Staverton Kindergarten Review

Children playing outdoors at Staverton Kindergarten

Staverton Kindergarten was established in 1944 and is a community kindergarten that promotes family involvement and focuses on children learning through play. Staverton is rated exceeding across all seven quality areas and is rated ‘Exceeding’ overall by ACECQA.

Staverton Kindergarten Parent Fact Sheet

Education Type: Kindergarten (pre-prep) program during the school term, 5 days per fortnight

Days & Hours of Operation:Monday – Friday 8:30pm – 5:30pm. Includes After Kindy Hours Care from 2:35 – 5:30.

Ages of Care: 3 to 5 years

Staff Ratio: 1:11

Food Provided: No (nut-free centre)

Nappies Provided:

National Quality Standards (NQS) Rating: Exceeding across all seven National Standards and exceeding overall Size of Centre:2 units (22 kids max per class) Point of difference: Well equipped outdoor space including water play area 

Children having an outdoor tea party at Staverton Kindergarten

Why Choose Staverton?

Staverton Kindergarten is a community-based kindy that encourages family involvement. It is renowned for its long-standing staff that have years of experience working in the early childhood field. At Staverton your child would have the same teacher and educator for their sessional program and if they were to then attend After Kindy Hours Care the same staff there. This helps to create familiarity and connection.

Staverton Kindy is a Lady Gowrie-affiliated centre. Lady Gowrie community-based Kindergartens are synonymous with providing quality early childhood services to local families. Like all Lady Gowrie Kindergartens, this centre respects and values the individual backgrounds, cultures and customs of families within the service.

play dough table indoors at Staverton Kindergarten

The Environment

Staverton Kindy is a well-equipped and maintained centre set in a beautiful picturesque environment, with plenty of leafy shaded areas and space for the children to play and learn. It is a warm, nurturing and welcoming environment that the staff are very proud of.

The Community

Staverton are very proud of their community, which goes beyond their current families. They have strong ties to the local community and actively work to continue to foster and expand these relationships. Throughout the year they hold social events that are open to families as well as the wider community. These include the popular Staverton Series, an information session for parents on important topics such as anxiety in children to cyber safety. Staverton Kindergarten welcome you to attend one of their events held throughout the year, follow their Facebook page or subscribe to their newsletter to find out what’s happening. It’s a great way to become involved prior to or after your child’s attending year or to simply stay involved between attending children. Their committee meetings are held once a month at the kindergarten and all are welcome to attend.

Outdoor play area at Staverton Kindergarten

Kindy Classes

At Staverton Kindy, the children are enrolled on a 5-day fortnight basis and attend the Centre from 8.30am to 2.35pm. Children will attend 3 days one week and then 2 days the next, or vice versa. The centre also offers an After Kindy Hours Care program. Staverton Kindy has 2 units, which together provide four kindergarten classes consisting of a maximum of 22 children in each group. All teaching staff are highly qualified Early Childhood Educators. Each unit has one teacher and one educator and they have additional needs assistants when required to provide support to the teacher and children to further enhance the children’s early learning experience.

Children making mud pies at Staverton Kindergarten

Children playing in dry creek bed at Staverton Kindergarten


I have had two children attend Staverton Kindergarten and found the quality of teaching, community feel, grounds and play-based learning program to be amazing. My children were very well-prepared for transitioning to prep at a local primary school and made lovely friendships which endured into school as well! It has been a wonderful little community to be a part of!‘ – Jean L.

We are really happy with Staverton. It’s a very warm welcoming place and she has transitioned seamlessly from family day care. Our little one LOVES her kindy days. Her teachers are brilliant, nurturing and patient. She has grown so much and continues to astound us with what she learned at kindy. The after hours care is also amazing, a huge plus and the educators are lovely.‘ – Ali N.

Our son had a wonderful experience at Staverton which he still speaks about and remembers fondly. The educators, program and indoor/outdoor spaces are first class and prepared him very well for school this year. As parents, we loved the community involvement and all the social activities with other local families. Staverton will be our first choice for our other sons as well!‘ – Liz E.

Staverton Kindergarten is located at 42 Twickenham Street, Chelmer.

For more information, to join their waitlist or enrol please visit the Staverton Kindergarten website.


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