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Karingal Neighbourhood Centre computer room
Computer courses for all ages
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre children's activities
Party for the kiddies
Scrapbooking at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Activities for adults
Open Day at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Activities in the gym
Laughter Club at Karingal
The funniest thing you'll do all week. Image by Gary Sissons for the Frankston Times.
Mosaics class at Karingal
One of the creative activity classes held at KNH
Activities for children and young adults
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre has programs for all ages
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre reception
Talk to our friendly reception staff

Childcare Services

We cater for all ages of pre-school children at the centre. From playgroups for babies through occasional care for up to 5 year olds.

You can bring your baby to the Maternal and Child Health nurses after birth, and move on to our Baby Playgroup, then to older playgroup, Take-A-Break and on to Kindergarten, before heading to the Karingal Primary School that backs onto the centre.

This long-term association provides a familiar environment and established social connections throughout the crucial early development years of your child's life.

Karingal Community Playgroups

Occasional Care

Karingal Place Kindergarten

Karingal Place Kindergarten is managed by Community Kinders Plus and offer traditional 4 year old kindergarten as well as 3 Year Old Kinder. The staff at Karingal PLACE Kindergarten are passionate in their belief that the wonder and spontaneity of early childhood must be celebrated and preserved for all children. Our vision for our children’s learning is acknowledgement that children’s lives are characterized by ‘Belonging, Being and Becoming’. Contact Community Kinders Plus (03) 9783 3931

Story Time

Frankston City Library offers a free weekly story time during School terms. Come along to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs. Each storytime includes a simple and fun craft activity.

When: Wednesday 9:30 - 10am

Russian Classes for Children

Early Learning in Russian for Children (play based) for 3-5 year olds.
Creative Math & Chess Classes in Russian for schoolchildren (emphasis on mathematics) for 6-8 year olds.
Classes held Sunday mornings. Register your interest by phoning 8786 6650.

The Lab

A technology Club for young people with Aspergers Syndrome or High Functioning Autism. It offers a safe social environment and tuition by technology professionals in areas such as programming, digital design and gaming.

When: Tuesday 4:30pm - 6:30pm  (children) and 6:30pm - 8:30pm (youth)
For further information please visit The Lab website and follow the links to Frankston.

EVO healing Performance at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre

Mindfulness & Movement for Children

 

(suitable for children 5 -10 years old)

This program focuses on 8 Mindful Mantra’s to improve awareness in children. We help students to focus on noticing all of their thoughts, feelings and physical sensations and how this can help them at school and every day. We use drawing, journaling, structured relaxation and expression through movement. Darren developed the program to give children the tools and skills to navigate through our busy complicated lives. He hopes to influence and develop students confidence, awareness and resilience. We also explore primal animal movement, yoga poses and games, and learn breathing exercises. Contact Darren James at Evo Healing and Performance on 0437 388 032 for further information.                                                                                                                                         EVO_A5flyer_MindfulnessandMovement_addresses_print.compressed.pdf

DSE Music - Teaching children to read music, play various instruments and sing.

DSE Music Tuition

DSE Music Tuition runs guitar classes for only $12 per 45 minute lesson. Extremely comprehensive curriculum, teaching students theory (reading & writing music) as well as how to play their instrument. DSE Music Tuition also offer private (one on one) lessons in the Frankston area in guitar, singing & drums. All information including times, days, cost & availability at www.dsemusic.com.au

From time to time we need help at the centre with things we don't have the time or skill or capability to do. These tasks may include gardening, general handyman tasks, helping to move boxes or furniture around etc. If you would like to help us out occasionally, please let Ev know at reception.
The best way to see what activities and programs are in the works, is to keep an eye on our Proposed Activities section. Here you can express your interest in joining one of the listed activities and see how close it's coming to reaching minimum numbers - and therefore being held. You can find it under the Programs and Activities menu item at the top of the page.
We are often looking for volunteers to help out with various tasks and roles at the centre - including on our Committee of Management. Volunteering in your community is a great way to meet new people, take an active part in shaping what happens at your community centre, and making use of (and even improving) those skills you have but aren't currently putting to use.