We Learn As We Play

We Play As We Learn

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At Brandon Park Preschool we provide Preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds that:

Are run by experienced and friendly staff who value the uniqueness of each child and family.

  • Promote a positive, child-focused environment that builds children’s sense of belonging and empowers them to recognise their value as constructive contributors.
  • Successfully meeting National Quality Standards.
  • Family centred and welcoming service that seeks partnerships with families to develop a nurturing learning environment.
  • Quality educational program with meaningful and varied experiences for children that promote active participation so children can be curious, explore, imagine and create.

At Brandon Park Preschool your child will:

Develop a strong sense of Identity by:

  • Building respectful, secure attachments and relationships to their educators whilst away from their primary caregivers.
  • Learn and understand daily educational routines.
  • Being encouraged and supported to openly express their feelings and emotions.
  • Using role, imaginative and pretend play to explore different identities.
  • Developing strong foundations in both the culture and language/s of their family and the broader community without compromising their cultural identities.
  • Practicing and enhancing their independence and resilience skills.

Become connected to and contribute to their World by:

  • Recognising their right to belong and be part of the Preschool group.
  • Participating in reciprocal relationships, building on their own social experiences as they actively participate and experience social skills that include: sharing, turn-taking, waiting, negotiating and collaborating.
  • Gradually learning through practice to read and respond to their peers social cues in socially acceptable ways.
  • Developing friendships and connections with peers in order to seek play, engagement and interaction within social contexts.
  • Noticing and respecting differences, recognising unfairness or bias whilst practicing the skill of acting with compassion and kindness.
  • Beginning to develop and practice conflict resolution skills.

Become confident and involved Learners by:

  • Expressing wonder and interest in their environment.
  • Using play to investigate, imagine and explore their ideas.
  • Building problem solving and thinking skills through a supportive environment.
  • Exploring aspects of the natural world.
  • Engaging with and exploring basic mathematical concepts, that include: counting, colours, shapes, size, patterning and sequencing, in order to build the foundations for further learning in Primary School.
  • Engaging with and exploring scientific principles and thinking that include: trial, error, hypothesising, inventing, predicting, experimenting and observing, in order to build the foundations for further learning in Primary School.
  • Being intentionally ‘scaffolded’ by educators to foster conversations and reflective thinking in order to enhance, extend and prompt further learning experiences.
  • Being provided learning opportunities in social contexts to encourage shared thinking, understanding and ideas.
  • Progressing from understanding and following basic directions to more complex instructions.

Become effective Communicators by:

  • Engaging in enjoyable and stimulating verbal interactions.
  • Having access to visuals to support multiple understandings.
  • Use language and representation from play, music and art to share and project meaning.
  • Having opportunities to contribute to their ideas and personal experiences in play, small and large group discussions.
  • Actively exploring and engaging with texts from a range of different perspectives whilst experiencing a literacy-rich environment.
  • Engaging in a variety of art/craft experiences to enhance their artistic skills, make meaning and develop their ability to create recognisable designs with a variety of features.
  • Learning about the meaning of symbols and print in their environment.