Mt Martha Preschool is a community-focused kinder and values its relationships with local organisations. These relationships enhance the preschool’s program and give children more enriching experiences both inside and outside the kinder.
BERG: The Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group (BERG) was formed in 1997 to preserve and restore the bushland of the local reserves. Mt Martha Preschool is nestled in the reserves and regularly works with BERG to give the kinder children meaningful experiences in the coastal bushland. Over the past few years the preschool has participated in walks and explorations, utilised the boardwalk and walking tracks, and built structures using fallen sticks, branches and natural materials.
CFA: Mt Martha Preschool is located near the Mt Martha branch of the Country Fire Authority. Our children have been visiting the CFA station for many years and love chatting to the CFA volunteers.
Library: The preschool is in regular contact with the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s library service and supports many of its literacy initiatives. Mt Martha Preschool also promotes the ‘Little Free Library’ movement, with a box full of books located outside the kinder on Watson Road.
Incursions & excursions: The preschool regularly uses local resources in its Out and About program and invites local organisations to the kinder to give the children a variety of learning experiences. Some of the incursions have included visits from petting farms, musical ensembles and art and craft groups.