Welcome to Almost French Kindergarten!
Almost French kindergarten was founded in 2016 and is designed for children between 3 – 5 years old.
The program is run by qualified and experienced dynamic French teachers.
All teachers are VIT registered, first aid trained and hold a valid Working With Children check.
We have three passionate French speaking educators per class which is above the child/staff ratio for kindergarten programs (1/11).
We offer a licensed funded kindergarten program, which follows the guidelines of the Victorian early years learning framework (VEYLF), the National Quality Framework (NQF)and the French Curriculum of ‘petite et moyenne section of maternelle’.
This programme is based on the children’s, educators’ and families’ interests, incorporating projects, intentional teaching and spontaneous experiences to support the learning dispositions of all our children.
We strive to nurture a strong sense of self in our children, an inclusive and harmonious culture for all within stimulating, engaging learning environments that promote a love of learning which help prepare them for school.
We have a strong, supportive kinder community within the inner Melbourne suburbs and through communication and special events this helps keep the French culture alive for many families.
Almost French has a zero tolerance for child abuse.
Click here to read our statement of commitment to child safety.
How we teach
We offer a French immersion program.
Children learn French through fun and challenging activities. We have a busy program which includes cooking, sport, art & craft, singing, a variety of games, multimedia and plenty of activities to develop literacy and numeracy skills… all in French! We pride ourselves in offering a safe and caring environment for your children and our program is designed to follow the children’s interests, therefore in constant evolution.
We also encourage the children to become more confident and independent in their daily life.
Click here to read our philosophy.
Video of Almost French Kindergarten
Please click on the icon below to view a short video of a typical day at our Kindergarten and our learning tools.
How we communicate
We monitor progress with individual portfolios and reports twice a year to parents (June and December) Your child’s milestones and competences will be outlined.
We believe in the importance of building strong relationships with parents and like to communicate on our learnings and activities through Storypark, an online platform where we post weekly updates, photos and important information about your child.
Testimony/Connect with us
Click here to visit our Almost French Kindergarten Facebook page and read some feedback of parents with children who are currently attending the program or who attended the program.
We are proud to share that Almost French Kindergarten has been rated by the Victorian Education and Training Department has overall ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’.
Almost French Kindergarten respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and pay respect to the ongoing living cultures of First Peoples.