Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Nelson Mandela
To provide a high quality Early Childhood Education Program for Preschool children over the age of 3 years
To promote the optimum whole development of each child through free-play and discovery learning
To provide a variety of enjoyable and stimulating learning experiences which help create positive attitudes toward learning
To provide a wide variety of developmentally appropriate experiences offered in an anti-bias way, incorporating multicultural perspectives
To encourage parents to play an active role in the education of their children;To provide a safe and hygienic environment
To create an environment that has warm, supportive and positive interactions between staff, children and parents
To integrate children with additional needs through strategies and materials devised in consultations with specialised resource people and parents
The Learning Environment
The learning environment reflects the view that the children are seen as capable and constructors of their own knowledge and the adults as facilitators. Children are free to choose the areas of interest in which to participate throughout the day, while the staff and children engage in collaborative decision-making about the equipment which is used.
Children also participate in group experiences with either a small or large group with the staff.
The experiences provided are based on the children’s interest and include art, puzzles, blocks, dough, dramatic play, writing corner, construction toys, journals, computer, books, sand, water, active and imaginative play, story-telling and music.
Children can initiate or continue their own projects and investigations that may last days or weeks.
Some children may also be involved in collaborative projects with other children. The program is flexible and recognises the individual needs and interests of the children.
Visitors, excursions and informal outings are also planned to extend the children’s learning beyond those offered in the Pre-School on a daily basis.