Leanne is our Team Leader in the Preschool room as well our Early Childhood Teacher who has many years of experience and has also spent time in Reggio Emilia. Our Philosophy draws on aspects of the Reggio Emilia Approach, which Leanne ensures is embedded within our routines and curriculum. Our play based 3-5 year old program, planned and implemented by Leanne includes experiences which promote Literacy, Numeracy, Music, Movement, Language and Social & Emotional development each day. encouraging curiosity, enthusiasm and competence through exploration and discovery. Leanne sets up beautiful and inspiring learning spaces which encourage curiosity, enthusiasm and competence through exploration and discovery.
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.
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.