Tasmanian Kindergartens provide 15 hours of early learning experiences in local schools for children who are 4 years of age on or before January 1st of the year they start Kindergarten.
Kindergarten staffing includes a teacher and teacher assistant.
Kindergarten provides opportunities for children to:
- play with, and alongside other children
- be supported in their learning by caring adults
- develop personal independence
- develop confidence
- build social skills
- explore their world.
Kindergarten teachers use the Early Years Learning Framework to plan and provide quality teaching and learning experiences to meet the needs of all children. Schools acknowledge families as the children’s first and most influential teacher and encourage parents to work in partnership with them. A range of strategies are used to keep parents informed about their child’s progress throughout the Kindergarten year.
More information can be found at the Great Start Early Years web portal as well as through the Starting and Leaving Ages Infosheet and the Starting Kindergarten Infosheet.