Tailem Bend Kindergarten

Welcome to Tailem Bend Kindergarten

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Our core business is the provision of quality teaching, learning and care within an integrated setting for Preschool and Occasional Care children. We aim to provide an inclusive environment that supports the development of the 'whole child' through play and close collaboration with families.

Contact Information

Director: Mrs Shirley Hartman
Phone: (08) 8572 3348
Fax: (08) 8572 3192
Address: 49 Trevena Rd
District: Murray Mallee
E-mail: kindy.director@tailemkgn.sa.edu.au

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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.

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (Adobe PDF 116KB)

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Session Times

Currently, the kindergarten is funded for 4 sessions. Community consultation has given rise to 2 full days for full time children (sessions are outlined below). In addition, Pre-entry children attend either a Tuesday morning or afternoon session (negotiated with the Director).

Morning Sessions: 8.45am–11.30am, Tues. and Thurs.
Afternoon Sessions: 12.15pm–3.00pm, Tues. and Thurs.
Lunch Care: Tuesdays and Thursdays (supported by parent helpers).
Staff Attendance: Tuesdays, Wednesdays (programming and administration duties) and Thursdays.

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Parent Information

Much of the relevant information for parents is included in the Information Booklet (see below to download). Other relevant documents are also available for you to download below.

The kindergarten fees are currently set at:

For any additional information you require, please email the Director at the email address above.

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Information Booklet 300 KB Adobe PDF
Sun Protection Policy 324 KB Adobe PDF
Celebration Policy 320 KB Adobe PDF
Annual Report 2008 338 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

The kindergarten operates a Playgroup on Friday mornings. The Playgroup is run with the assistance of parent volunteer coordinators and is an affiliated member of Playgroup SA.

Session Time: Friday, 9.30am–11.00am
Cost: $2.00 per family each session (additional Playgroup SA affiliation fees also apply).

For further information, please contact the kindergarten during normal operating hours.

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Occasional Care

The kindergarten is funded for two Occasional Care sessions for over 2's, each week. These are held on Tuesday mornings and afternoons and are run in conjunction with our kindergarten program.

Morning Sessions: 8.45am–11.30am
Afternoon Sessions: 12.15pm–3.00pm
Emergency Care: Either session.
Cost: Between $1.50 and $5.00

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Context Statement

The Context Statement provides detailed information about our preschool.

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Context Statement 32 KB Adobe PDF
Annual Report 2013 1MB Adobe PDF
Quality Improvement Plan 675KB Adobe PDF

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Welcome to Country Statement

Nguldi Arndu Kornar, Miminar and Porlar to Ngarrindjeri Ruwe

Welcome – Men, Women and Children to Ngarrindjeri Land

We would like to acknowledge this land that we meet on today is the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people and we respect their spiritual relationships with their country. We also acknowledge the Ngarrindjeri people as the custodians of the River Murray, Lakes, Coorong and Encounter Bay Region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still important to the living Ngarrindjeri people today.

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