As a small, locally owned Kindergarten, Padua offers Peninsula parents an alternative to the large businesses which have taken over much of the early childhood industry. Padua embraces a natural, play-based philosophy which encourages respect for the environment, while developing a positive sense of self in the children. Padua Kindergarten offers an extended hours registered structured Kindergarten program for three and four year olds as well as providing Pre Kinder for the under three years age group. A school readiness program for 4 years ensures Padua children are ready for the next part of their journey to primary. Rather than competing, Padua offers a quality alternative and ensure all parents believe in Padua philosophies and what they have to offer to their child on a daily basis. As Padua believes parents to be as much a part of Padua’s journey as their children, Padua has a policy to interview all new families seeking enrolment.