The Preschool consists of Pre Kindy(3-4yrs) and Kindy (4-5yrs), with separate programs which focus on age appropriate development. Debbie, the Director, who has many years of experience, is the Early Childhood Teacher in the Preschool room and works in close collaboration with the team of educators. Educating the 'Whole Child' and learning through play is central to her personal teaching philosophy. Both planned and spontaneous experiences incorporate early Literacy & Numeracy as well as Music, Movement, Language and Social & Emotional development each day. Debbie is passionate about encouraging curiosity, enthusiasm and competence through exploration and discovery. This is evident in the beautiful and inspiring learning spaces which are set up each week and are centered around each child's abilities, interests, cultures and developmental needs.
Children are provided with opportunities to learn respect for others while learning how to problem solve and build confidence within social groups.
Language and communication skills are encouraged through our project-based approach learning, morning meetings, language pal project, dramatic play spaces and provocations which are set out for the children to engage in.
Literacy and Numeracy learning occurs spontaneously through play however these skills are further extended upon through daily play-based group and individual
planned experiences and purposeful provocations.
The routine is flexible yet also predictable as this provides a sense of security and familiarity each day to ensure children feel safe and secure.
Pre Kindy and Kindy programs are thoughtfully planned according to appropriate levels of development of the children in the Preschool room.
Children who will be attending formal schooling will be prepared for a smooth transition by encouraging them to take responsibility for their belongings, learning how to take care of themselves and how to communicate their needs effectively.