4 Year Olds – Koalas

Bush Kinder runs as part of the 4 year old Koala group and takes place during the Friday morning session (term 2 and 3 only) at Braeside Park. At Elonera Preschool we believe in the importance of nature and outside play in a child’s learning and development. Numerous studies also support the need for children to spend time outside in nature. Bush Kinder, held at Braeside Park, will provide your children with the ideal learning environment: time and space to play in a natural setting, materials provided by nature and their own interests and enjoyment spurring them on in their learning. They will have the opportunity to play in the rain and the mud, roll on the wet grass, manipulate sticks, find insects, birds, animals and plants that engage their interest, use natural materials in creative ways, explore their understanding of the natural world, climb trees, expand their knowledge and hone their skills, and share these experiences with their friends, parents and teachers. Bush Kinder will be a special part of your child’s total kinder experience.


MONDAYS: 8.30am – 4pm
WEDNESDAYS: 12.15pm – 4pm
FRIDAYS: 8.30am – 12.15pm


Fees are $540 per term and include all excursions and incursions as well as two terms of playball. Excursions and incursions alter each year as we tailor them to the interests of the children.


The enrolments for 4 year old kinder at Elonera are processed by the City of Kingston’s Central Enrolment Scheme. For further information please contact the City of Kingston on 1300 653 356.
For information regarding our 4 year old program please contact our enrolment officer Kristy on 0421 071 908 or by email.

Our Educators

Our educators are all nurturing professionals who provide a secure environment for your child to enjoy and grow in, with qualified Early Childhood teachers co-ordinating both the 3yo and 4yo groups. Please find our Statement of Philosophy here.

More Information

Each child’s developmental progression, advancing skill levels and particular interests will be noted by their teachers. The teachers will use this knowledge to support the children’s learning (just as they do at kinder). Teachers will support children as they take considered risks and face challenges essential to well- rounded learning. Stories will be told, knowledge will be shared, songs will be sung, and fun will be had.
Through play the children will connect with and grow to respect and love this natural environment. They will connect with their land in a way that cannot be done under a roof or within walls.

Bush Kinder Delivery Policy 
Bush Kinder Dog Awareness Policy 
Bush Kinder Extreme Weather Policy 
Bush Kinder Identification and Visibility 
Bush Kinder Protective Clothing Policy 
Bush Kinder Parent Handout 
Bush Kinder Play Benefits and Risk Policy 
Bush Kinder Risk Assessment 
Bush Kinder Risk Assessment – Tree Climbing 
Bush Kinder Snake Awareness Policy 
Bush Kinder Emergency Evacuation Policy



An amazing kinder with great staff who implement a wonderful play based learning program. The bush kinder program was great for my daughter too.
Sascha N (parent)

Best thing I ever did was send my son to Elonera. So much better than doing 4 year old kinder in a day care setting. Grounds and teachers are amazing. The best experience!
Belinda P (parent)

Brilliant kinder. Can’t compliment the teachers and assistants enough. And my boys loved running around the spacious grounds, a great way to burn energy.
Shellie M (parent)