Bethany kindergartens, including Corio’s William Hovell Preschool, have a new way of helping families decide where to enrol their children next year.

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, Bethany planned to host tours across its kindergarten as part of its second annual Open Week. Bethany Open Week provides families with an opportunity to walk through kindergartens, talk with educators while viewing the indoor and outdoor learning environments.

BKS Executive Manager Anneliese Knell said Open Week had been a great opportunity for families to experience different kindergarten environments and meet the educator team before deciding on their child’s registration for the upcoming year.

“Kindergarten is an important year for children,” Ms Knell said. “At Bethany Kindergartens, we understand that each child develops and grows at their own pace and in their own way”. 

“Finding the right kindergarten for your child can be hard. It’s important to choose a kindergarten that will support your child’s individual needs and allow them to grow, learn and play.”

Bethany is now providing parents with a tour of all kindergartens through the use of short online videos. The videos allow children and families to view kindergartens remotely, at times convenient for them and in the comfort of their home.

Bethany offers short and long day sessions and provides both three and four-year-old kindergarten programs. To view the videos and register for a BKS Kindergarten, head to

At William Hovell Preschool in Hendy Street, Corio, a new cubby house, deck and garden have been added to the outdoor area.

Educational Leader Sharron German said the kinder funded the project from money raised over the past few years. They have also recently purchase new shelving, lockers and tables for the indoor environment.

If families would like to speak to a staff member at William Hovell Preschool, they can call on 5275-4663.

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