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Early Learning

'I love Ruyton because it has trees that change colour in autumn.' Christina.

At Ruyton Early Learning, we believe in nurturing curiosity, wonder, adventure and joyful learning as children discover and explore their world.  Our Early Learning programme is for girls and boys aged 3- 5 years old.

Children at Private Pre Prep Melbourne

'At Ruyton Early Learning, children are seen as strong, curious and capable learners. Our environment creates opportunities for children to share their theories and thinking, and build on their existing knowledge. We engage with children, families and community to ensure our programme is constantly evolving with the children’s needs and interests. It is a beautiful space, an extension of home, where everyone is welcomed and cared for.'

Director of Early Learning, Miss Sarah Denholm

Watch our end of year Celebration of Learning

Influenced by the Reggio Emilia Educational Project

In line with the Reggio Emilia approach, we recognise young children as competent and capable learners, able to share their thinking and theories and be resourceful and creative. Children are provided with opportunities for challenges and success. The learning environment affords students ample time to explore and experiment, to reflect and revisit learning, and to develop awareness of their own abilities.

See our children learning about drones

 

Ruyton Kindergarten and Pre Prep Programmes

Each learning group is designed differently and reflects the children, staff and families who belong to it. Early Learning builds upon children’s knowledge and experiences and is designed to enhance the development, creativity and learning opportunities of each child and the group. There is a continued focus on the development of early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as inquiry learning skills. Children in Kindergarten and Pre Prep enjoy Story and Research (Library), and Music and Dance with Specialist teachers. Our Pre Prep children also participate in French Language and Culture learning.

Children at Early Learning Centre Melbourne

Kindergarten Groups 3 - 4 year olds

(commonly know as 3 year old kindergarten)

During school terms 

Group 1:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am - 3pm

Group 2: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 3pm

 

Pre Prep Groups 4 - 5 year olds

(commonly known as 4 year old kindergarten)

During school terms

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am -3pm

 

Extended Hours

Beforecare

Ruyton Early Learning offers Beforecare for children enrolled in Kindergarten or Pre Prep. Beforecare operates from 7.30am to 8.45am and is staffed by our qualified educators. 

 

Aftercare

Ruyton Early Learning offers Aftercare for children enrolled in Kindergarten or Pre Prep. Aftercare operates from 3pm to 6pm and is staffed by our qualified educators. The Programme offers opportunities for learning, fun and rest and relaxation. 

 

Holiday Programme

Ruyton Early Learning offers a Holiday Programme for children enrolled in Kindergarten or Pre Prep and is staffed by our qualified educators. The Holiday Programme operates during the last week of January, school term holidays and the last weeks of December, leading up to Christmas.

 

Children at Private Pre Prep Melbourne

You may like to view our Early Learning Philosophy or learn about our Playgroup.

 

Ruyton Early Learning - the journey starts here.

 

 

Exceeding PNG


In 2017, Ruyton Early Learning received a rating of Exceeding in all seven areas of the National Quality Standard.

 

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