Warrnambool’s newest kindergarten has a new logo and name — City Kindergarten. Jesse McEwan, 5, Flynn Dowie, 5, and Bella Looby, 4, enjoy the great outdoors at kinder. WARRNAMBOOL City Council is set to begin a community consultation process as it grapples with federal and state government changes to kindergartens.
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From 2013, kindergartens will have to provide 15 hours of access to four-year-old children, up from the current 12 hours.

Council’s manager of community services Kellie King said the new regulations mean that council will have to make some changes to the way kindergarten services are provided in future.

“To help determine the best way to provide these services, we would like people in the community to tell us what is important to them about kindergarten services,” she said.

“We are about to do some community consultation around issues like location, session times, the days of the program and how best to allocate places when there is a waiting list.”

Ms King encouraged anyone who had been involved with kindergarten at any time, or who might be in future, to take part in the consultation so their views could help determine how kindergarten services are provided in years to come.

The consultation will focus on understanding what is important to families, parents, carers and children when choosing and attending a kindergarten. Issues around location, session times, the days of the program and how best to allocate places when there is a waiting list, will all be addressed.The consultation comes as City Kindergarten was yesterday announced the name of Warrnambool’s newest kindergarten.

The Raglan Parade kinder’s official renaming comes after a public campaign last year seeking community input for a new name.

Ms King said the name City Kindergarten was suggested several times.

“It was a combination of being both easy for children to say and best describing the kindergarten’s location,” she said.

“The children and staff have embraced the new name and we are looking forward to an exciting future at City Kindergarten.”

A new logo has also been unveiled, incorporating drawings by kindergarten children.

City Kindergarten is one of nine four-year-old kindergartens operated by Warrnambool City Council.

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