Modbury Kindergarten

At Modbury Kindergarten we believe that childhood is special and all children have a right to the magic of childhood – to run and jump in sunshine, to have time to think and investigate, to laugh, sing and dance, to grow, to learn, to be special, to feel loved and to have fun.

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge that Modbury Kindergarten has been developed on Kaurna Country and in doing so, we honour the Kaurna people as the custodians of the land and the Elders – past, present and emerging, who are the custodians of the culture, education system and philosophy upon which the Kindergarten has been founded.

About our Kindergarten

We believe that children learn through play in an environment that is safe, stimulating, secure and aesthetically pleasing. Play is fun and helps a child develop in all areas. Through play, children integrate what they are learning and stretch toward further possibilities.

While with us, each child will develop and demonstrate skills such as:

  • Independence
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Problem solving skills
  • Logical thinking
  • Decision making skills
  • Curiosity
  • A love of learning
  • Respect for others and their property
  • Working in a group
  • Care for our environment


We use the curriculum document Being, Belonging, Becoming – Early Years Learning Framework, to plan experiences to promote the development of children’s life skills and competencies.

The Focus Areas are:

  • Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children are effective communicators

In our environment children are allowed the freedom to seek out their own learning individually or with the support of their peers and adults in their play.

Learning opportunities consist of activities for the children to:

  • Make discoveries
  • Explore their own interests
  • seek answers to questions
  • test their knowledge and hypotheses
  • develop new skills and practice existing skills

At Modbury Kindergarten, we believe that literacy and numeracy is an important part of our program. We provide structured group times, with specific focus on early literacy and numeracy skills. Individual Learning Plans and Statements of Learning are provided for each child.

Session Information

Sessional Kindergarten

For all 4 year old children (and those that turn 4 before May 1 that year), Kindy sessions Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 full days per week from 8:15am – 3:45pm.


If playgroup is available to children and families it will be on a Thursday morning at 9.30am, during the school term. Please ring us on 8264 5933 to confirm details.

Unfunded Occasional Care

Occasional care is run during preschool sessions for care of children in their year prior to Kindy. Priority is given to children who are not accessing other care or education services. Please ring us on 8264 5933 to confirm details.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8:00-4:00 preschool session
Wednesday 8:00-4:00 preschool Session
Thursday 8:00-4:00

News & Events

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On Saturday Modbury Kindy had the pleasure of welcoming more than 60 educators into our learning space to share ways we honour and give life to children’s agency.

“When teachers make listening and documentation central to their practice, they transform themselves into researchers...” A Culture of Agency, Lisa Burman - Consulting in Pedagogical Growth- Consulting in Pedagogical Growth

Thank you EChO (Early Childhood Organisation SA) for inviting us to join such a rich day of learning and connecting.
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6 days ago

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Leonie MacCartie

The Kindy children have been having a love affair with the garbage truck.

“How does the arm lift the heavyyyy bin up?”
“Where does the garbage truck take my rubbish?”
“Landfill is bad, he’s taking it far away!”
“Actually a big hole!”

Children have been exploring the mechanics of a garbage truck through blocks and pulley systems. Fascination, imagination, experimentation and collaboration. 🛻 ♻️
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2 weeks ago

It's been a beautiful welcome back to Kindy in the garden 🌞 🍂. Autumn, with its rich colours, crunching leaves, and cool mornings, becomes a rich canvas for exploration, investigation, and artistic expression.

The Kaurna season of Parnati - autumn, relates to approximately April, May and June. Key indicators of Parnati are cold mornings with with Kudmu (fog/dew) on the ground and the highest rainfall which can cause kuntu and yartala (flooding).
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3 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook

Yep lots of fog and heavy rain here on Darkinjung country at the moment to.

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Contact Us

Modbury Kindergarten

Director: Mel Timmings

Phone: 08 8264 5933
Fax: 08 8395 3594

32 Jaycee Street Modbury North SA 5092

Education Office: Felixstow
Partnership: Modbury

Modbury Kindergarten

32 Jaycee Street Modbury North SA 5092