Nurturing curious young explorers to work collaboratively and develop an understanding of the world around them
OUR REGGIO INSPIRED PRESCHOOL
Our Early Learning Centre (ELC) aims to provide a warm, secure and stimulating preschool environment for children aged 3-5. Using the Australian Early Years Learning Framework and the Reggio Emilia Philosophy, our students are exposed to a variety of learning experiences.
The Reggio Emilia Approach presupposes that a child’s personality is formed during the early stages of childhood. We encourage children to express themselves through their ‘100 languages’, and build relationships with the community as well as the environment around them.
Our approach focuses on child-centred, inquiry based learning, where children learn through real life and hands-on experiences. Learners are given rich opportunities to explore, discover and construct knowledge through many different modes of learning to deepen their own understanding.
Each child’s learning is documented every step of the way, shared daily through digital means and classroom displays. We aim to create ‘meaningful conversations’ between the child, the parent and the teacher. By doing this, a valuable learning link between school and home is provided, supporting their growth as lifelong learners.
ENVIRONMENT AS THE 3RD TEACHER
The Reggio Environment creates ‘a feeling of belonging in a world that is alive, welcoming and authentic’. We embrace nature, as we place emphasis in providing learners a natural atmosphere that invites exploration, communication and collaboration.
INTERNATIONALLY PROVEN CURRICULUM
The Early Years Learning Framework is the national Early Childhood Education framework of Australia. It draws upon conclusive international evidence that early childhood is a vital period in a child’s learning and development.
TEACHER AND CHILD DIRECTED ACTIVITIES
Our play-based activities encourages children to take risks, ask questions, make mistakes and share ideas. These activities stimulate a child’s imagination, creativity, decision making and helps develop crucial early language and numeracy skills.
LEARNING AT OUR PRESCHOOL
We encourage each child to take charge of their own learning by following their interests and in turn, develop the skills necessary for their future. To do this, we provide opportunities for them to question, inquire, play and explore while making real life connections with their community and the environment.
Learn through a variety of learning experiences in a child-centred environment with flexible learning spaces.
Here are some of learning opportunities in which your child will participate:
Developing skills such as reading, writing and speech through exposure, multi-sensory and hands-on approach
Counting and numeracy skills, spatial language and mathematical concepts
Fine Motor and Gross Motor development through games and sports. Water awareness and swimming skills are taught to Preparation Students
- Brain Development through Play
Exercises, activities and play-based learning that encourages whole brain development
Identifying and understanding emotions, forming relationships to develop social skills, giving them a sense of being, belonging and becoming
- Broader Experiences
Productions, Buddy Programs, and incursions giving children real world exposure
- Music and Movement
Exposure to percussions, instruments and various types of genres, learning musical concepts and cultivating music appreciation
ELC School Life
Learn about our Early Learning Centre daily routine, communications and settling in process.
FLEXIBLE ENROLMENT OPTIONS
We understand that some students may need time to settle into full day programs. To assist you in this process, we offer flexible enrolment options to meet your child’s individual needs.
Learn more about Our Preschool Fees here.
Full Day Classes
8.45am - 3.10pm
9.00am - 12.00pm
Also available for
2-days or 3-day/week