Second Campus is opening 2021 at 28 Coniston St, Diamond Creek

Welcome to Diamond Creek Memorial Kindergarten

Diamond Creek Memorial Kindergarten is a not-for-profit community based organisation, striving to meet the needs of families in the local community since its establishment in 1965. We offer curriculum for 3 year old and preschool aged children, as well as an extended hours care program.

Exceeding National Quality Standard

As an incorporated association, we are required to adhere to our constitution and operate under the National Quality Framework for Australia- the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations, National Quality Standards, Early Years Learning and Development Framework for Australia (EYLF) and Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Birth to 8 years (VEYLDF).
Our current assessment and rating level is Exceeding National Quality Standard as at August 3, 2015

Working closely with families in the education and care of their children is at the heart of our philosophy.

Elements of Learning Committed to Excellence

Our curriculum is designed by our education team.
It’s created to support these important early years, to inspire children to be bold explorers today and joyful, confident learners for life.
We believe that children learn best through play and are inspired by child based learning. We have several different areas of play in each of our groups.

Gardening

The Toddler and Preschool Groups have a garden in their outdoor space. Each spring, the children and teachers contribute and create beautiful and educational container / raised bed gardens.

Sport

Children need to develop large motor and small motor skills and cardiovascular endurance. Extensive physical activity is also needed to address a growing problem of obesity in children.

Outdoor

Our children benefit from a variety of outdoor play spaces. In addition to our playground, they experience the natural wonders of the forest, the big field, our raised gardens and nature walks.

Art

Kids will love designing and creating puppets and collages, constructing musical instruments and flower bouquets, and painting, gluing, and crafting to their hearts’ content!

Excursion

Excursions form a vital part of a child’s early education. They expose a child to a range of different experiences and enable them to gain a sense of the world in which they find themselves.

Sustainability

Our children benefit from a variety of outdoor play spaces. In addition to our playground, they experience the natural wonders of the forest, the big field, our raised gardens and nature walks.