About Us

Pope Road Kindergarten is a community based, public kindergarten for 3 and 4 year old groups.  The early childhood program is inspired and provoked by the research and education project in Reggio Emilia, Italy, with a strong and genuine focus on the role and value of learning through relationships.

We believe children are capable, curious and competent, and our work with children supports and encourages children to be active and engaged constructors of knowledge: to have meaningful experiences and to develop a strong and positive sense of place and belonging to this and a wider community.  We have passionate and experienced staff, beautiful surrounds and a long history of excellence.


Children attending Pope Road Kindergarten are listened to and the program is based on developing positive relationships and meeting the individual needs and interests of the children.

  • Emphasis is given to the process of learning.
  • We celebrate the potential of children.
  • Excursions and incursions extend and enhance the program.
  • Range of creative/art experiences.
  • Socialisation.
  • Dance, drama, music, singing and poetry.
  • Language opportunities, all through play, discovery and enquiry.
Nearest Maternal & Child Health Centre: Whitehorse Primary School
Feeder Schools: Old Orchard, Blackburn, Laburnum, St Thomas and other independent primary schools.