At Learn & Play Preschool we provide secure, caring relationships that enable young children to learn at their best, where children feel emotionally secure so they are able to learn through our curriculum that is carefully based on the early years framework assessed by the National Quality Standard.
Our play-based learning ensures each child develops, understands and takes responsibility at their own pace, capability and individuality. Our quality and continuous improvement policy builds success for life with informal and structured activities. We support cognitive, academic and social development.
Experiences are designed that also take into account the interests, needs and abilities of each child. We give children choices and flexibility that change according to the child’s interests.
These are the outcomes for our framework that conveys the highest expectations for all children through nationally approved programs: Belonging, Being and becoming and My Time, Our Place.
• Children have a strong sense of identity
• Children are connected with and contribute to their world
• Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
• Children are confident and involved learners
• Children are effective communicators
We maintain a positive environment for our children to grow, using observations in the key areas of development, which include fine motor, gross motor, cognitive, language, social development, and emotional development, as a basis for our intentional teaching and individual learning.
Learn & Play Preschool is committed to providing an educational program, which allows for children to grow with the support and help from our qualified Early Childhood Educators. We endeavour to use favourable teacher: child ratios and open communication with parents.
By providing a stimulated learning environment, our programs enable children to learn through child interest based experiences and capabilities, which are found through frequent observations, family involvement, and intentional teaching. We provide an intense school readiness program, along with age appropriate learning for each age group. For this we incorporate modern technology such as iPads and computers as stepping-stones for primary school.
We have comprised our routine into different areas of the day, including group times based on language, school readiness, music and movement, along with intentional teaching, which incorporates projects the children are currently interested in. We model our centres after houses and backyards that are family friendly and have small pockets for experiences, learning and activities. This creates a sense of enclosure and familiarity that is favourable for early learning and development.
Projects become a main source of learning through the use of parent interaction, community input, and child involvement. We select topics of interest through our observations of children, or through parent discussion, and use this as a basis to discover the topics. We then use parent and community involvement to assist with learning. This may include community members or families coming to visit and interacting with the children and teaching them about the interest they have at the time.
At age 3-5 years, children are able to proceed through our preschool program, where our children begin to be involved in our intense school readiness program. This program includes all developmental areas, including writing, numeracy, and literacy and pre-reading skills. We involve our children in Ant’s in the Apple, a phonics program giving our children the best start to pre-reading as required for Kindergarten, as well as many other school readiness initiatives brought out by Learn & Play Preschool rich with resources environment.
Kindergarten is a major transition for children, so here at Learn & Play Preschool, we provide an intensive school readiness program, implementing the use of all Key Learning Areas of NSW Primary Schools, along with the Early Years Learning Framework, so that we are able to provide an enriching environment for our children to develop at their own pace. We help our children gain the confidence and social and emotional skills in order to have a smooth transition to school.
For this reason, we encourage participation in-group experiences throughout their time in the pre-school room for the children to gain confidence and learn how to form positive friendships and relationships with those around them.
At Learn & Play Preschool we provide the correct documentation and operational requirements for our education program along with a transition to school statement, which works as an interactive tool with the child’s future school in order to plan ahead for the child’s developmental requirements.