School Preparation Program

At Karalta Cottage Kindergarten we incorporate an extensive School Preparation program, for children who are ready to participate, from around 4 years of age. We aim to guide your child in becoming an effective learner through creating an environment that is challenging and stimulating. The overall aim of our program is to help your child in developing all areas necessary for success now and in later years. As well as building these skills, we will also focus on Social/Emotional development, giving your child the confidence and self-esteem needed to face the challenges of Primary School.

Overseen and run by Two Early Childhood Degree Trained Educators.

Comprehensive School Preparation Program created in conjunction with a Stage 1 Coordinator from the local Primary School.

Group Time & News

Each day at Karalta Cottage Kindergarten we have instigated a separate structured group time, where children 4 years and older will be encouraged to participate in a classroom experience similar to Primary School. The session will begin with circle time where the topic will be introduced. Topics include but are not limited to: numbers, colour & shape recognition, life cycles, child protection and phonics. All children are given the opportunity to participate in news and sharing time weekly, growing in confidence and self esteem.

Rotation Groups

After our group time the children participate in rotation table groups. Here the children will be exposed to different activities associated with the topic of the week. Rotation groups will prepare children for early stage one. Rotation Groups will consist of, but not be limited to, activities involving literacy, numeracy and fine motor skills.