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Recognition and Awards


We believe that children explore their world through play and extending children’s engagement with Mathematics that is meaningful and hands is part of our curriculum. Every year since 2019, we engage with The Primary Mathematics challenge and have been award winners in the preschool category. Some of our explorations are ” Map my world” , “Garden to plate” “Numeracy and cooking” , “Mathematics, Movement and Dance”.


Accepting our 2023 award from Blair Boyer MP. Minister for Education, Training and Skills

The one about the nomination of  for Excellence in Collaborative Partnerships award can have a caption .

“Paradise Kindergarten was nominated for ‘Excellence in Collaborative partnerships’, for our work with The Campbelltown Council  to ensure child voice is visible in ‘planning around play’ within the local community . We have hosted ‘Street play’ as well as other community initiatives like ‘Play in the Park’ to connect with communities and families.


Music and the Connections to learning

Since 2021 Paradise kindergarten has engaged with Music Education Strategies and in 2022, we were asked to share how we engaged families and children through Music and movement and made the links to literacy, numeracy and self regulation. Using research based evidence and professional learning for educators with the Department for Education Music Education strategy, we shared our journey at ‘Leaders day 2022’ . Music continues to be part of our pedagogical practices. The image is a small snippet of a playful Musical Composition by Charlotte titled ” Caterpillar Caterpillar run away from the Bird”.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring to the Kindergarten?

  • A kindergarten bag with a spare change of clothes.(We offer and encourage messy/sensory play)
  • A hat even in winter as we check the U.V and wear hats when required
  • A drink bottle to be placed on the drink trolley. (Water only, no fruit drinks cordial etc.)
  • Lunch box placed in the square cubbies
  • Two serves of fruit for Fruit time

What does my child need for lunch?

  • Healthy options like sandwiches, wraps, rice, noodles. We are a nut aware centre so please no nuts as we have children who are severely allergic to nuts (e.g. NO peanut butter, Nutella, muesli bars)
  • We cannot heat food up at Kindergarten
  • We have a healthy eating policy and recommend treats like chips and chocolate to not be put into your child’s lunch box

How do I know what my child has been doing at Kindergarten?

  • Please do join our Storypark community which has information about our program and curriculum and is the way we communicate to you about your child’s learning, wellbeing, and development
  • Your child has a visual diary which we encourage your child to look through and reflect on their learning. We encourage you to share this with your child and your family
  • Have a look around kindergarten to see samples of children’s work
  • Make sure you have your email on the enrolment from so that you can be added to our Storypark community

Who can I speak to if I need more information?

  • Please see staff and we will be happy to chat with you. If it is busy at pickup and drop of times, please make an appointment after hours to speak to staff.
  • Please do check Storypark for announcements and events.  Consent Forms will be handed out in hard copy by staff as well
  • If you have a complaint, please see the DfE complaint procedure on Contact page.
  •  We also offer term 1 phone call check-ins and term 3 Parent educator- conversations

What happens at drop of and pick up times?

Drop off

  • Please sign your child in on the attendance sheet at the front of kindergarten.
    Support your child and encourage them to independently organise them selves to hang up their bags and put their lunch and drink bottle away
  • Suggest an experience for your child and settle them into the experience and then say goodbye, staff will be on hand to support the farewell

Pick up

  • Please sign your child out of kindergarten ( please note that your child can only be picked up by those authorised on the enrolment form or by written consent by parents/ caregivers). Please let staff know if someone else is picking your child up
  • Please wait till your child is farewelled by the teacher before taking your child home

What happens if my child is sick/away?

  • Please notify staff about illnesses so we can let our community know about contagious illnesses
  • If your child is away or having a long holiday please do let staff know as it is important for our staffing