Glass Street Kindergarten originated in the 1950s in the nearby scout hall. The current premises grew from the strength of community spirit. Local people banded together to raise funds that would allow for the construction of a new building for the families of Kew East. In 1956, on our existing site, Glass Street Kindergarten was officially opened. Today, the large European and native trees provide a beautiful canopy of shade, colour and beauty for the children at our kindergarten. We take pride in our outdoor space and the endless learning opportunities it provides the children.
A space where all children, families and educators belong.
Glass Street Kindergarten is committed to providing a nurturing, inspiring and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community. We celebrate and value the history and stories of the past, present and future generations.
At Glass Street Kindergarten, we believe all children are capable and competent. We aim to provide an inclusive approach where each child’s voice is listened to and respected. We are committed to providing a happy, safe and welcoming learning community for our children.
We believe play-based learning is essential for children because it contributes to their overall development and wellbeing. Our educators are responsive to children’s ideas, provide an open-ended environment and scaffold learning to support children’s education.
Family-centred practice is core to what we do. We endeavour to form inclusive and trusting partnerships with our families. Inclusion of different cultures and diverse communities is highly regarded and valued. We recognise our long history of local community contribution as integral to the life of our Kindergarten. We highly value and respect our community of families of the past, present and future as well as paying our respects to the Traditional Owners of the Land.
Our educators are committed to best practice and strive for continuous improvement. We believe reflecting on all aspects of our teaching leads to developing joyful and better educational outcomes for our children.
Our Children’s Voices
“My favourite thing to do at kinder is look at the sun”
“I like the flowers at kinder. They make me happy”
“I like to go for walks at kinder around the garden. I like to play with my friends”
“I like the monkey bars the best. I can swing upside down like a monkey!”
Glass Street Kindergarten regularly reviews its philosophy, ensuring that the voices of our whole community are heard, including those of our staff, our parents and our children. If you would like to have input into our philosophy, please email us.
Further information regarding our kindergarten is available in our handbook.