About Our Program

Children’s strengths, interests and ideas are the foundation of our program, so it is ever changing and developing. We also extend the children through play in the areas of literacy, numeracy, science, the arts, understanding culture, social, emotional and physical development.

We have visits and shows throughout the year from community members such as the local fire fighters, animal carers, etc. to enhance our learning experiences.

Times and routines vary greatly according to the needs and interests of the children on any given day. The following is an indicative routine.Muddy feet

8:30am – Welcome! Families arrive and settle in. Unpack your belongings and stay upstairs with a parent or carer until 8:45am.

8:45am – Come outside and say hello to staff and goodbye to Mum, Dad or the person who brought you to pre-prep.

10:00am – We help to tidy up our playground. We bring down the morning teas and enjoy the time sitting together, chatting and sharing news while we eat. When we finish morning tea, we have a play in the climbing area until everyone is ready to go upstairs.

10:40am – We have planning time where we talk about the types of projects, games or experiences we may like to do at indoor time. Sometimes we have music time, read a story or have a literacy session at this time also. When a friend says what they want to do, we are asked if we would like to join them and are given help with how to get our game or project started.

12:20pm – We tidy our play spaces. Some of the areas we have built can stay up, so we negotiate this with our peers and teachers.

12:50pm – We have lunch. Yum!

1:20pm – A quiet time is offered to us. If we want to sleep on a bed, we can do so, but if we want to draw, read books, look at our portfolios etc we can that also.

2:10pm – We tidy up our room and come together for a story, songs and chat. Sometimes we talk about our plans for the following day or week. Our parents or carers start arriving and we invite them to come and sit with us.

2:45pm – We sing our goodbye song and go to be with the person who is picking us up for the day.

Families are encouraged to share information with staff, and parents are emailed each week some information about the program, and the children’s learning experiences.

“Our child has grown enormously, and truly is excited to go every “kindy” day to be with his friends and learn new things.” – Anna – 2013 parent