We offer a three and four year old funded kindergarten program, run by experienced teachers and educators. Our high-quality kindergarten program will offer your child a range of learning experiences and activities that are both stimulating and fun. Your child’s learning and curiosity will be encouraged through range of child-led and teacher-led experiences, such as exploring the natural world, being exposed to new ideas and solving problems. Children learn through play, inquiry-based projects, and culture.
Our programs are influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to education. The Reggio Emilia Philosophy is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education, which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. The Philosophy rides on the coattails of the innate curiosity of children and aims to assist them with understanding their world and who they are in it. There are three “teachers” that are involved with children’s learning – the parents, the classroom teachers, and the environment of the classroom. Through inquiry-based and project-based learning, children and teachers invest time delving into and resolving questions, problems, challenges, and exploring areas of interest. This approach to learning heavily focuses on small and whole group collaboration, furthering social development.
Bush kinder is a program that allows time and an ideal environment for your children to learn in uninterrupted play in the bush or at the beach. What nature provides and some assisted tools are used as learning materials. Bush kinder is a special part of your child’s kinder experience and is often the highlight of their year. Our bush kinder programs aims:
- Developing new and real-life skills
- Embedding Indigenous teachings and perspective
- Learn early botany and biology
- Establish early literacy and numeracy through storytelling, play and games
- How to become custodians of the natural world through the development of their love of nature.