All eight Kindalin centres were founded by and own and operated today by Mark and Alison Wharton. Kindalin is proud to be a family owned company with over 25 years of history in the Hills district. We have grown to see students become employees and parents themselves. Kindalin is an aboriginal word that means 'happy'. We acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians and non-Aboriginal Australians to the care and education of all children in Australia.
A successful learning environment is created through the formation of positive relationships between educators, children and their families.
Providing a positive and nurturing environment for all children, which caters to the whole child, values diversity and views children as active, competent and capable learners.
Children learn through active exploration and interactions with peers, adults and their environment.
Forming partnerships with families supports home practices and encourages parents to take part in curriculum planning and practice. Promoting cultural values and lifestyles of families builds a sense of community, support and understanding.
The centres are involved in the local community, recognising events and inviting others to contribute to our curriculum.
We value a team approach, where educators are respected as individuals and work in a supportive collaborative environment which encourages professional development and reflective practice. – less