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At Dolena Young Kindergarten we foster a child-led program valuing the child’s voice and their family input into our daily program. We have a beautiful big backyard that is hidden away from the street with natural shade and play spaces to explore. We pride ourselves on making improvements to the kindergarten and have recently added a new play space outdoors and a beautiful mural at the front of the service.

We offer a play based program where the children are supported to learn and develop at their own pace.

We value the relationships we build with families to make decisions together to promote the best outcomes for the children we teach.

We have a passionate team of educators who love being at work every day. All of our educators hold qualifications ranging from Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education, Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood.

Service Commitment

Dolena Young Kindergarten believes in offering a play based program which:

  • supports children to communicate effectively, developing competent language and literacy skills;
  • provides opportunities to enhance a child’s social and emotional development and wellbeing;
  • develops the child’s understanding, respect and responsibility of their environment and surrounding community;
  • creates healthy and positive lifestyle practices and promotes an understanding of nutrition and wellbeing
  • provides children with opportunities to build independence, self-help skills and resilience; and
  • incorporates and acknowledges local indigenous history and multicultural community in an age appropriate and respectful way.

We believe we can achieve better outcomes for all children and support individual family dynamics and diverse lifestyles by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment. This includes offering opportunities and support for all families to participate in our educational program, decision making, and quality improvement process.

Dolena Young Kindergarten resonates with the values of theorist Maria Montessori who believed play should be voluntary, purposeful and spontaneous and that education is based on self-directed activity, and collaborative play. It is our role as educators to provide the environment and tools that will support and encourage children to engage in hands on learning and develop skills at their own pace.

Contact Us

Service Leader – Paula
135 Balaclava Rd, Shepparton
Phone: 03 5821 3908
Email: Click to send an email
Best contact time: Before 9am and from 2:15pm Mon to Fri

Session times

4 year old Kinder: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am to 2pm
3 Year Old Kinder: Tue: 9am to 2pm

This service has been rated as "Meeting" the National Quality Standards of the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority.