“Kingsville Kindergarten is a Not for Profit Community Kindergarten located in West Footscray, offering 3 and 4 year old kindergarten programs. It is dedicated to the development of children through a play-based curriculum.
We try to keep our fees as low as possible. Government funding does not include monies for equipment, resources, experiences, etc.
We have to rely on the cooperation and support of our parents and local community to raise money to buy new equipment and run special events for the children.
Outdoor play is critical for young children. It gives them the opportunity to experiment, risk take, manipulate, reconfigure, expand, influence, change, discover, practice, push their limits, yell, sing, and create. Some of our favourite childhood memories are outdoor activities. Kingsville Kindergarten staff are constantly trying to improve the children’s outdoor area to make it exciting, challenging, and most importantly, a safe environment. We are in desperate need of a sunshade over our existing swings, which will reduce the kids’ exposure to UV rays. Currently, we have no shade over the swings, which are fully exposed to the afternoon sun. We also have two hammocks which we require posts for. The addition of these two small items will help staff create a safer, more diverse outdoor space within which our children can explore and discover their natural world. The cost of these two items is $4950 in total, and so we would be asking for a grant of $2475. Please help our children thrive by supporting our application. Your vote is greatly appreciated! ”