Welcome to Barker Kindergarten
Barker Kindergarten was built in 1926 and is heritage listed. It is nestled within the inner city suburb of North Adelaide. It is situated amongst a bustling shopping and business district, cafes and civic buildings.
Barker Kindergarten is a part-time kindergarten full of rich cultural diversity and languages. Learning is guided by our high quality play based curriculum where children explore and make sense of their world through actively engaging in learning experiences and their environment. We work in partnership with families, communities and other agencies to ensure that the children’s learning is relevant and purposeful for them. All parents are invited to join our Governing Council and to provide input into planning and the curriculum. Parents are encouraged to be involved in activities at the kindergarten.
Barker Kindergarten has spacious indoor and outdoor learning spaces which enable and facilitate rich learning opportunities for the children. The spacious outdoor learning environment includes a sandpit, vegetable gardens, mud kitchen, lawn and pebble areas and an extensive soft fall area for swings and climbing equipment. It is shaded by mature trees and is surrounded by secure fencing. The light and airy indoor learning area is fully air conditioned.
We believe that children are competent, capable, independent and successful learners. All children have the right to an education that lays a foundation for the rest of their lives, maximises their ability and respects their family, culture and other identities and languages. We believe in a rich play based curriculum to support children to develop a strong sense of identity and wellbeing; to connect and contribute to their world; become confident and involved learners; and become effective communicators. Play is a child’s research of their world.
We invite you to explore our website and encourage you to contact the kindergarten if you require further information or would like a tour.