Play is how children learn. Play is the work of children. It allows them the opportunity to experiment with the world around them and discover the emotional world inside them. Play is the vehicle that leads them to discover, solve problems, and connect with their world and the people in it. Play is the essential building block for the foundations of all later learning. We advocate PLAY for preschoolers. We provide a mixture of play, choices, self help skills, routines and group times to continue the journey of ‘school readiness’ that has been undertaken since birth.
They are naturally curious. They benefit most when given the opportunity to experiment, discover, dream, imagine and express their original ideas in a free and open environment, where the individual and his or her contributions are highly cherished. We believe that The Early Years Learning Framework, Belonging Being Becoming supports the whole child. At our centre, this is blended with an Emergent Curriculum where educators follow the interests of the children along with family and community happenings. Our curriculum also adopts the Munch & Move program, sustainable practices and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives. We pride ourselves on highly qualified and dedicated educators who constantly seek self improvement through professional development. Their expertise and interests also make up a component of our preschool program, with the support of sensory processing tools.
specifically the traditional land that the preschool is situated on – Wangal land. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wangal people of the Dharug nation, daily, and work diligently in caring for and respecting the land, plants, animals and peoples on it. Natural spaces are evident in the playground with sand pits, a rock stream, grass hills, a vegetable garden, compost bins, worm farms, pot plants and a mud pit garden. Children are encouraged to sort their waste and recycle and re-use. The preschool offers water in play. We conserve water through specifically designed tap ware, dual flushing for toilets and a water tank. Children recycle trough water to garden beds.
by inviting each family to share their cultural heritage and any other gifts they may have. We are proud of our relationships with families and our rich parent involvement program.
to include additional needs within our entire program. We access extra funding to provide an extra educator to support these children and their families.
to every kind of emotion that the children present to us and helping them to identify these and express them appropriately. We meet children’s attachment needs of protection, nourishment and nurturing. This will enable them to create a resilient and healthy template for the rest of their lives.