A Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Centre

Early Years Learning Framework

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13 Nestor Street, Athelstone 5076

Phone: 8336 1422 Fax: 8365 5739

Email: kindy.director@thorndonkgn.sa.edu.au

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Session Times


Sessional kindergarten for eligable children:
8:45am - 11:45am
11:45am - 3:30pm
Monday - Thursday

Full days:
Available Monday to Thursday
8:45am - 3:30pm

Currently not operating.

Preschool Programs


Pre-entry Program:
Prior to starting kindergarten to support a positive transition.


Early Entry and Early Intervention Program:
For children with particular learning needs




Vacancies are now available for children from 3 years 9 months.


We keep a waiting list from toddler age.



Where are we?

Located off Montacute Road, the first turn left after the Stradbroke Road (Newton Village) roundabout going towards the foothills, then the first turn right (Nestor Street).

Phone to enrol or visit and find out more about our educational early childhood program


Our Curriculum Focuses On:

  • Developing children's individual strengths and interests
  • Fostering self esteem and positive social interactions
  • Encouraging problem solving, critical thinking and other life skills
  • Providing resources and time for learning through discovery and exploration
  • Developing literacy, numeracy and environmental education through purposeful and meaningful experiences


We offer a fun and challenging educational curriculum that is welcoming and responsive to the needs of children and parents, in a smaller traditional community environment.

Our Vision

Thorndon Park Kindergarten will be a partnership of parents, caregivers and staff committed to developing the knowledge, skills, dispositions and values necessary to empower children to become independent, optimistic learners and respectful, responsible citizens.


Our Core Values

Respect Optimism Inquiry Excellence Creativity


Our Context

The kindergarten is situated in the suburb of Athelstone. It serves the residents of Athelstone, Newton, Rostrevor, Campbelltown, Paradise and surrounding suburbs. It offers small group sizes and two very experienced teachers. It is well resourced within a beautiful natural setting.

It operates on a fulltime basis, offering the following services:

  • 15 hours of preschool per week
  • Pre entry for one term prior to starting sessional kindergarten
  • Early Entry for children with additional learning needs
  • Full days available Monday to Thursday
  • Specialist support for children with additional needs, available by referral to DECD Support Services through the kindergarten
  • Informal unfunded occasional and emergency care when possible

Feedback and complaints


Let us know if you have feedback or a complaint, or if you want to give us a compliment. Feedback is valuable as it helps us shape our services to meet your needs.

Our parent guide to raising a concern or complaint (Adobe PDF 478KB)

More information


Phone to enrol or visit and find out more about our educational early childhood program





Download our
Parent Handbook
(Adobe PDF 526KB)

Download our
Context Statement
(coming soon)

Download our
Annual Report
(Adobe PDF 101KB)

Download our
Quality Improvement Plan
(Adobe PDF 169KB)

Download our

Preschool Enrolment Form (Web link)



Download our
Behaviour Management Policy
(Adobe PDF 42KB)

Download our
Hot Weather Policy
(Adobe PDF 37KB)

Download our
Protective Practices
(Adobe PDF 28KB)

Download our
Skin Protection Policy
(Adobe PDF 124KB)

Download our

Healthy Food Policy
(Adobe PDF 127KB)



Department for Education and Child Development


Early Childhood Policies
DECD required policies and procedures [Reg 168]