I have been fortunate to have two of my children attend Gan Gani. It is a very special place. It is inviting, inclusive, joyful, and the children learn so much through the excellent play-based program and incursions/excursions. Although we are not Jewish, we have loved our children learning about a new faith and language. The teaching staff are extraordinary and care for each child as if they were their own. They are so experienced, and kind, and make you feel welcome; a part of the Gan Gani family. I love the setting of the kindergarten, how it is surrounded by nature and animals, and there is so much for the kids to explore and learn. I am always impressed by how much the little people absorb in one day. There are also lovely community events that are held throughout the year, and social catch-ups organised by the committee that bring families together and we have made long-lasting friendships over the years.
As my oldest son was part of the Gan Gani community for two wonderful years, I did not hesitate when the time came to consider where my second son was going to attend Kindy. I have found that the sense of belonging for children attending Gan Gani is such a high priority for the teachers and families alike, and I have to say, once again, my younger son is absolutely thriving as a Gan Gani kindy kid! I love that this Kindy embraces and encourages inclusive practices as well as celebrates the different cultures and backgrounds of attending families. At the end of the day, Gan Gani kids just have SO MUCH FUN! The outdoor play area is absolutely beautiful and the resources for inside time are of a very high standard. Gan Gani has been the perfect fit for our family.
Gan Gani Community Kindergarten is a unique and outstanding kindy in so many ways. I have had two of my children attend Gan Gani and they have both thrived in the nurturing and inclusive environment the kindy provides. When we walk into kindy each morning, we feel at home. The staff are highly experienced and intuitive in their understanding and approach to all of the children. The environment embraces diversity, nature play and exploration. The program is inclusive to all and rich with experiences. The kindy has given our children a great start in education and has beautifully prepared them for the transition to Prep at our local school.
Thank you so much Therese, Lori, Sally and everyone in Gan Gani. Thank you for these wonderful objects that have come to kindy. It is so beautiful and uplifting to read “normalising our needs is important for all of us”. I can’t thank enough to be part of such a wonderful community and (my daughter) is so lucky to have such amazing and inclusive teachers.
What an amazing kindy for enriching experiences for the development of these children! The natural setting really stands out and provides the inspiration for the daily sensory experiences. What a delight it is to see children in a "digging patch" and up to the knees sand elbows in water play. I have seen daily experiences that cover all areas of development, gross motor, fine motor, emotional development etc. which are so cleverly embedded in play. The creativity and curiosity that is inspired at Gan Gani is truly unique and is skillfully encouraged by the teaching staff.
Kate (Occupational Therapist)