70 Clyde Street

Thornbury, 3071

03 9484 4140

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Edible Garden

Testimonials

More Than A Kinder

‘Clyde Street Kindergarten is more than a kinder;  it’s a caring, supportive community which has welcomed our whole family with open arms’

Georgia Jahnke

Parent

Engaging Indoor Space

‘Don’t be deceived by the humble facade! The engaging indoor space and the vast, lush outdoor space make CSK one of Thornbury’s best kept secrets.’

Cat Colaci

Parent

Learning through play

‘As an Early Childhood Teacher my goal is to be a facilitator of activating each child’s own natural desire to learn using play to achieve their full potential.’

Maria Callegari

Director & Educational Leader

Our Edible Garden program is a totally ‘hands on’ experience which sees children  planting, weeding, watering and harvesting our vegetable patch and sensory herb garden as an integrated part of their day to day kinder routine.

This year, our four year old groups will be involved in setting up compost and worm farm systems.  Not only does this engage children in the most of obvious of questions – ‘where does my food come from?’– it also begins conversations around their place in the world and the bigger picture issues of sustainability, nutrition, seasonality, soil health, biodiversity, waste, recycling and water.

These themes and experiences are carried through our program and explored with books, songs, activities and themed play spaces recognising that children learn in different ways and are engaged by different media.