Kindergarten Sessions

Ring-a-Rosie Three Year Old Kindergarten 2021

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Located in a tranquil garden nestled in between our two kindergartens we offer a three year old kindergarten program.

Ring-a-Rosie is a warm and cosy environment for the young child to begin their journey towards independence.

Our room is homely and our play based program with ‘open-ended’ natural  materials lovingly handcrafted or simply collected from nature, allows for many possibilities rather than a single fixed idea or purpose; giving rise to free imaginative play.

Outside the garden offers the children many possibilities to wonder at the mysteries of nature as they unfold throughout the seasons. We meet the elements throughout the year and dress to suit the occasion – Sunhats, raincoats, gumboots and puddle pants – and in Melbourne this could all occur in one day!

Daily rhythm is of vital importance to the young child. During each session imaginative free play will be interspersed with times when we will come together for a simple circle of verses, finger rhymes, songs and movement, a time to share food and then coming together at the end of the day to hear a story usually connected to nature.

Children can attend two mornings a week during the school term.

Monday and Wednesday or

Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  8.30 am – 12.00 noon

Linden and Peppercorn Kindergartens

The kindergarten is open on weekdays during the school term.  Please see term dates.

Morning sessions:  8.20 am – 12.30 pm

Afternoon sessions end at 3.00 pm

Kindergarten children are offered one full day either Monday or Thursday and two mornings. 

Prep children come three full days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and two half days, Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday and Friday afternoons are for the kindergarten teachers’ administration time.

Family Play Groups

Melbourne Steiner Playgroup offers a play based program in a beautiful setting, with seasonal songs and stories, craft and parenting support .

These independently run playgroup sessions are taken by experienced leaders and are held in the Acorn Room at MRSS on Wednesday and Thursday mornings 9.30-11.30am and on Monday and Tuesday at the nearby Michael Centre.  Enquiries: Kim Roche 0413 331 262 email