ALL ABOUT PRESCHOOL
OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS INCLUSIVE, TANGIBLE AND INTERACTIVE; THE ENVIRONMENT IS ASSESSED, REVIEWED AND CHANGED ON A FREQUENT BASIS.
The Preschool area caters for children aged 2-5 years. This area provides challenging and stimulating learning experiences for this age group. Our programme is based on mainly on a free play philosophy, we do encourage children to become involved in a variety of group activities. These include: go cart building, volcano making, races, music sessions, bear hunts and collaborative art activities.
The environment encourages active participation with children able to make their own choice regarding resources to interact with over and above the planned activities that teachers provide throughout the day. The children have a sense of belonging here and have opportunities to participate in their daily programme and routines.
Our environment is rich and vibrant with a child art focus. Our walls are colourful and document the children's experiences and their interpretation which is evident through their artwork.
We have a spacious outdoor area designed to meet the developmental needs of the children in a safe environment. We change the environment daily creating exciting spaces. Music is an important part of our day children often enjoy dancing and bringing in music to share.
The Fale is our focal point which is utilised in many different ways during the day, it is often decorated, danced in, and enhances the multicultural aspect of the centre.
During the day we come together to have mat times, these happen three times a day as part of the routine, each teacher brings something special and different keeping children enthused and involved at these times.
We offer a four year old programme, please read about this further on our curriculum page.
We value the co-construction of knowledge between children and educators, therefore we believe in creating an environment and programme where children have opportunities to learn through play, social interactions, conversations and group experiences.
WE VALUE CHILDREN, EDUCATION AND THE ACQUISITION OF KNOWLEDGE. TO PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THE SKILLS TO LEARN, BEING ABLE TO FIND ANSWERS TO THEIR CURIOSITIES, AND TO BE LIFELONG LEARNERS.