A Home Away from Home
The preschool is a place that emulates the home so the children learn in an environment that meets the needs of the young child gently and with support. The large rooms are divided into small spaces. Small spaces with a big purpose! Young children learn primarily through imitation and we strive to provide activities that are worthy of imitation through which skills necessary for the children’s journey through the school and through life are built.
Each day the children play creatively both indoors and out, unfolding imaginative journeys often inspired by the stories the teachers share each day. Repetition is an important aspect of education for the young child. The same story, movement activities, finger plays and songs will be told or practiced for several weeks. Contrary to the contemporary view this is anything but ‘boring’ for the children. Young children really require repetition in order to build up their memories and body movement; more to the point, they love it!
Our teachers lead the children in baking, felting, painting and games. These activities stimulate the building of brain pathways through use of the hands and in particular the fingers in a pincer grip. The mood is calm and nurturing with imagination a key ingredient to every action in the day.
- Imaginative play both indoors and outdoors
- Aural / oral storytelling from World Fairytales
- Sorting, folding, ordering and building with natural materials
- Caring for the guinea pigs
- Wet felting
- Wet on wet water colour painting
To enquire about our preschool programme please contact Leslee on 9412 4457 or via email.
Our preschool is a Year-Round Licensed Long Day Care Centre providing care from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday to Friday, 48 weeks of the year. The core programme is from 9am-3pm during term time, aftercare is provided after 3:30pm and holiday care is available.
Children must be 3 years old by 1 January of the year they join, to commence in the preschool and parents can choose 2-day or 3-day attendance.
There are two rooms at the preschool both of which are family grouped with 3-5 year-olds grouped together.
There are 17 children in each room, with a lead teacher and assistant at all times and often a third adult present.
Download our preschool application form here
All families are offered a tour as part of the enrolment procedure. Tours afford an opportunity to see the preschool in action and ask any questions that you may have.