In these uncertain times that we are currently experiencing, the kinder has taken the unprecedented action of closing prior to the end of term.

We are unsure on when the kinder will re-open and will be taking advice from the appropriate authorities before the programs recommence.

We appreciate your understanding whilst we all work through these difficult times and hope that you and your families stay safe and well.

We look forward to welcoming our current and future kinder communities back into the centre at a future date.


We recognise children as knowledgeable, whose intelligence is based on experiences within their contexts and whose learning begins when these experiences are challenged (Glaserfeld). We support children’s play, it is their work; it is used by them to practice what they know and to explore the unknown. We advocate children play in nature; they are happier, smarter, healthier and kinder when they do (White). We honour the child’s right to ‘not know’ and their right to experience all the emotions that ensue ‘knowing’.

Our pedagogy is deliberate and based on issues of social justice, local issues and current research. We are activists and willing to reform our approaches and perspectives in response to an evolving community.


Our Community Endeavours:

 To be kind

To have time

To act on behalf of the community foremost

To act as custodians

To coexist through recognising the differing abilities and skills sets of each other

To recognise gender and age equity and equal outcomes

To be culturally competent

To question social norms and customary rules

To share knowledge and practice

To be courageous

To know participation within our community is a continuum

Westgarth Kindergarten is proudly community 

The home of 'bush kinder'.

We advocate children playing in nature because we know they are happier, smarter, healthier and kinder when they do.
Our pedagogy is deliberate and based on issues of social justice, contemporary issues, current research and passion.

Doug Fargher
9486 4147

Talia Susman
Committee President

The Kinder is located at the east side of the Westgarth Primary School's Clarke Street site.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri People as the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and play.