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About Bentons Square

Bentons Square Preschool is a modern and vibrant preschool located alongside Bentons Square Community Centre in Mornington. Our busy and friendly centre provides a secure learning environment for 3-5-year-olds, which is enriched by our dedicated and caring staff.

There is much research to support the fact that in the early years play is the way in which children learn best and it is, therefore, the foundation of our programs here at Bentons Square. We work in partnership with families to nurture each child’s individuality, sense of worth, independence and resilience, assisting them in developing into enthusiastic, lifelong learners.

Our programs are developed by close observation of the children and are tailored to meet the needs and interests of the children as individuals and also as part of a group. The Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework guide and inform our practice.

Two of our four year old groups have developed a connection with a local aged care residence.  The children visit, chat and sing with the elders.  The evidence around how beneficial this is for both young and old is a delight to watch.

Most importantly we want the children who join us at Bentons Square Preschool to gain a passion for life and learning AND TO HAVE FUN!

In 2020, Bentons Square Butterflies will be undertaking a Bush Kinder program. In 2018, the Butterflies designed, developed and maintained a Bush Tucker Garden. To find out more, click here. Bush Tucker Garden Project 2018

REGISTRATION
To enrol at a Community Kinders Plus kindergarten you must first register with the Mornington Peninsula Shire. This can be done online or via telephone.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Registrations:
http://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Community-Services/Children-Family/Kindergarten
Phone: 1300 850 600

Mornington Peninsula Shire will then facilitate the offers of enrolment at each service. Once you have received an offer you will then be contacted by Community Kinders Plus.

In order to complete the enrolment form for your child, you will receive an SMS with your unique username and password. Do not attempt to login unless you have these details, attempts to enrol your child without these login details will be ignored and you will have to fill out the form again once you receive your SMS. For further support please contact Community Kinders plus on 03 9783 3931.

FEES
As a not for profit organisation, Community Kinders Plus aims to keep fees as low as possible to ensure that families can afford the invaluable investment in their child’s early childhood education.  To view our Fee Policy please click here. If you are experiencing financial hardship please contact our office to discuss further options.

2021 TIME TABLE
The 2021 timetable will be the same as the 2020 timetable. Please note that the timetable may change based on an increase/decrease of enrolments.

2020 FEE SCHEDULE

 3 Year Old Hours Deposit Admin Levy
Per Term
Term 1 – 4
Cost Per Term
Annual
4 Hour Session 4 $100 $10 $380 $1560
5 Hour Session 5 $100 $10 $480 $1960
4 Year Old Hours Deposit Admin Levy
Per Term
Term 1 – 4
Cost Per Term
Annual
All CKP Kinders 15 $100 $10 $425 $1740
Concession Card Holders 15 $0 $0 $0 $0
Bentons Square

Contact Details

Address
145 Bentons Road
Mornington VIC
Australia

Telephone
(03) 5975 0612

Session Timetables

Term Dates 2020

  • Term 1: 29 January to 27 March
  • Term 2: 14 April to 26 June
  • Term 3: 13 July to 18 September
  • Term 4: 05 October to 18 December
2020 Timetable
Monday Butterflies 4 Year Old
8:30 - 2:30
Dragonflies 4 Year Old
8:30 - 4:00
Tuesday Butterflies 4 Year Old
8:30 - 2:30
Dragonflies 4 Year Old
8:30 - 4:00
Wednesday Butterflies 4 Year Old
8:30 - 11:30
Grasshoppers 4 Year Old
1:00 - 4:00
Bees 4 Year Old
8:30 - 4:00
Thursday Bees 4 Year Old
8:30 - 4:00
Grasshoppers 4 Year Old
8:30 - 2:30
Friday Grasshoppers 4 Year Old
8:30 - 2:30
3 Year Old A
8:00 - 12:00
3 Year Old B
12:30 - 4:30

Term Dates 2021 Term Dates

  • Term 1: 28 January 2021 to 01 April 2021
  • Term 2: 19 April 2021 to 25 June 2021
  • Term 3: 12 July 2021 to 17 September 2021
  • Term 4: 04 October 2021 to 17 December 2021

Staff

Meagan - Team Leader

Glenys - Teacher

Group: Dragonflies

Jess - Teacher

Group: Bees

Melissa - Teacher

Group: Butterflies

Hollie - Teacher

Group: Grasshoppers

Kelly - Educator

Group: Grasshoppers

Annie - Educator

Group: Bees

Melinda - Educator/Activity Group Leader

Group: Butterflies & Caterpillars

Sally - Educator

Group: Grasshoppers

Leanne - Educator

Group: Caterpillars

Sam - Educator

Group: Dragonflies

Chris - Educator

Group: Dragonflies

Leigh - Teacher

Group: Ladybugs

Glenys - Educator

Group: Ladybugs

Helen - Educator

Uniforms

Order your kinder uniforms by going online and visiting this link. *Note each kinder has a range of uniform options including tee shirts, long sleeve tee shirts, hats, jumpers and polo’s. Prices include your kinder logo on each uniform as well as GST. Each of the uniforms come in a range of colours including royal, navy, green, pink & red. You can select any of these colours for your child. Payment is available on check out. You may choose direct debit or for credit card payments please select PAYPAL where you are able to pay by all major credit cards with no additional fee. **TRY ON SAMPLES FIRST ** We highly recommend that you arrange a sample for sizing prior to purchase. Each kindergarten has its own sample pack in addition to the CKP office at 20 Ebdale Street, Frankston. We may not be able to exchange for incorrect sizing so please arrange a sample where possible.

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