Laurimar Kindergarten

young kinder aged girl wearing a red hat and smiling at the camera

About our service

Laurimar Kindergarten was established to meet the needs of the local community in providing a foundation for the lifelong learning, health and well being of children. The kindergarten is run by Melbourne City Mission in consultation with the local community.

Our kindergarten offers:

  • 3 year old programs
  • 4 year old programs

Fees per term:

  • 3 year old: $350 per term
  • 4 year old: $420 per term
  • Twins (please contact the kindergarten directly)

Note: Kindergarten is free for families with approved concession cards

How to apply

For 3 year old enrolment applications, please download our application form below.  All enrolment applications need to be posted to: The Co-ordinator, Laurimar Kindergarten, 110 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, VIC 3754.

For 4 year old enrolment applications, please contact Whittlesea Council on 03 9217 2170. Alternatively, please download the application form from the City of Whittlesea by clicking here. 

The best kindy lets your child's curiosity lead the way & helps them learn through play.

Our philosophy

We believe that play is the most appropriate method for teaching children attending our centre. Play based programs are developed on a sound knowledge of child development and a strong belief that children have a natural curiosity which enables them to learn through exploration of their environment.

As educators, it is our belief that we are responsible for facilitating each child’s learning journey by providing a stimulating environment where adults are able to scaffold the already existing knowledge of the child. In order to achieve this, each child needs to feel nurtured, safe and respected in their learning environment.

That’s why at Laurimar, we promote high self esteem – it’s what forms the underlying principles behind the behaviour management strategies that we use.

We aim to involve all parents in the development of programs which are inclusive to the needs of not only the children at our centre but also their families and the wider community.

Our staff

All of our staff are qualified and experienced in planning and implementing high quality early childhood education programs. Teachers are committed to improving their skills and knowledge and to staying abreast of changes occurring within the field. Ongoing reflection and evaluation allow our staff to offer the best opportunities for the children they teach.

Kindergarten tours

Please ring 03 9717 8056 to make an appointment.

Parent group

Laurimar Kindergarten has a Parent Group that assists in various aspects of the kindergarten. These include parent liaison, fundraising and general maintenance.

Laurimar Kindergarten 2018 Timetable

2018 Four Year Old Groups

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Room 1

8.15am–4.00pm
4A

8.15am–1.15pm
4B
8.15am–4.00pm
4A
8.15am–1.15pm 
4B
8.15am–1.15pm
4B
Room 2 8.15am–1.15pm 
4C
8.15am–4.00pm
4D
8.15am–1.15pm 
4C
8.15am–4.00pm
4D
8.15am–1.15pm
4C
Room 3 8.15am–1.15pm 
4E
8.15am–1.15pm 
4E
8.15am–4.00pm
4E

2018 Three Year Old Groups

Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday
Room 1

2.00pm–4.00pm
3B

  2.00pm–4.00pm
3B

 Room 2 2.00pm–4.00pm
3A
  2.00pm–4.00pm 
3A
 

 

No Jab No Play

decorativeIn January 2016, the Victorian State Government introduced legislation that requires all children to be fully vaccinated to be enrolled in a childcare or kindergarten service.

To enrol your child in an early childhood education and care service you must provide evidence of immunisation.

As part of the Victorian Government ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, we require evidence that your child is:

  • fully immunised for their age, or
  • ·on a recognised vaccination catch-up program, or
  • unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

Conscientious objection is not an exemption to the legislation. We require an immunisation status certificate to enrol your child in our services. An Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is required as immunisation evidence.

You can obtain an ACIR Immunisation History Statement:

  • ·online through your MyGov Medicare
  • by visiting your local Medicare or Centrelink service centre
  • by calling the ACIR on 1800 653 809

For further information please visit No Jab No Play on the Better Health website or download the Immunisation Toolkit here (PDF).

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Laurimar Community Activity Centre

Laurimar Kindergarten is part of a Community Activity Centre, housing many different facilities including:

  • Triple unit kindergarten rooms
  • Community playgroups
  • Early Intervention facilities
  • Maternal and Child Health Centre with consulting rooms
  • Hall and facilities for function hire
  • A Community Development Officer who is identifying and developing various programs for community benefit, such as youth and adult programs.

To view the kindergarten facilities, please contact the centre on 03 9717 8056.

To make an appointment to see a Maternal Child Health Nurse, please contact Whittlesea Council on 03 9404 8888.

If you would like to access Early Intervention Services, please contact Norparrin on 03 9217 2170.

Contact us

Address: 110 Hazel Glen Drive, Doreen, VIC 3754
Enquiries: 03 9717 8056 or laurimar.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Enquire about this service

For all enquiries 03 9717 8056