Clarence Gardens Kindergarten

Department for Education and Child Development
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Clarence Gardens Kindergarten is a government funded preschool for the Department for Education & Child Development that provides high quality learning experiences for preschool children.

We are a part time kindergarten that operates from Monday to Thursday, with a playgroup that runs 2 sessions each Friday . We are located in a quiet street surrounded by a lovely friendly neighbourhood and community.

The kindergarten's feature is its expansive shady outdoor play area that has had many recent improvements including exciting challenging paths to follow, bridge to climb and small sensory garden areas to explore . There are veggie patches to dig in and the water course that is perfect for hot summer days.

  • Backyard Area at the Kindy
  • Front of our Kindy

We provide an educational, stimulating and dynamic play based program for four year old children that supports their inner wellbeing and cultural diversities.

The learning experiences that we offer are centered upon the needs and interests of the children and are planned using the curriculum "Becoming, Being and Belonging" the national Early Years Learning Framework.

Please phone to enrol your child or to make a time to visit.

Clarence Gardens Kindergarten would like to thank the Mitcham Council for funding our ‘Solar Power Installation Project’ in 2013.

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Contact Information

Director: Amanda Fiedler
Phone: (08) 8293 5986
Fax: (08) 8371 4957
Address: 45 Dinwoodie Avenue
Region: Southern Adelaide

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Session Times

Early Entry:

Aboriginal children and children under the Guardianship of the Minister for Families & Communities are entitled to access preschool from three years of age.  Children with additional needs such as a disability, developmental delay, non English speaking background or health conditions are also eligible.

Please contact staff to discuss your child's needs.


At Clarence Gardens Kindergarten most children attend a recommended two full days (4 sessions) and a half day each week (5 sessions or 15 hours).

Times are as follows:

Monday Session: 8:45am – 3:00pm / 12:15pm - 3:00pm*
Tuesday Session: 8:45am – 12:15pm / 8:45am - 3:00pm* / 11:30am - 3:00pm*
Wednesday Session: 8:45am – 12:15pm
Thursday Session: 8:45am – 12:15pm / 8:45am - 3:00pm* / 11:30am - 3:00pm*

* Children who stay for the full days or afternoon sessions need to bring lunch to have at the Centre.

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Parent Information

Please download, read and print off our Parent Information Booklet. Our booklet will provide you detailed information about our Kindy.

Download File Size File Type
Parent Information Booklet (2017) 291 KB Adobe PDF

For more information regarding policies, please visit the DECD Policies and Procedures webpage for Early Childhood Services.

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Playgroup Information

Cost for morning session is $40 per term and cost for afternoon session is either $5 per visit (casual visit) or $40 per term.

(Unfortunately there is a waiting period for the morning session so please contact the kindergarten regarding availability).

Our Playgroup is run by a coordinator and parent volunteers. Parents supervise their own children at Playgroup and are responsible for packing up and leaving the Kindergarten neat and clean.

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Planning, Reporting & Policies

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

Download File Size File Type
Context Statement (2013) 50 KB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan (2013) 82 KB Adobe PDF
National Quality Standards Rating (2016) 401 KB Adobe PDF
Annual Report (2016) 1498 KB Adobe PDF
Behaviour Guidance Policy (2015) 99 KB Adobe PDF

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Feedback and complaints

Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Raising a complaint with DECD (PDF 116KB)

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