We Learn As We Play,
We Play As We Learn
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.
Develop a strong sense of Wellbeing by:
- Seeking and accepting new challenges, making choices and taking considered risks.
- Celebrating their own efforts and achievements and those of others
- Recognising and attending to their basic needs.
- Participating in energetic physical activity with includes dance, drama, movement, games and outdoor physical play.
- Learning about healthy lifestyles and nutrition.
- Learning practices that support health and hygiene.
- Experiencing opportunities for active, restful and calming experiences throughout their day.
- Developing an understanding for the safety and wellbeing of themselves and others.
- Building their motor and physical skills through play, including: fine motor, gross motor, spatial orientation, body awareness, balance and co-ordination.
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, colors, 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.