to eat their snacks to encourage them to know when they are hungry, to have the joy of eating socially. This policy has worked well for years and does not impact on how children move into the routine of designated eating times in school. Our teachers and co-educators will always be open to requests to encourage their child to eat at a particular time. Children are encouraged to drink water all through the entire session.
During the longer session for Waa and Bunjil group, or if the session runs through lunch, we sit down for lunch together.
Q. How old does my child have to be to attend Kindergarten at St. John’s?
A. Our pre-kindergarten program will accept your children who are three on or before the 30th April. Our kindergarten program will accept children who are four on or before the 30th of April in accordance with the State rules. If you are unsure of when the best time to start kinder will be for your child, please have a chat to our staff to discuss your options.
Q. How do I enroll my child?
A. St. John’s is now a part of the MIKA system and our 3 and 4 year old enrollments will be done through them. Please visit www.mika.org.au to enroll.
Q. I would like to visit the kinder. When am I able to do this?
A. Staff are available to show you around the kinder on Thursdays at 10am. Please contact the kinder on (03)9723 4119 to let us know if you wish to visit . If this time is unsuitable we may be able to accomodate you on a different day. We also run an open day over the weekend of Education Week.