As we are a Sun Smart kinder, we are now required to wear hats during outside time.
Could you please ensure you provide your child with an appropriate sun hat for kinder (hats that protect their face, neck and ears, i.e. legionnaire, broad-brimmed or bucket hats. Baseball or peak caps and visors are not considered a suitable alternative).
We also ask that you please apply sunscreen onto your child before the commencement of kinder and we will reapply it during the sessions.
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.