We work with families and the community to make sure all children have the best opportunities to develop and learn. We provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.
Our values are trust and respect, nurturing and caring, responsibility and empowerment. Our philosophy is based on our vision and our motto: play, learn, grow.
You can find out more about our goals and our focus in our philosophy statement (PDF 69KB).
You can join the governing council at any time through the year. The governing council makes decisions that the support the safe and efficient operation of the kindergarten. Meetings are usually held twice a term at night. Parents or guardians serving on the governing council will need to do Responding to Abuse and Neglect training for volunteers, which we will arrange.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge that the land Mount Barker Kindergarten is built upon is the traditional ancestral land of the Peramangk People. We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Peramangk people to this land and their ongoing custodianship. We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people visiting from other areas of South Australia or Australia present here.
On forecasted 'catastrophic' fire danger days we will be closed. Make sure you know how we intend to contact you in this situation. You can find more information about an active bushfire from the CFS website. See our bushfire action plan (PDF 323KB) and the Department for Education bushfire page for general information.