Our programs and practice are overarched by the National Laws and Regulations, the National Quality Standards (NQS), the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
The broad aim of our Pre-School is to provide quality care and an educational program within a warm, secure and safe environment. To develop in each child the knowledge that they are unique and individual and that their special abilities, interests and backgrounds are a very important contribution to the community.
We aim to create a safe, happy and loving environment, which fosters a sense of belonging and security. We endeavour to provide a service, which reflects an anti-bias curriculum, multi-cultural programs and integration of special needs children. Activities that help children develop at their own pace are the mainstay of our program.
We aim to encourage in our children: confidence and curiosity, happiness and honesty within themselves, interest in the world around them, respect for themselves, others and the environment and to nurture independence and identity.
Your child will receive a PORTFOLIO when they commence Pre-School. It is a collection and reflection of their ongoing time at Pre-School (development, milestones, relationships, photos, conversations, daily happenings, learning journeys). It is our hope that you value these insights into your child’s day as much as we do and that you connect to the portfolios as much as your children do. The portfolios are always accessible in the rooms, so feel free to take a look with your child.
Children will have the opportunity to:
- Build with blocks, construction
- Participate in collage, painting, drawing, creative arts
- Enjoy dramatic play e.g. home corner, fairy garden
- Enjoy quiet concentration with books, puzzles and manipulative equipment
- Engage with the natural world, gardening, recycling, care of pets
- Enjoy music and story time, discussion
- Participate in active, healthy fundamental movement